Part 1: The final project for this course invites you to design a creative intervention-artistic, activist, policy, educational, media, popular culture, business, or other-to transform any aspect of current practices, discourses, or institutions surrounding gender and the media and/or gender and popular culture. You have considerable freedom in designing this project.
Preliminary Components: In the few classes before the due date, you will participate in incubation sessions with your peers and have a chance to incorporate that peer feedback into your project plans.
Part 2: On the day of the final exam, you will have up to 5 minutes to:
Slides summarizing part 1 and part 2
The final project connects to learning goals 5 and 6. Since there is no opportunity for in-course revision for this project after the pitch, a Padawan level for this project is sufficient for a Jedi Knight course grade, and a Jedi Knight level on the project is sufficient for a Jedi Master course grade, assuming that Project 1 revisions were sufficient.
|Padawan Final Project||Jedi Knight Final Project||Jedi Master Final Project|
|Required Elements||The project and pitch are missing required elements.||The project and pitch generally demonstrate the required elements.||The project and pitch thoroughly demonstrate the required elements.|
|Citations||Citations are missing, irrelevant, or there are no academic sources, or they are in a format that is not professional.||Content is original or cited in mostly relevant and quality sources, in a format that is mostly consistent.||Content is original or cited in highly relevant and quality sources in a format that is professional.|
|Writing or Speaking||Writing or speaking is unclear and/or disorganized.||Writing or speaking is mostly clear and reasonably organized.||Writing or speaking is clear & well organized.|
|Learning Goal 6||The problem or its relevance is unclear.||The problem and its relevance is described.||The problem and its relevance is clearly described.|
|Learning Goal 6||The action plan may be possible but the analysis of feasibility issues is incomplete or missing.||The action plan is plausible and contains a reasonable analysis of feasibility issues.||The action plan is convincing and contains an in-depth analysis of feasibility issues.|
|Learning Goal 5||Peer review and self-evaluation is minimal.||Peer review and self-evaluation contains some reflections on how the projects relate to you, what you learned, strengths and suggestions for improvement.||Contains in-depth peer review and self-evaluation on how the projects relate to you, what you learned, strengths and suggestions for improvement.|