AbstractIn this final course project, students learn to apply sociological theories and concepts related to gender and sexuality to a visual art piece that they create. By challenging students to both create and interpret a piece of artwork, students are asked to apply sociological theories and concepts in an unconventional way, thus exercising their creative...
- Subject Area(s):
- Sex and Gender
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- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Usage NotesThough I designed this as the final project for a gender and sexuality class, it could be adapted for other topics as well. It could also be adapted into a group project for larger classes. On the last day of class, I like to have students set up their artwork around the room art gallery-style and then allow students to explore the room. If your students...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- 1. Demonstrate understanding of sociological theories and concepts related to gender and sexuality
- 2. Apply sociological theories and concepts to the process of creative expression
- 3. Translate sociology for a wider audience in a creative way
- 1. This goal can be assessed through the artwork explanation placard and the essay discussion that links theories and concepts to the artwork.
- 2. This goal can be assessed by the production of the artwork and essay discussions of reasons behind making the art (class content that inspired the work), things learned, and/or essay discussion that uses theories and concepts to analyze the artwork.
- 3. This goal can be assessed through the production of artwork based on themes from the course and the process of students sharing their art with others on the due date.