Final Project Guidelines

IS 101 -04      The Lessons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer       Fall 2009

Dr. Lindgren


The final/final project in this class comes in 3 parts.  The first part is a proposal.  The second is a reflection piece.  The third is a presentation.  Each worth 50 points.


Your final project is an opportunity to reflect upon and construct a presentation that demonstrates the essential significant knowledge that you have gained during this course.  You may work alone, with a partner, or with a larger group.  Use your creative and analytical skills to fashion a presentation related to some special area of Buffy the Vampire Slayer considered within the larger context of the course issues.  This project may take many forms, including:

  1. An artistic presentation of music, poetry, drama, or other creative writing.
  2. A substantial Power Point presentation or video.
  3. Other forms to be approved by Dr. Lindgren.


The content of your presentation is almost limitless as long as it relates to Buffy.  Be creative!


Whatever form you choose, your project must be suitable for presentation of no more than 5 minutes as an individual [times however many people are in your group- so 4 people get 20 minutes].


  1. Each person [even in a group] must provide an original proposal of 2-3 pages containing 1) the projectís thesis and purpose, briefly describing the material included, 2) the reasons for choosing this material and form of presentation, 3) an explanation of how your project relates to the theme of the course and the common content of the course, and 4) who you will be working with.  This is due Monday November 2.


  1. In addition you will write a reflection of at least 3 pages which addresses the following questions:
    1. In what ways does your final project provide evidence of your progress toward becoming liberally educated? (Think about how this project is different from one you would have done at the beginning of this semester and how you dealt with the process of actually coming up with and doing the project).
    2. How does this project illustrate your growth in critical inquiry skills, in asking questions and making informed choices intellectually, socially, spiritually, and academically?
    3. How does this final project represent your growth as an effective communicator?
    4. What evidence do you see in your attitudes or processes that indicates progress towards you becoming a lifelong active learner?
    5. If you worked in a group also reflect on how you and your fellow group members divided up the work and how the group process worked.
    6. At the end of your reflection [not included in the page count], include a bibliography, in Turabian/Chicago format that includes all of the works you consulted in putting together your presentation.  These should include both works you used to research your project, and those that we read for class that you used in your reflection.  This is due the day you give your presentation.


  1. Presentations in class the last week of classes and finals period.