Loren K. Redwood
B CUSP 118
Evaluates progress at the conclusion of the first year through the construction of a portfolio and offers an experiential learning opportunity, either on- or off-campus. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 115, B CUSP 116, or B CUSP 117; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.
"At Home & Abroad: Travel Narratives & Reflective Writing" This course will use autobiographic texts written in the form of travel narratives in order to examine the process of reflection. The course will provide multiple opportunities for students to examine methods and practices of reflection as they prepare to reflect upon their own writing, progress, and complete the required capstone project for the year. Examining travel narratives from multiple sources allows students to gain insight into the authors who are reflecting on their professions, social relationships, and the time in which they lived; while making connections between these aspects of their lives.
Student learning goals
Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze the texts as a method of self reflection.
Students will demonstrate their ability to apply the knowledge they gain from examining these reflections to their own work.
Students will gain tools that will aid in the completion of the CUSP portfolio.
General method of instruction
Instruction methods of lecture: large group, and small group discussion. Materials for instruction will include course texts, films, and attendance in an out of class activity to hear an author lecture/reading.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will include short writing project that address the reading, self refelctive exercises, and reflective writing journals.
Particiipation in large and small group discussions, written assignments, and demonstration of engagement in course readings/materials.