Assignment Library Tag: Engaging Diverse Perspectives

Heritage Minute Assignment

Description In this assignment, students analyze a Canadian Heritage Minute (explained below) as a situated claim about Canadian identity. They are responsible for determining what the Minute is trying to say about Canada, and identifying what aspects of the event/topic were left out to make this claim. The goal is for students to understand that… Read more »

Business Administration and Business Ethics Linked Assignments

*This submission features the work of Carlos Brocatto but is part of a joint submission developed by a three-person team, as reflected in the citation above.* Description The assignments link three courses at Middlesex Community College: (BUS 110 – Introduction to Business and BUS 210 – Principles of Management) in the Business Administration Department and a course… Read more »

Business Administration and Business Ethics Linked Assignments

*This submission features the work of James Dottin but is part of a joint submission developed by a three-person team, as reflected in the citation above.* Description The assignments link three courses at Middlesex Community College: (BUS 110 – Introduction to Business and BUS 210 – Principles of Management) in the Business Administration Department and a… Read more »

Business Administration and Business Ethics Linked Assignments

*This submission features the work of Robert Awkward but is part of a joint submission developed by a three-person team, as reflected in the citation above.* Description The assignments link three courses at Middlesex Community College: (BUS 110 – Introduction to Business and BUS 210 – Principles of Management) in the Business Administration Department and a… Read more »

Liberal Arts Skills in Action

Description The project asks students to choose a social problem or issue they’ll face as a global citizen (either currently or in the near future) and actively seek to contribute to its amelioration in some substantive way.  The final “product” is entirely self-designed—it might be a traditional academic paper, a documentary or a video, an… Read more »

Research Project Packet (RPP)

Description The Research Project Packet (RPP) is a resource for both students and educators. The packet is designed to be incorporated and adapted into any course with a research and writing component, from the first year to the graduate course.  Its Creative Commons license allows educators to modify the packet materials to meet the needs… Read more »

Field Analysis

Description In a summative assessment for an introductory sociology course, students create a field log of their everyday experience and analyze their experiences through a sociological lens.  The purpose of this assessment is for students to understand themselves as actors in their society by considering the role they play in their families, workplaces, communities, campuses,… Read more »

Applying Psychological Concepts to a Real World Problem

Description This is a written assignment intended to measure how well students can take concepts they have learned within the General Psychology course and apply them to a novel situation and a real world problem—related to an individual’s becoming homeless. The goal is for students to be able to locate and evaluate evidence and draw… Read more »

Gender in a Foreign Culture Assignment

Description ​This assignment is designed to provide a rigorous semester-capping research and writing experience in a second-semester freshman course on writing, gender issues, and research methods. More specifically, it aims to engage students in a comparative analytical study of social and cultural traditions, problems, and forms of progress in a foreign society. Background and Context… Read more »

Research Essay and Policy Paper Integrated Writing Assignment

Description This integrated assignment links the final research papers for two courses (Human Services Policy and Human Biology) to make the need for the application of biological and physiological knowledge to Human Services policy issues more explicit to students in the Human Services program. This assignment is carefully scaffolded across two courses so that the… Read more »