Assignments, Spring 2020



Assignment Value Description
Process Documents 15% Series of multimedia documents, composed in response to assigned prompts, and designed to help you invent, plan, draft, revise, and reflect on major class projects.
First Week Video 5% Introductory video project to be completed during the first week of class and common to all ENGL 1101/2 courses. The 60-90 second videos will be in response to the assign prompts, recorded in the tool of your choice, and uploaded to Canvas.
Poster 15% In your Posters (18″ X 24″) you will use a contemporary visual media text of your choice to illustrate a key concept drawn from one or more of our assigned theoretical readings (Cohen, Davies, and/or Houser). After you create your poster, you will present it in a session, where you will make a 2-3-minute pitch and respond to peer questions.
Group Presentations 20% For this project you will create 20 minute group presentations in groups of 2 that imagine what it would look like if a goal or project outlined by HR109 has been accomplished. For full credit you will perform your present for the class and then convert your presentation into a slideshow with an audio track.
New Futures Invention Project 20% For this project, you will invent a future world that solves the problem you think most threatens the continued existence of life on Earth, while also exploring the social, ecological, and economic ramifications of your solution. The final draft will be 2,000-2,500 words, and you can develop the topic you discussed in your presentation OR generate a completely new one.
Final Portfolio 15% Final, multimodal, showcase portfolio required of all 1101/2 students in lieu of a final exam. Composed in Canvas, the portfolio includes a 1200-1800-word reflective essay and three other multimodal artifacts
Participation 10% Active participation and engagement in class activities and discussions is essential for development, so come to class with readings and assignments completed and be prepared to discuss and participate in class activities. Participation will be measured through periodic reading quizzes, class discussion, small group work, and class activities.