Honors 202
Representing Animals                                                                               

Creative Project Assignment
Due Wednesday, November 15. In class.

 

Each student will briefly present/show their creative work in class as part of the project.

 

Bloom and other educational theorists place creative work at the very top of the intellectual hierarchy.** It shows a special kind of skill with analysis and synthesis when done well.

This assignment asks you to create something that is not a written argument on paper, but that nevertheless shows a thoughtful and original response any topic of interest to you in animal studies. It may be to one or several works you've read for this class, or to any other works engaged with animal studies.  Projects should aim to draw on a unique strength or interest of yours, whether from another academic field besides literature (e.g. history, psychology, sociology, communications), from the fine arts, from design and engineering, web work, games, etc. 

Each project must show significant, thoughtful engagement with the topic you choose and should require comparable time and effort as compared to the critical essays.

What you will turn in must include

Successful projects in the past used these media: creative writing, sculpture, music, photography

 

 ** Is Bloom's model of education compatible with what we know about the brain from science? Simon Sinek's take on what vs why, motivation, and action.