Step 6: Revise and Finalize your Analyses
Using feedback from your peers from the in-class workshops, you should revise your analyses for each of your 3 photos. Make sure that you clearly define the concepts you are discussing, and make the connection between these concepts and your photo clear. Proofread your analyses, making sure that you are using proper grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, so that nothing detracts from the overall points you are making.
Step 7: Write your Introduction
Finally, you should write a 1-2 paragraph introduction that serves to orient your reader/viewer to your project. Some ideas for things you might touch on in your introduction include:
• Some of the important overarching themes found in your photos,
• How you see your social world differently after completing this project,
• How your own personal experience of gender (and intersecting experiences of race, class, etc.) shape the “voice” or perspective present in your photos,
• What the process of completing this project has helped you understand about the sociology of gender.
You should also think of a creative title for your final photo essay, and titles for each of your individual photos.
Step 8: Put it All Together
Put everything together in one document in the following order:
• Project Title
• Introduction
• Photo 1: Title, photo, analysis of photo
• Photo 2: Title, photo, analysis of photo
• Photo 3: Title, photo, analysis of photo
Save your project in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format (PDF is preferred), and upload it to Blackboard.
General Assignment Requirements:
• All photos must be taken by you. You don’t need to have a fancy camera to do this assignment – the camera on a cell phone will work just fine! You won’t be graded on the artistic quality of your photos, so if you don’t know anything about how to frame the “perfect” shot, don’t worry about it. You will be graded on how well your photos (and the accompanying text) illustrate concepts and themes from the course, so you should put a lot of thought into the subjects of the photos.
• You must refer to at least four distinct course concepts in your final project, including at least one concept from each of the three main units of the course.
• You must refer directly to at least three readings from the course in your final project. Any time you reference a reading (or ideas from a reading), you must include a citation. If you use a quote from a reading, you should include an in-text citation that includes the author’s last name and the page number of the quote, e.g. (Shuster, p. 522). If you are quoting from authors who we read more than one article, please include the short title, e.g. (Lorber, Seeing is Believing, p. 569).
• Your project should be put together in Microsoft Word or an equivalent word processing software. Format your project as follows:
o All text should be double spaced and in Times New Roman, size 12, or equivalent.
o Use 1” margins on all sides.
o Adjust the size of your photos such that they fit well on the page.
o Page numbers should appear, centered, in the footer at the bottom of each page.
o Your name and “ASOC 262” should appear in the header at the top of each page.
• If possible, please submit your final project as a PDF to avoid any formatting glitches when you upload it to Blackboard.
Your final project will be graded based on the creativity and quality with which you demonstrate an understanding of, and ability to apply, course concepts, as well as your adherence to the requirements set out above. A total of 20 points of your grade will be determined by your participation in the three in-class workshops (5 points for each day’s participation, plus 5 points for uploading a draft of at least one analysis to Blackboard before Day 3).