Assignment 3: Perception of Gender
Gender, as a term and a social concept, has taken many different
forms and meanings over time. Your personal experience and expression
of gender may be reflective of your generation and the sociopolitical
landscape during the influential development stages of your life.
This assignment will allow you to expand your knowledge
base and support your acquisition of various expressions and experiences
related to gender.
Select a person from a different generation than yourself.
Schedule a thirty-minute interview with that person.
Using the module readings, the Argosy University online
library resources, and the Internet, research the evolution of the concept
of gender over generations. Select at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed
resources for use in this assignment.
During the interview, ask the following questions:
- What does the term gender mean to you? How does it differ
- How has gender played a part in the understanding of your role and
responsibilities at home and at work?
- How was gender conceived of when you were a teenager and what differences
do you see in today’s youth regarding gender roles?
- How was gender discussed in your household when growing up? If you
have children, how have you communicated gender to them?
- In your estimation, what has been the greatest accomplishment for
your gender in achieving equality or equal footing regarding career
and family advancement?
During your interview, be aware that the person’s
responses could be reactions to the advancements of the opposite gender
and the impact he or she experienced. An example would be men’s
experiences of child rearing as more mothers enter and excel in corporate
Complete the following:
- Analyze the person’s ability to communicate about gender issues
and the role gender has played in his or her life as a member of society.
- Compare and contrast the person’s views on gender with those
of your generation. Explain the reasons for the differences.
- Integrate the interview responses throughout your narrative as necessary
by summarizing them and utilizing quotes.
In your analysis, be sure to integrate ideas and concepts
from your independent research as well as the module readings with your
findings from the interview.
Write a 3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards
to the formatting of your paper and the citation of sources. Remember
to include a cover page and reference page in APA format. Use the following
file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if
your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.
By Week 1, Day 7, deliver your assignment
to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox.
3 Grading Criteria
|Evaluated the interviewee’s ability to communicate
about gender issues and the role of gender in his or her life.
|Developed a comparative analysis of perceptions
of gender across generations.
|Supported assertions giving reasons based on research.
Referenced at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed resources.
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner;
demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution
of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.