In Sociology 157, Dan O'Brien's students choose a topic of their choice relating to the Greater Boston Area. All assignments center around this topic, culminating in a final paper that resembles an actual science paper.
In Math 152, Professor Paul Bamberg and his co-teacher structured the class in a seminar format, where students did mini-lectures for each other in class and critiqued each other content as well as style.
Every aspect of Math 121 is highly interactive: Students spend most of classtime working in groups on problems and they then present their work and discuss as a class. Each student is responsible for some part of the in-class problems.
In this repeating activity, clickers are used in lecture to test for understanding and encourage participation. Professor David Harrington uses "clicker questions" 3 times per lecture to engage students directly with material.
This Statistics 100 project has students develop an interesting question and analyze it with either an existing dataset or an original study. Students create a poster and display their results in a setting that approximates an academic conference.