Final Project Guidelines
IS 101 -04
The Lessons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fall 2009
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:
- An artistic presentation of music, poetry, drama, or
other creative writing.
- A substantial Power Point presentation or video.
- 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].
- 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
- In addition you will write a reflection
of at least 3 pages which addresses the following questions:
- 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).
- How does this project illustrate your growth in
critical inquiry skills, in asking questions and making informed choices
intellectually, socially, spiritually, and academically?
- How does this final project represent your growth
as an effective communicator?
- What evidence do you see in your attitudes or
processes that indicates progress towards you becoming a lifelong active
- If you worked in a group also reflect on how you
and your fellow group members divided up the work and how the group
- 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.
- Presentations in class the last week of
classes and finals period.