Applied Final Project: Role Reversal Proposal
Part Two of Applied Final Project, Role Reversals: Understanding Our Gendered Selves:
“Challenging My Story” (5% of course grade; due end of Week Four)
One paragraph (150-250 words)
All parts of this project should be formatted in APA style (follow for both essay and citation styles): APA Style Guide: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Must be approved by instructor (“Pass”) to continue with project
Purpose: Role-Reversal Act Proposal
In this section of the assessment, you will choose an act that challenges societal gendered norms or that runs contrary to the way in which you project gender every day. In Week 6, you will go out into society and perform your act, so propose something you can actually do.
In conceptualizing this act, consider what you discovered about yourself as a gendered being in part one.
Turn in one paragraph (150-250 words) describing your act. What do you plan to do, when and where do you plan to do it, and why is it a reversal of your gendered history and current presentation of self?
Suggestions: These acts can be small (wearing your hair differently, or not wearing makeup if you usually do), or large (a radical change in hairstyle or dress, or speaking or behaving differently with others), or moderate (attempting to use exclusively gender neutral language, or suggesting a mixed-gender activity that is usually single-gender). Use your Part One discussion to identify areas of gendered behavior in your life where you can intervene to change something.
For an act to be approved, it must meet the following guidelines:
Note: You may be a bit nervous about this act; that is normal. You are going against societal norms and your own socialization and breaking your everyday routine. I can tell you that, in the past, the students who had the most trepidations were the ones who in the end learned the most and enjoyed the project the most. Please contact me before the due date if you have any questions/concerns about the proposal.
Rubric for Part Two
Rubric indicates pass/fail. Instructor will respond as soon as assignment is submitted (may be submitted early); Part Two is a pass/fail assignment that you must resubmit until you pass in order to conduct the act and complete part four. Students receiving a pass will have a clear plan for a doable and relevant act.
Rubric Name: Proposal Rubric