FYE SpEl.Folio Assignments
2011 - 2012
My Spelman Experience Reflection 1 Assignment
Length: 500-1000 words
Due Date: October 4, 2011
Reflection upon the Liberal Arts and a Global Culture: From Spelman to the World
You have listened to Dr. Johnnella E. Butler’s talk about a liberal arts education, becoming a global citizen, and the significance of civility. As you are aware, First Year Experience has a focus on the relationship between you (and your education) and the larger world community. In view of our growing understanding of conflict in many global locations, news of the "Arab Spring," and histories of twentieth-century genocides, like that in Rwanda, how do you understand or even re-envision the function of a liberal arts education?
Compose an essay. Present your own goals, both short- and long-term, from your Spelman education and comment on how they relate to a global context, drawing several focused areas of concern. You will also wish to edit your draft of this essay with some care—making your points as clear and readable as possible.
Becoming a Free Thinking Woman (pdf)
Becoming a Free Thinking Woman (PowerPoint)
My Spelman Experience Reflection 2 Assignment
Length: 800 -1000 words
Due Date: November 6, 2011
During this semester, you have had opportunities to reflect upon dramatic instances in civil disorder and, at the same time, examine your own understanding of citizenship, civility, and the values you bring to goals and to conflict. Has your exposure to conflict in Rwanda in 1994 changed or deepened any of the goals you chose to discuss in Reflection 1?
Compose an essay that analyzes any changes or new considerations in your view of academic work, career goals, or the qualities of character you may wish to have. Alternatively, you may confirm and explain the consistency of your goals. In doing so you may wish to discuss influences on your current perspective or the views you articulated earlier. Make each point as clear and readable as possible. This second essay will be scored with the same rubric applied to Reflection 1.
The First Year Writing Portfolio Assignment
Due Date: To Be Announced
For Instructions go to the Writing Center.
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