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INTL 1101 Poster Project Details FALL 2017 1

24 Oct

INTL 1101 Poster Project Details FALL 2017 1
Culture, Economics, Environment: Lifecycle Analysis
Purpose: In this project you will conduct a lifecycle analysis of a product, applying what
you have learned in the first three sections of the course to discuss culture, economics, and the
environment. The results will be presented as a poster, either printed or in digital format.
Description: We live in a world of global products. For this project, you will select one
specific physical product (a type of phone, sports equipment, clothing, etc.) and trace the effects
of that product and its components/manufacture on a) culture; b) economy; and c) the
environment. For the best possible grade, your presentation should trace connections through
components, materials, labor sites, markets, and disposal.
Most students have some experience in creating posters from their years in middle and high
school, but few students have experience in creating rigorous academic posters for discussion. In
this assignment you will select a global product (for example, a Nike shoe) and analyze that
product in terms of culture, economy, environment, and politics. Your completed poster should
be designed and laid out using MS PowerPoint or similar presentation software and saved as a
.pdf file. A completed poster will use a body font no smaller than 20 point. You should have the
equivalent of 1.5 pages of 12-point, double-spaced, Calibri font text (fewer than 800 words),
including at least 5 scholarly references and three images or maps with citations. A complete
rubric for the poster design and presentation will be posted to eCourseware. A successful poster
is a study in efficient communication: the most possible information in an easily understandable,
readable format. Students are NOT required to print these posters; we will project them
electronically for discussion.
Details:
Length: 1 page poster, including references
Formatting: 36 X 48 inches or equivalent digital size.
Citations: 5 or more citations, at least some of which are peer-reviewed (see
rubric). Note: Wikipedia may be a wonderful starting place for finding original
sources, but do NOT cite Wikipedia.
Due: October 27 (Also submit electronically no later than 11:59pm).
Poster Templates and Advice:
https://undergraduateresearch.as.ua.edu/presenting-your-work/making-posters/
http://gradschool.unc.edu/academics/resources/postertips.html
http://www.posterpresentations.com/html/free_poster_templates.html#36×48
INTL 1101 Poster Project Details FALL 2017 2
Poster Rubric

Expert Proficient Apprentice Novice
Size and
Formatting
Poster is of
appropriate size,
Text is clearly
readable from 3
feet away (or from
a normal distance
when viewed on
screen)
One of the
following: Poster
to small, or text
too small to be
readable, or
graphics are
unclear
Two of the
following: Poster
to small, or text
too small to be
readable, or
graphics are
unclear
All of the
following: Poster
to small, or text
too small to be
readable, or
graphics are
unclear
Sections Poster contains all
of the following
well-developed
sections: Title,
Abstract,
Introduction,
Analysis,
Conclusion,
References
Poster missing
one of the
following well
developed
sections: Title,
Abstract,
Introduction,
Analysis,
Conclusion,
References
Poster missing
two of the
following well
developed
sections: Title,
Abstract,
Introduction,
Analysis,
Conclusion,
References
Poster missing
three or more of
the following
well-developed
sections: Title,
Abstract,
Introduction,
Analysis,
Conclusion,
References
Analysis Analysis clearly
traces connections
through materials,
components, labor
sites, markets, and
disposal
Missing
connections to one
of the following:
materials,
components, labor
sites, markets, or
disposal
Missing
connections to
two of the
following:
materials,
components, labor
sites, markets, or
disposal
Missing
connections to
three or more of
the following:
materials,
components, labor
sites, markets, or
disposal
Focus Poster clearly
addresses cultural,
economic, and
environmental
effects of the
product
Is missing
cultural,
economic, or
environmental
effects of the
product, OR one
area clearly
dominates
Poster addresses
product effects,
but in a way that
is unclear.
No attempt to
address cultural,
economic, and
environmental
effects.
References More than 4
references, at least
2 of which are
from peer
reviewed journals
4 references, at
least 2 of which
are from peer
reviewed journals
Fewer than 4
references, or only
1 peer reviewed
reference.
Insufficient
references.
Overall Visual
Appeal*
Poster is well
organized,
colorful, easy to
read in terms of
fonts, colors, and
images.
Poster shows clear
attempts at
reaching a well
organized, easy to
read design
Poster is difficult
to read due to
organization,
color choice, or
font.
Poster is illegible.

* Note: This is not an art project, but your work should focus on using fonts and color to attract the eye, create appeal, and get
your message across to the audience. Not sure if your fonts/colors/graphics work? Ask a friend, or bring me a draft.

 
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