In Soc 43: Social Interaction, students design and act out interactional scenes to help them understand the concepts learned that week. Generally the students are divided into pairs or groups of three for these acting "games," which vary from week to week.
In OEB 191: Physiological and Biochemical Adaptation, students present one or two papers in primary literature to the class and lead the discussion. After retrieving the papers from online sources or the library and reading them, the presenters prepare a PowerPoint show to explain and summarize the findings.
How did race, gender, employment, and other characteristics condition people's responses to revolutionary activities during the American Revolution? In this activity, students take on different personas and consider whether they would support a boycott of British goods.
In gen ed course "First Nights," students invent their own chords and rhythms based on Stravinski's "Rite of Spring" in order to to better describe the way in which the piece was composed by experiencing that composition themselves.
Students are cast as historical actors and respond to questions or make decisions based on what they had learned in class or in lectures. This activity helps students "walk in the shoes" of an important historical figure.