Assignments and Rubrics

Assignments and Rubrics refer to assignments and rubrics that are licensed CC BYCC BY-SACC-BY-NDCC BY-NCCC BY-NC-SA, or CC BY-NC-ND

Assignments includes project-based learning, research projects, policy projects, civic engagement projects, essay prompts, short writing prompts, discussion prompts, and critical thinking questions.

Rubrics are “a guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic papers, projects, or tests” (Merriam-Webster).

Assignments must contain the following to be listed here:

  • Accessible
  • Rubric with clearly delineated criteria, rankings, and points

Assignments and Rubrics by Course Descriptor

POLS 110 – Introduction to American Government and Politics

  1. Syllabus, Writing Assignment, and Rubric for Inequalities in Participation and Representation Course – APSA ( – CC BY-NC-ND
  2. Immigration and Border Politics Syllabus, Final Paper Project, and Paper Rubric – APSA ( – CC BY-NC-SA

POLS 120 – Introduction to Political Theory and Thought

POLS 130 – Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

POLS 140 – Introduction to International Relations

POLS 150 – Introduction to Political Science

POLS 160 – Introduction to Political Science Research Methods