The individual class assignment is to give an oral presentation of no longer than five minutes any one of the course texts in light of the Darwinian model of sexual selection. Your presentation will shed light on the ways in which your selected text represents in fiction the antogonistic model of mating behavior among the animals (Darwin considered human beings to be animals.) Your presentation can make any connection, comparison, or argument for identity between chick-lit and lad-lit that you find congenial.
The intent of the assignment is to help get you started on your Term Paper. After your five-minute presentation, your class-fellows will provide beneficial response and resulting discussion to the end of directing (or re-directing) your research.