this class by necessity only represents a limited selection of texts,
and theories, it leaves a whole range of critical areas untouched. This
is your opportunity to explore the the topic of the Spiritual Journey
with three of your peers.
Each team has
30 minutes to present a project in class and get feedback from the audience
(see syllabus for presentation dates.) Each team will also submit a material
product that documents your work. You are free to choose the FORMAT
of your oral presentation as well as that
of the final document. The following three examples are
among a wide range of possible documentation and presentation formats.
They are meant to inspire your creativity, not to limit it!
- You may
decide to co-author a research paper, an option that seems appropriate
for projects that involve literary analysis. You may use the 30 minute
class time allotted to each team to present your findings and get feedback
from your classmates. You will be given time to incorporate your peers'
suggestions for strengthening your argument before handing in your final
- You may
decide to prepare a detailed proposal that convincingly argues for the
inclusion of your topic or approach into a college course such as this.
To make a persuasive argument you may want to illustrate in detail what
new understandings you hope students will gain through an exposure to
your topic. You can, for example, design a 90-minute class session,
complete with learning goals, preparatory readings, class room activities,
assessment, and bibliography. If you choose such a lesson plan as your
final product, you may want use your 30 minute in-class presentation
to show case it and teach your peers the most important point of your
area of study.
You may use
any digital media (e.g.webpage, powerpoint, etc.) or a traditional paper
format to document your project.
I ask each group to meet with me before reading days to discuss your project
(for details see checklist below.) It is your responsibility to set up
an appointment with me. You will also post a 500-word
proposal on toolkit and give feedback on the proposals of your peers.
Make sure that you provide your classmates with reading materials one
week before your presentation.
___ at your
first meeting, please discuss, Team
Policies and Agreement and
Coping With Hitch Hikers and Couch Potatoes on Your Team.
___ by September
19: Make an appointment with the instructor.
Sept. 19 and Oct. 5: Meet with instructor to discuss your
Please bring a draft
of your goals, project title, outline, time-line, distribution of
___ by Sunday
Oct. 14, 6 p.m.: Post
500-word proposal of team-project.
Sunday Oct. 14, 6 p.m.: e-mail
of team functioning
by Monday, Oct. 15, 6
feedback on proposals.
___ by October
19, 8 a.m. email firstname.lastname@example.org any reading materials
you wish to upload to
our webpage and include a list of media needed for your
presentation (DVD player,
Oct. 31 and Nov. 7: Team Presentations. Please check syllabus
for your specific time.
___ by Monday,
November 14, 4 p.m.: e-mail your
evaluation form with your
___ Nov. 17:
Final Document due in class
a draft of your goals, project title, outline, time-line,
distribution of responsibilities, and preliminary bibliography
posting of reading materials one week before presentation
to presentation time-limit (25-30 min)
and organization of presentation
in presentation style
speaking skills (clarity of speech and expression, volume, eye
interaction with the audience
of peer feedback on proposal
product, depending on project goals
incorporation of in-class feedback
Center provide access to video, audio, and image collections,
medial-equipped carrels, group viewing spaces, and equipment to create
electronic materials. The Center's staff offers support for the digitization
and editing of images, sound and video and assists students with digital
provides useful information and support for many computer, scanning and
web related questions