Friday, March 25, 2016

Group assignment

For instructors: We have added a file to the HtM, second edition, page. Find it on the course website, under Ancillary Resource Center, in the folder Course Planning and Sample Syllabi. The file is called "Group Oral Presentation." Jim Buhler, who developed and implemented the assignment, reports that it has been surprisingly successful.

Here is the lead paragraph for the file:
For this assignment, your section will give a ten-minute presentation during the large lecture class on a brief reception history of your assigned film (based on a set of reviews) and relate your findings to the soundtrack. You will then show a definitive musical scene of the film and explain why it exemplifies a theme you have encountered in your work on the final project. The presentation should conclude with closing thoughts and ending credits for the group.