Assignments

Course Requirements:

The first requirement for succeeding in this course is to read or view all the material carefully and thoughtfully. Other course assignments will be weighted as follows:

Blog Responses 50%

Students will be required to post on the course blog every day of our trip. These posts will include ideas about the literature’s aesthetics, the literature’s relationship to historical and cultural events, research findings, material learned from excursions, etc. These blog posts are intended to serve as an interactive and collaborative learning tool. Students will use them to share with each other their ideas and findings in the expectation that their peers will learn from their work. Usually students will generate these responses based on their readings and experiences in London. Occasionally, the program director will provide prompts for responses.

Final Project 50% 

Based on their research and experience as reflected on their blogs, undergraduates will produce an 6-8 pp. research paper and graduate students will produce a 10-15 pp. research paper. Graduate students will also be responsible for other aspects of the study abroad experience (e.g. Teaching, blog creation/maintenance, on-site logistics) depending on the grad’s concentration and interests.

McLeod/3290

Undergraduate Term Paper

Research Essay

Requirements:

  • 6-8 pages
  • MLA documentation
  • 4-6 secondary sources (2 may include material from our walking tours. Cite as “Speeches, Lectures, or Other Oral Presentations (including Conference Presentations)” see OWL Purdue or the MLA Handbook 7th

Assignments:

Write a research essay on one of the fictional texts that we read this semester, incorporating historical and cultural material into your reading of the novel.

Creative Piece

Requirements:

  • 6-8 page story
  • 3-page reflection that discusses your craft choices
  • MLA documentation
  • 4-6 secondary sources (Two sources may include material from our walking tours. Cite as “Speeches, Lectures, or Other Oral Presentations (including Conference Presentations)” see OWL Purdue or the MLA Handbook 7th

Assignment:

Write a story, play, or screenplay that incorporates ideas, themes, or concepts from the texts that we read this semester, incorporating historical and cultural material into your piece.

Graduate Term Paper

Research Essay

Requirements:

  • 10-15 pages
  • MLA documentation
  • 6-8 secondary sources (2 may include material from our walking tours. Cite as “Speeches, Lectures, or Other Oral Presentations (including Conference Presentations)” see OWL Purdue or the MLA Handbook 7th

Assignments:

Write a research essay on one of the fictional texts that we read this semester, incorporating historical and cultural material into your reading of the novel.

Creative Piece

Requirements:

  • 12-15 page story
  • 5-page reflection that discusses your craft choices
  • MLA documentation
  • 6-8 secondary sources (Two sources may include material from our walking tours. Cite as “Speeches, Lectures, or Other Oral Presentations (including Conference Presentations)” see OWL Purdue or the MLA Handbook 7th

Assignment:

Write a story that incorporates ideas, themes, or concepts from the texts that we read this semester, incorporating historical and cultural material into your piece.

Advertisements