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Writing Personal Ads to Uncover Norms of Sex and Gender
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Farr, Daniel. 2011. “Writing Personal Ads to Uncover Norms of Sex and Gender”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Finding creative and engaging class activities to critically engage students can be challenging, particularly when seeking to address issues central to socialization such as gender, sex, and sexuality. This activity seeks to dissect and question issues of gender, sexual orientation, heteronormativity, and other social beliefs at the intersection of...

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College 300
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Examining cultural expectations of an individual's desires rooted in various socially defined statuses.
  2. "Particular analysis of sex, gender and sexuality in regards to relationships and sexual behavior."
  3. Analysis of insider/outsider interpretation of language and media -- recognizing multiple interpretations and meanings of text.

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