Sample Assignments

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Literature Assignments

Upper Division Writing Assignments

American Lit Survey Synthesis Project

The Field Report

Major Essay 

Class Blog

Rhet/Comp Assignments

Writing Journal

Mapping a Controversy

Rhetorical Analysis I

Rhetorical Analysis II  

Cultural Criticism Essay 

Proposal Argument 

Advocating a Position

Samples of Student Work:

Paper Showcase from Theodore Dreiser in International Perspective (Spring 2016)

The top papers from this course were reviewed by an interdisciplinary group of faculty and published on the program’s public page.

Blog from Unreal City (Spring 2017)

Students were asked to take photographs around Moscow or in other cities they visited and write a brief post explaining how the photo encapsulates something about local culture or history.

Final Projects from an American Literature survey:

Students were assigned to produce a multi-media “narrative” of American Literary History.