Making connections between personal experiences and sociological learning in Race, Class, and Gender is of paramount importance. This assignment challenges students to critically reflect on what they have learned, to relate a chosen past experience to what they have learned from class, and to apply their learning to this past experience to reveal how...
- Subject Area(s):
- Race, Class and Gender, Racial and Ethnic Relations, Sex and Gender, Sexualities
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Level(s):
- College 100, College 200, College 300, College 400
- Class Size(s):
- Medium, Small
This activity is best to be assigned as being due around the middle to end of the semester. It is good to give the assignment prompt to students at the beginning of the semester to get them thinking about their experiences, to ask questions, etc.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will learn to critically reflect on on their learning
- Students will learn how to apply sociological material to making sense of a personal experience from their daily lives
- Students will learn how larger institutional forces have shaped an experience in their daily lives
- Students will learn how to critically analyze events
- Students will learn how to use sociological terms, theories, and concepts
- Instructors assess student performance using a grading rubric that is included.