Assignment Library Tag: Specialized Knowledge

Identifying Universal Themes in Film: Christian Allegory in Martin McDonagh’s in Bruges

Description This assignment asks students to deal with the main ideas of Christian allegory by writing a short paper exploring the characters and plot of renowned Irish/Anglo playwright and Oscar winner Martin McDonagh’s first full length film, In Bruges as a contemporary Christian allegory.┬áLecture, discussion and handouts provide support for this assignment, which is challenging… 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 »

Information Fluency in an Introductory International Studies Course

Description This assignment was designed for an introductory international studies course that serves as a requirement for the university’s general education curriculum. The challenge of the course is to get students excited about international studies and to make them aware of how increased global interdependence affects them. Students who successfully complete the assignment are able… 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 »

Drawing Exhibition: From Local to Global

Description Students plan and prepare a public juried art exhibition of their drawings of a local historical site. Their drawings must depict both the contemporary and historical meaning of the site. They also write informational and explanatory text panels to accompany the exhibition. The text must explain what the historical site means to the individual… Read more »