Construction of gender and sexual identities

In formulating your essay paper for this class, you must incorporate the perspectives of at least (3) authors from our reader and (5) from outside sources. Be able to apply any theories or ideas drawn from sources in an original manner and style and be able to make connections with the class instructional material and the issues that you would like to address in your paper.

Essay Instructions:
Papers will be evaluated on the basis of content, organization and writing (i.e. grammar and spelling). This means your paper will need to have a strong thesis that directly responds to question youave chosen. Furthermore, your thesis must be supported by relevant, logically ordered evidence.
Papers must have the following format: (check that youave met all requirements!)
Cover page with your name, question number and an original title
8-9 pages in length with page numbers on every page (footnotes and bibliography do not count in page total)
Margins must be one-inch on all sides and text should be double spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font
A properly formatted bibliography is required: Chicago or MLA versions are acceptable. Paper must be printed and pages must be stapled together (no emailed papers will be accepted)

The 3 articles from the reader are as follows:

Barbara Ponse The social construction of identity and its meaning within the lesbian communityfrom social perspectives in gay and lesbian studies ed. Peter M Nardi and Beth Schneider, 1998

Jeffrey Weeks The meaning of diversityfrom Social perspectives in gay and lesbian studies ed. Peter N Nardi and Beth Schneider, 1998

Carol Warren Space and Timefrom Social perspectives in gay and lesbian studies ed. Peter M Nardi and Beth Schneider, 1998