Reflective Essay

Required in Portfolio



A Portfolio is a selected collection of works tied together by a Reflective Essay and Annotated Table of Contents.  The Reflective Essay makes connections between the student and the course.  This essay of 5 to 7 pages should address at least the following questions:


  1. How has this course affected your worldview?  (To answer this question you need to reassess your responses on the Initial Inquiry and reflect on your current thinking of the topics of the Initial Inquiry; the remaining questions also address the affect of the course on your thinking.)
  2. What are the four most important ideas that you have learned in this course?
  3. What are the most interesting or challenging materials that relate to what you have learned about these most important ideas?
  4. Did these four most important ideas connect with material you learned in other courses, and what do you make of these connections or lack of connections?