SOCS185N-11504 Assignments Week 5 Assignment: Essay – Yo…!

Total Points: 175.0

Week 5 Assignment: Essay – You Decide

Due Monday by 1:59am Points 175 Submitting a file upload

Week 5 Essay Grading Rubric – 175 pts

Criteria Ratings Pts

10.0 pts

10.0 pts

35.0 pts

50.0 pts

20.0 pts

20.0 pts

10.0 pts

20.0 pts

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Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 9 Lesson Link (website): Pew Research Center

Click on the Social Trends tab. Click on the Interactives tab. Locate the following link: How Census Race Categories Have Changed Over Time Click on “1790” to see two columns comparing the 1790 Census categories with the 2010 Census categories.

Minimum of 4 outside scholarly sources

Instructions In this week’s lesson, you learned about the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent racial and ethnic categories. For this assignment, consider the racial and ethnic categories used in the 2010 Census with the four racial, ethnic, and gender categories used in the 1790 Census: Free white males, free white females, all other free persons, slaves (Pew Research Center, 2015). Analyze the concepts of race, ethnicity, and gender as social constructs, just as sociologists do, by addressing the following:

1. Explain how you might have been categorized by the 1790 Census and how you would have been categorized by the 2010 Census.

2. Compare and contrast the two potential categorizations and explain how this exercise shows that the concepts of race, ethnicity, and even gender change over time. Most importantly, explain how this exercise shows that the concepts of race, ethnicity, and gender are social constructs.

3. Determine and describe what ethnic, racial, and/or gender categories, if any, would be best, in your view, for the 2020 Census or the 2030 Census, to most accurately show the diversity of the U.S. population. What categories would be best to reveal the segments of the U.S. population most vulnerable to racial, ethnic, and/or gender inequalities or discrimination? What categories could be listed in the 2020 Census or the 2030 Census that might best educate the U.S. population on differences between race and ethnicity? Explain your decisions.

Include headings for each of the three main sections of the paper:

What the Census Might Have Called Me Social Constructs Better Future Census Categories

Each of the three main sections of your paper must contain scholarly support in the form of quotes or paraphrases with respective citations from assigned reading (the textbook/lesson) and the outside scholarly source that you identify on your own.

*This assignment is adapted from Glaser (2018).

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 3-4 pages (not including references page) 1-inch margins Double spaced 12-point Times New Roman font Running header in the upper left of all pages Page number in the upper right of all pages Minimum of 3 headings (centered, bold, & title case) Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style References page (minimum of 4 outside scholarly sources plus the textbook/lesson) Title page not required

Grading This activity will be graded based on Essay (W5) Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 4, 5, 6

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

References

Pew Research Center. (2015, June 10). What Census calls us: A historical timeline. Retrieved from http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/interactives/multiracial- timeline/

Glaser, L.B. (2018, May 10). Sociology department launches Active Learning Initiative project. Cornell Chronicle. Retrieved from http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/05/sociology- department-launches-active-learning- initiative-project

Length 10.0 pts Meets length requirement

0.0 pts Does not meet length requirement

Content 10.0 pts Addresses all aspects of the assignment.

8.5 pts Addresses most aspects of the assignment.

7.5 pts Addresses some aspects of the assignment.

6.0 pts Addresses few aspects of the assignment.

0.0 pts No effort

Explanation of Concepts

35.0 pts Thoroughly explains race, ethnicity, and gender as social constructs.

29.75 pts Explains race, ethnicity, and gender as social constructs, but more details could be added.

26.25 pts Adequately explains race, ethnicity, and gender as social constructs. Additional explanation and details are needed to clarify the topics.

21.0 pts Explanation of race, ethnicity, and gender as social constructs is inadequate or unclear.

0.0 pts No effort

Analysis 50.0 pts The central idea is developed and expanded with depth of critical thought. Thorough analysis of census categories and the social constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender is included.

42.5 pts The central idea is discernible and developed. A good analysis of census categories and the social constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender is included, though additional details could provide a stronger examination of the concepts.

37.5 pts The central idea needs more development with points tying back to the thesis. Adequate analysis of census categories and the social constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender is included. Additional support and details are needed to clarify points.

30.0 pts The central idea is not developed, and the analysis lacks critical thought.

0.0 pts No effort

Source Integration

20.0 pts Paraphrases or quotations from all required resources are included to support the analysis: 4 outside scholarly sources and textbook/lesson.

17.0 pts Paraphrases or quotations from most required resources are included to support the analysis.

15.0 pts Paraphrases or quotations from some required resources are included to support the analysis.

12.0 pts Paraphrases or quotations from few required resources are included to support the analysis.

0.0 pts No effort

Writing: Mechanics & Usage

20.0 pts The writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper.

17.0 pts The writing contains a few major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the text.

15.0 pts The writing contains some major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper.

12.0 pts The writing contains several major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper.

0.0 pts No effort

APA Paper Format

10.0 pts Paper is formatted to include all 6 of the following: references page, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spacing, running header, and page numbers.

8.5 pts Paper is formatted to include 5 of the following: references page, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spacing, running header, and page numbers.

7.5 pts Paper is formatted to include 4 of the following: references page, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spacing, running header, and page numbers.

6.0 pts Paper is formatted to include 3 of the following: references page, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spacing, running header, and page numbers.

0.0 pts No effort

APA Resource Citation

20.0 pts All sources are properly cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery of APA format.

17.0 pts Most sources are cited in the text and references page. Some minor errors may exist in citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information.

15.0 pts Most sources are cited in the text and references page. Some errors may exist in citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information.

12.0 pts Sources are not properly/cited in the text/references page. Formatting contains several errors that suggest a lack of understanding of APA format.

0.0 pts No effort

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