Women's Studies: Applying and Assessing Gender Theory part of State Your Case:Activities
Participants in Women's Studies Senior Seminar, Discourses in Gender, complete two projects toward the goal of understanding, evaluating, and applying theory. For Project I, students write an annotated bibliography and a 7-page research essay. For Project II, students design and implement a community activity informed by their research. In addition to organizing and leading the activity, students write a project summary, a self-assessment, and a 2-page essay assessing a particular theory's value as a tool for addressing the problem or condition emphasized in the project. Each project is completed in stages, using a progressive rubric to evaluate each stage.