Assignment Library Tag: Engaging Diverse Perspectives

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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… 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 »