Assignment Library Tag: Social Sciences

Rebuilding After the Apocalypse

Description This assignment uses a social science perspective to help students think about the building blocks of a society. The idea at the foundation of the assignment is to encourage the students to move beyond what we learned in the classroom and apply these concepts to real world issues. In their assignment, students are expected… Read more »

Bookends: Connecting Communication and Community from Gateway to Capstone

Description Bookends is actually two assignments linked together to assess programmatic learning outcomes related to applied and collaborative learning within a Communication Studies department. The first assignment, which is completed in the gateway (the introductory course that introduces majors to the discipline), is a collaborative project in which students explore ways in which communication can… Read more »

Creative Oral Presentation in Introductory Statistics

Description This assignment is designed for an introductory statistics course at the end of the semester. Students are assigned to groups to review and prepare a presentation on key learning outcomes (concepts) in the course, including dependent t, independent t, correlation, regression, and ANOVA. The review/presentation can take the form of rap, comedy, Broadway musical,… Read more »

Final Paper: Proposing a Solution to a Global Problem

Description The purpose and focus of the assignment are to have students apply what they have learned about a global problem to propose an evidence-based solution, to critically evaluate a local institution or organization in terms of the proposed solution, and to hypothesize their own involvement in the solution. This signature assignment and rubric were… Read more »