Week 1 Assignment: Understanding Religion EssayDue Sunday by 11:59pm Points 75 Submitting a file uploadRequired Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 1LessonMinimum of 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook/lesson)
Choose only one (1) of the following two options:
Option 1: Eight Characteristics of ReligionIn an essay, address the following:
Identify and briefly describe the eight key characteristics of religion developed in your reading.Choose 2 for further explanation and include an example for each of your chosen characteristics as demonstrated in a given religion. (You may use different religions for each characteristic or stay with one throughout.)Why did you choose these 2 reasons? How do they relate to your own religious worldview or your clinical practice?Option 2: Etic and Emic ViewsIn an essay, address the following:
Explain how the etic and emic perspectives describe your own religion or a religion with which you are familiar.In etic, explain how an objective researcher would describe the religion including specific elements. In emic, explain how a practicing member would see the same reality.Quote an “authoritative religious leader” from this religion as part of your emic paragraph, in addition to your scholarly source. (E.g., Buddhism-Dali Lama; Catholicism-Pope)How does understanding this add to your understanding of your chosen religion?What does it add to your approach to patient care?Click on the following link to view an example for Option 2 (Shinto):
Link: Shinto ExampleHopefully you can see the difference between the etic approach using facts and objective information devoid of emotion or attachment whereas the believer (emic) approach showed devotion, faith, appealed to the senses and emotion. The quotes showed personal faith. Your emic view does not have to use quotes, except for the religious leader requirement, but it needs to show a personal view.
In addition to outside sources, make sure to reference your textbook and/or lesson.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 500-1000 words (not including title page or references page)1-inch marginsDouble spaced12-point Times New Roman fontTitle pageReferences page (Cite textbook/lesson and a minimum of 2 outside scholarly sources – 1 for each approach for Option 2; 2 scholarly sources for Option 1.)Page or paragraph for in-text citationsGrading
This activity will be graded based on the W1 Assignment Grading Rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 2
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
RubricW1 Assignment Grading RubricW1 Assignment Grading RubricCriteria Ratings PtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent25 ptsAddresses all required elements of the assignment as per instructions including correct number of scholarly sources and use of text/ lesson.21.25 ptsAddresses most required elements of the assignment as per instructions including both correct number of scholarly sources and use of text/lesson.18.75 ptsAddresses some required elements of the assignment as per instructions, but not the correct number of scholarly sources and use of text/ lesson.13.75 ptsAddresses few required elements of the assignment as per instructions using only 1 source (either scholarly source or text but not both).0 ptsNo effort25 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis25 ptsThroughout the whole work, the submission shows evidence of original & critical thinking; research; use of detailed and persuasive examples.21.25 ptsThroughout most of the work, the submission shows evidence of original & critical thinking; research; claims that are supported with detailed and persuasive examples.18.75 ptsThe submission shows critical thinking but not original conclusion; research; some examples.13.75 ptsThe submission shows little depth of critical or original thought; minimal research; no examples or examples that do not support the claims made.0 ptsNo effort25 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization5 ptsAssignment is well organized and includes all of the following: an introduction that states what the paper will produce; headings; logical movement from one point to the next with good transitions; central idea that is developed and expanded; and a conclusion that summarizes submission goal and learning.4.25 ptsAssignment is organized overall and includes several of the following: introduction; headings; orderly movement from point to point; central idea that is obvious and developed with a minimum of non-related material; and a conclusion that summarizes submission goal and learning.3.75 ptsAssignment has several of the following organizational issues: uneven flow, lack of cohesion, no introduction or headings, content jumps from one point to another randomly without orderly transitions, central idea that is stated, but not developed; a conclusion that is not noted or does not refer to or support the purpose of the paper .2.75 ptsAssignment lacks organization including several of the following: no use of introduction and headings; difficulty staying on track because of too much irrelevant material; central themes that are difficult to identify; no conclusion or one that does not support the paper.0 ptsNo effort5 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting10 ptsThe writing is free of errors in usage (correct word usage, tense, form etc.) and mechanics (spelling, punctuation, quotation, structure – complete sentences, etc.) that would detract from a clear reading of the paper.8.5 ptsThe writing contains a few errors in usage and mechanics but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the text.7.5 ptsThe writing contains some errors in usage and mechanics that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper.5.5 ptsThe writing contains several errors in usage and mechanics that impede a clear reading of the paper.0 ptsNo effort10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format10 ptsThroughout the whole work, in-text references are consistently formatted using APA style, including page or paragraph; reference page includes complete bibliographic information for all required sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.8.5 ptsThroughout most of the work, in-text references are consistently formatted using APA style, including page or paragraph; reference page includes complete bibliographic information for all required sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.7.5 ptsThroughout some of the work, in-text references are consistently formatted using APA style, including page or paragraph; reference page includes complete bibliographic information for all required sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.5.5 ptsThroughout the work, in-text references are seldom or never formatted using APA style, including page or paragraph; reference page includes incomplete bibliographic information for required sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) is erratic and does not adhere to APA style.0 ptsNo effort10 ptsTotal Points: 75
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