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Gallery of effective long assignments

Each of the following long assignments would take students several weeks to complete. All incorporate several of the key qualities that research has shown to increase student writing ability and learning.

Accounting

ACC 336: Cost Accounting - "Lean Acounting Presentation and Related Assignments" - Paula Weller - 2013

American Studies

AMS 210: Concepts in American Studies: Introduction to American Studies - "Final Research Project" - 2013

Anthropology

ANT 112: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - "Ethnographic Research Project" - Paula Runestad - 2014

ANT 215: Qualitative Research Methods - "Research Project" - Mussa Idris - 2014

Communications

COM 100: Communications in a Global Age - "Final 'Consulting' Project" - Vanessa Bravo - 2013

COM 110: Media Writing - "Blog Project" - Elma Sabo - 2013

COM 230: Media History, Media Today - "Final Research Project" - Harlen Makemson - 2013

COM 312: Strategic Writing - "Group Pitch/Presentation" - Julie Lellis - 2013

COM 314: Writing for Broadcast and New Media - "Film Criticism Video" - Thomas Nelson - 2013

COM 316: Writing for Television and Cinema - "Great Gatsby Alternate Ending" - Thomas Nelson - 2014

COM 452: Strategic Communications Campaigns - "Final Project" - Hal Vincent - 2014

COM 495: Great Ideas: Capstone in Communications - "How to Write a Research Paper that is Theoretically Grounded and Methodically Feasible" - Byung Lee - 2013

COM 530: Theory and Audience Analysis - "Literature Review Assignment" - Derek Lackaff - 2013

Economics

ECO 203: Statistics for Decision Making - "Case Analysis Assignment" - Jennifer Platania - 2013

ECO 311: Intermediate Microeconomics - "Using Economic Theory and Evidence to Address a Public Policy Issue" - Katy Rouse - 2014

Education

EDU 311: Principles of Learning and Teaching I: Language Arts and Social Studies Methods and Materials - "Academic Content Research Paper" - Marna Winter - 2013

MED 522: Advanced Literacy - "Inquiry Plan and Inquiry Project" - Richard Mihans - 2013

English

ENG 301: Lingustics - "Research Project" - Kathy Lyday - 2014

Environmental Studies

ENS 461: Senior Seminar: Environmental Impact Assessment and Policy Development - "Semester Project" - Janet MacFall - 2013

French

FRE 222: Intermediate French II - "Final Essay: Exploring New Perspectives” - Olivia Choplin - 2013

FRE 350: Introduction to Literary Analysis - "Final Project" - Sophie Adamson - 2014

General Studies/Core Curriculum

COR 110: The Global Experience - "Final Paper" - Ryan Kirk (History and Geography department and Environmental Studies department) - 2014

GST 110: The Global Experience - “Haiti Sustainable Development Semester Project” - Nancy Harris (Biology department) - 2013

GST 110: The Global Experience - "Cultural Events Essay" - Amanda Sturgill (Communications department) - 2013

GST 110: The Global Experience - "Final Project: Your Intervention in a Global Problem" - Mina Garcia (World Cultures and Languages department) - 2013

GST 110: The Global Experience - "Humanitarian Aid: Always Helpful?" - Laurin Kier (Academic Advising department) - 2013

GST 225: Periclean Scholars - "Working as a Team to Develop your Class Mission Statement" - April Post (World Cultures and Languages department - 2013

PER 272: Periclean Scholars - "Developing Class Mission" - Carol Smith (Health and Human Performance department) - 2014

COR 372: Music in Contemporary American Culture - "Final Project" - Matthew Buckmaster (Music department) - 2014

GST 349: Forensic Studies - "Mock Investigative Project" - Matthew Clark (Biology department) - 2014

Law School

LAW 764: The Elder Law Clinic - "Client Counseling Exercise" - Hannah Vaughan - 2013

LAW 775: Family Law - "Divorce Settlement Project" - Catherine Wasson - 2013

Mathematics and Statistics

MTH 110: General Statistics - "Semester Project" - Lisa Rosenberg - 2013

MTH 110: General Statistics - "Standard Deviation for a Fellow Student" - Alan Russell - 2013

MTH 112: General Statistics - "Data Analysis Project" - Ayesha Delpish - 2013

MTH 252: Multivariable Calculus - "Kepler's Laws of Motion" - Jeff Clark - 2014

Music

MUS 309: Music Business - "Crowdfunding Proposal" - Clay Stevenson - 2014

MUS 461: K-12 Music Methods - "Positon Paper" - Gerald R. Knight - 2014

Physics

PHY 102: Introduction to Astronomy - "Solar Planets" - Thusheeta Sivayogan - 2013

Philosophy

PHL 379: Philosophy of Leadership - "The Leadership Initiative" - Martin Fowler - 2013

Psychology

PSY 303: Non-Experimental Research Methods and Statistics - "Research Project- APA Style Paper" - David Buck - 2013

Religious Studies

REL 202: Hindu Traditions - "Analytic Briefs" - Amy Allocco - 2013

REL 460: Religious Studies Seminar: Gods and Monsters in Biblical Traditions - "Conference Paper" - Lynn Huber - 2013

Sociology

SOC 111: Introductory Sociology - "Elon University Poll Participation and Report" - Richard Perry - 2013

SOC 371A: Sociology and Mental Health - "Term Paper Assignment" - Alexis Franzese - 2013

Spanish

SPN 320: Reading Texts, Reading Life - "Final Exam: Blog-Review of Fronterizas, by Roberta Fernández" - Maureen Ihrie - 2013

SPN 350: Methods: and Cultural and Literary Interpretation - "'Becoming the Author' Project" - Nina B. Namaste - 2013

SPN 385: Capstone Seminar - "Final Research Project" - Donna Van Bodegraven - 2013

Women and Gender Studies

WGS 110: Sex and Gender - "Final Paper" - India Johnson (Psychology department) - 2014

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