2 Pages due Saturday 10 am
You are going to investigate socializing messages in children’s birthday cards! Look at the two sets of children’s cards below. Sociologically analyze these cards, thinking carefully about gender and race socialization. You should mention all of the six cards in your paper and use the concepts from chapter 3 to argue your points. Hint: pages 80 – 84 of the textbook will prove especially helpful.
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SOC101 Model Course Assignment RubricSOC101 Model Course Assignment RubricCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroductionIf applicable, the introduction does not have to be very long, but there should be some evidence of an introduction. If not applicable simply award the 5 points.5 ptsFull Marks/ExcellentIntroduction refers specifically to the reading, addresses the questions directly, and has a clear thesis statement.4 ptsGoodIntroduction refers specifically to the reading, addresses the questions, and has a clear thesis statement.3 ptsFairIntroduction makes some reference to the reading, attempts to address the questions, and has a fairly clear thesis statement2 ptsPoorIntroduction makes little reference to the reading, poorly addresses the questions, and has an unclear thesis statement.0 ptsNo MarksNo introduction5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeArgumentHow well does the student argue and answer the question in the main body of the text. Note: examples and use of concepts are graded as a separate criteria as is spelling, punctuation and grammar.40 ptsFull Marks/ExcellentBody paragraphs contain clear topic sentences, support the thesis, and are exceptionally well-organized. Language is precise and well-chosen; sentences are rich and varied.32 ptsGoodBody paragraphs have topic sentences, support the thesis, and are fairly organized. Language is well chosen; sentences are varied.28 ptsFairBody paragraphs support the thesis, attempt to address the topic, and are fairly organized. Language is fair; some sentence variety.24 ptsPoorBody paragraphs do not sufficiently support the thesis and are not organized. Language is poor, little sentence variety.0 ptsNo MarksNo argument OR no relevant argument40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMastery of Sociology ConceptsHow well does the student demonstrate understanding of the relevant sociological concepts from the course you would expect to see in the answer.40 ptsFull Marks/ExcellentNumerous examples are given that are specific, sufficient, and significant; they are clearly explained and connected directly to the thesis.32 ptsGoodTwo or more sociological concepts and examples are given which are specific, sufficient, and reasonably well explained; they support the thesis.28 ptsFairVague examples are given and were not fully developed. Explanations of sociological concepts are fair and/or insufficient; they provide some support to the thesis.24 ptsPoorLow number of examples OR unclear examples. Examples and explanations of concepts are unclear and insufficient; they provide little support to the thesis.0 ptsNo MarksNo sociological concepts are used OR all the sociological concepts are used incorrectly40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusionIf applicable, the conclusion does not have to be very long, but there should be some evidence of an conclusion. If not applicable, simply award the 5 points.5 ptsFull Marks/ExcellentConclusion clearly restates the thesis, reinforces the major points and makes a broader statement about the topic.4 ptsGoodConclusion sums up the thesis and reinforces it well.3 ptsFairConclusion does not fully sum up or reinforce the thesis.2 ptsPoorConclusion sums up the thesis poorly with little reinforcement.0 ptsNo MarksNo introduction5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpelling, Grammar and PunctuationHow well does the student write?10 ptsFull Marks/ExcellentSpelling, grammar, and punctuation are accurate and nearly perfect.8 ptsGoodSpelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly accurate with few errors.7 ptsFairSpelling, grammar, and punctuation are fair with some obvious errors.6 ptsPoorSpelling, grammar, and punctuation are poor with frequent errors.0 ptsNo Marks10 pts