We describe a set of paper assignments for diversity or prejudice/discrimination classes.
This assignment, created by Laura Ramsey at Bridgewater State University, focuses on creating and executing an advocacy project.
Students create an original work related to diversity issues that reflects their journey toward diversity competence.
For this assignment, developed by Linh Nguyen Littleford, students complete an activity that allows them to experience a sense of "otherness" and write a paper about their experience.
Students write a brief autobiographical sketch in which they analyze the significant experiences (including cumulative experiences of "small things that add up") that have, in part, made them the people they are today.
This assignment asks the students to reflect on their preparation, enthusiasm, and participation in the course.
The goal of this assignment, created by Ellen Whitehead, Ball State University, is for students to connect new material that they are learning with an existing cultural touchstone. Students will demonstrate that they can apply the course concepts to the world around them by creating a meme that captures the meaning and the emotion of the material or concept.
For this paper, students explain a recent news event using a social psychological theory of stereotyping, prejudice, or discrimination.
Students create a public service announcement that demonstrates how social psychological theories can be used to analyze and understand prejudice/discrimination at either the group or the individual level.
For this assignment, students will write a reflection on their own racial identity and its development.
Students compare and contrast their own social identity with that of a member of a different social group and link these experiences to Social Identity Theory.