Collaboration Across Disciplines: Implementation in Creative Assignment Development

Mary Slavkin, Mary Phillips


This article explores the assignments that two professors developed while utilizing Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) strategies to collaborate across the disciplines of Art History and African American Studies. While we discuss our teaching philosophies, course designs and structures for courses on the Black Panther Party and studio art, we focus on sharing the assignments that we created out of this collaborative process. In our experience, creating assignments across disciplines broadened our horizons and gave us a variety of additional ways to incorporate critical thinking and analysis of course material.  

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