After attending a Gen Ed presentation by Erin Blomstrand, I created a finals week assignment on the connection of course material in SOC 212(Gender & Society) to lives outside of Sociology. The assignment was: "How will each of the following topics impact you once you leave this course? Think about your future and the people around you. Are you concerned on how the gender issues will impact you personally and/or others?" Students participated in Spring 2014. Based on results, I created a plan to improve. In Fall 2014, I focused on weekly minute index card reactions to videos and asked students to discuss how the issue will impact them. In the attachment, I have indicated the student % who clearly stated how the topics impact them. The scores increased for each social issue. However, the lowest scores for were 1. global perspectives and 2. religion. Even though they increased, students find it difficult to understand how the 2 gender issues will impact them. The 2 gender issues seem removed from their immediate social environment (i.e. global perspectives) and difficult to change (i.e. religion). The one minute index cards assisted with the scores.