Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Group Online Project

The design of his project is to create a lasting on-line contribution to the academic understanding of Religion, within a literary and Humanities framework. In effect we will blog the course, using Google Blogger: posting commentary, queries, answers, serendipities, challenges, ephemera, video, reviewsquizzes, and the like in our seminar time. The result will be a resource website for religious studies from a contemporary perspective.

Concretely, the class will divide into five small groups of even members and each group will have their separate blog stream, structured as a front-end titled section of a main blog. The groups will be divided according to their choice of a Religious subject area, all oriented around its literary fiction.
  1. Buddhism
  2. Atheism 
  3. Islam
  4. Christianity
  5. Group Choice (e.g. Hinduism or Sikhism)
An example of a completed Project (from another type of Course) is online here.

The project is an opportunity to practice and solidify your understanding of the Course as the Term progresses, as preparation for the Final Examination.
  1. Decide on a topic, in the study of religion, that is of strong interest to your Group. Class time will be designated to allow for your Group reach a consensus decision on the following:
    • your choice of Subject
    • your choice of approach to the Subject
    • your designation of project duties and responsibilities among Group members
  2. A one or two page written overview proposal of your Group's subject, design, focus, and responsibilities is due in class on June 18th. The proposal must be (i.) in standard project proposal form, and (ii.) written to ordinary BCIT standard. You might refer to this link to refresh your knowledge of project proposals. 
  3. The project is due at the start of lecture on August 13th.
This assignment is worth twenty-five percent of the total Course grade, and the expectation for grading is that the work represented by the completed project is 25% multiplied by the number of members in the Group. Thus, if there are five group members then the completed group dialectical project will show effort, endeavour, and content equaling 125% of a Course effort.

Each member of the Group will receive the same Group grade. The responsibility for ensuring equal contribution from each individual group-member is the Group's collectively.

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