Individual Assignment: Sociology

• Define social stratification and give two examples.
• Compare and contrast colonialism and world systems theories. Who were some of the key figures?
• Which theorists’ (Davis and Moore, Tumin, Mosca, Marx, Lensi, Weber) contributions to social stratification theory resonate most with you and why.
• Discuss the consequences of social class on physical and mental health, family, education, and politics.
• Distinguish between sex and gender and define gender stratification.
• Describe gender inequality in everyday life, health care, education and workplace.

Your paper should be between 2-4 pages using APA style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. You will be required to cite your sources, a minimum of two sources.
Rubric
TAWC Course Paper Rubric (3)
Course Paper Rubric (3)
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInterpret the characteristics of different types of societies and groups within these societies. 15.0 pts
Exemplary- Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the primary thesis of the paper that sparks the interest of the reader and clearly identifies competencies/ outcomes to be achieved 14.0 pts
Mastery- Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of the primary thesis of the paper that sparks the interest of the reader and identifies competencies/ outcomes to be achieved 13.0 pts
Proficient- Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of the primary thesis of the paper however competencies/ outcomes to be achieved are not clearly defined 12.0 pts
Emerging- Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the primary thesis of the paper and does not identify the competencies/ outcomes to be achieved 0.0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectation- The paper does not reflect an understanding of the primary thesis of the paper and does not identify the competencies/ outcomes to be achieved
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeExplain what culture is, how it provides orientations to life, and what practicing culture means. 15.0 pts
Exemplary- Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the primary thesis of the paper that sparks the interest of the reader and clearly identifies competencies/ outcomes to be achieved 14.0 pts
Mastery- Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of the primary thesis of the paper that sparks the interest of the reader and identifies competencies/ outcomes to be achieved 13.0 pts
Proficient- Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of the primary thesis of the paper however competencies/ outcomes to be achieved are not clearly defined 12.0 pts
Emerging- Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the primary thesis of the paper and does not identify the competencies/ outcomes to be achieved 0.0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectation- The paper does not reflect an understanding of the primary thesis of the paper and does not identify the competencies/ outcomes to be achieved
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical Thinking/ Analytical Skills 15.0 pts
Exemplary- Presents an insightful and thorough analysis of all issues identified; consistently demonstrates the use of critical thinking/ analytical skills 14.0 pts
Mastery- Presents a thorough analysis of most of the issues identified; demonstrates the use of critical thinking/analytical skills 13.0 pts
Proficient- Presents a superficial analysis of some of the issues identified; minimal demonstration of the use of critical thinking/ analytical skills 12.0 pts
Emerging- Presents an incomplete analysis of the issues identified; demonstrates little or no use of critical thinking/analysis skill 0.0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectation-Does not present any critical thinking/ analysis
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUtilization of Research 15.0 pts
Exemplary- Supplements paper with relevant and extensive research into the body of the paper 14.0 pts
Mastery- Supplements paper with relevant research into the body of the paper 13.0 pts
Proficient- Supplements paper with limited research into the body of the paper 12.0 pts
Emerging- Minimally supplements paper with research into the body of the paper 0.0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectation- Does not include relevant research into the body of the paper
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality and Organization of the writing 15.0 pts
Exemplary- The paper is extremely well organized, makes excellent transitions from point to point, no spelling or grammatical errors and all references correctly cited Paper follows APA format 14.0 pts
Mastery- The paper is generally well organized with relatively smooth transitions from point to point; rare number of spelling and/or grammatical errors or references not cited. Paper follows APA format correctly cited 13.0 pts
Proficient- The paper is organized with somewhat smooth transitions from point to point; under3 spelling and/or grammatical errors or references not cited properly. Paper mostly follows APA format. 12.0 pts
Emerging- The paper is minimally well organized with minimally acceptable transitions from point to point; several spelling and/or grammatical errors or references not correctly indicated. Minimally follows APA format. 0.0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectation-
15.0 pts
Total Points: 75.0
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