Assignment Library Tag: Use of Information Resources

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 »

Capstone Project: Mathematics Across Disciplines

Description This senior thesis assignment is intended for mathematics majors.  It requires students to integrate coursework, knowledge, and skills to demonstrate a broad mastery of a specific topic within the mathematic discipline and apply the topic to an entirely different discipline. Background and Context This is a senior thesis assignment. This assignment is intended for… Read more »

Library Research Tasks for the History Major

Description This is the first of a five-part competency-based learning program for the CSULB history methods class that serves as a gateway to upper-division coursework.  The five modules (lessons) were developed to introduce students to the terms, concepts, and research methods of historians. Background and Context This is the initial module (lesson) in a five-part… Read more »

Assessing Written Communication, Information Literacy and Oral Communication in a Senior Mathematics and Computer Science Capstone

Description In this two-part assignment, students are asked to prepare an oral presentation and write a paper that integrates their knowledge from their course of study in computer science, computer information systems or mathematics.  The basis for these talks and papers is generally the student’s experience working on a year-long research project, a service learning… Read more »

The Solutions to Poverty Project

Description The Solutions to Poverty Project engages an entire class of undergraduate students in identifying causes of and developing potential solutions to reducing poverty that are supported by empirical research, and framed within a family resource management perspective and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory. The overall goal is to increase students’ critical thinking about the topic of poverty… 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, sitcom, talk… Read more »