4th-hour innovation

Course:

GST 270WG, Women & Men in Society

Faculty:

Angela Lewellyn Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Social Justice

2243 Campus Box
E-mail: ajones5@elon.edu
Phone #: (336) 278-6447
Office: Sociology & Anthropology House 205

Student Profile:   

This course is open to students at all levels. There's usually a wide variety of students in the course, from first years to seniors. Some are Women's/Gender Studies minors when they enroll, but others are not, although they may be by the end of the semester.

Innovation:

Students conduct interviews with three women and three men currently working in the student's chosen career or field of interest, and they analyze and synthesize the data, with a focus on gender and its impact on the workplace experiences of these women and men.

Comments:

This course provides an excellent opportunity for students to explore the relevance of gender inequality in their own lives. This assignment, in particular, acts as a way to hook their interest on the material by making it pertinent to their own lives. The process of establishing contacts for the interviews offers an in-road for students to begin building networks outside of Elon that may lead toward internships or employment.

Presentation:

http://www.elon.edu/ajones5/4th_hour_project.htm

Resources:

Interview instrument (Word document that contains the most recent version of the interview questionnaire students created for this project.)

Student paper (Word document that contains a sample of student's work for this project.)

Faculty/Student research paper (Word document that contains a formal research paper written by two faculty and two students based on an analysis of the aggregate data collected by the full class.)