In addition to reading the texts, viewing the films, and attending class as outlined in the syllabus by the dates indicated, several required out-of-class assignments are described briefly below that will complement one another in meeting our goals for the course.
Additional option possible for all projects: You may choose to create a media presentation (eg. audio, video, or PowerPoint) as a component of your project that conveys a significant portion of your project and that can be made available for the wider HWS community through course and other campus public media. If this option is chosen, minimum written paper page lengths may be scaled back accordingly to 6 (one person paper), 8 (two person paper), 10 (three person paper), or 12 pages (policy brief). If this option is chosen, contributors must agree to permit their media presentation to be viewed or played through public HWS venues.
All projects will be presented (brief overview) in class during the final exam time period and corresponding papers will be due at that final class meeting. Projects that include creation of a media presentation will present that media presentation in addition to a verbal description of their project. Projects that do not include a formal media presentation may still use a PowerPoint to facilitate the presentation of their paper but this is not required. All team project members must be present for the presentation of their project.
We have designed an intermediate assignment to help you in developing your term research project. The assignment is described below. It will also be a record for you of suggestions and criticisms from your instructors to help you produce the best project you can.
Project Proposal with Annotated Bibliography (Due March 9 in class). This one-page paper describes a topic and points of view that you wish to pursue. You should briefly describe your question, show how your project relates to the general topic of alcohol use in society, and show how natural and social science perspectives might be incorporated in the investigation. The annotated bibliography should contain periodical references and supporting books that bear directly on your project topic. The reference citations should conform to MLA, APA, or ASA research paper bibliographic format. Annotations of one to three sentences are required showing the importance of each article to the project. If you are pursuing a group project, you should identify your team members. Only one submission is necessary for each team.
Final project submission (Due May 7th at 7:00pm).
1. Class Participation: Strong class participation (regular comments in class about readings and films) can increase the course grade up to 30 points (more than 1/2 of a letter grade).