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Cultural productions that ‘mimic’ life, films are a unique way to ‘view’ society.? In this learning activity, you will present a racial/ethnic theory/concept and use a film as an e

Help with assignment cultural productions that "mimic" life, films are a unique way to "view" society.  In this learning activity, you will present a racial/ethnic theory/concept and use a film as an example of that theory/concept.

Introduction

As cultural productions that "mimic" life, films are a unique way to "view" society.  In this learning activity, you will present a racial/ethnic theory/concept and use a film as an example of that theory/concept.

Learning Outcomes

· Explain a theory/concept(s) related to race/ethnicity

· Apply examples from a film, which is a cultural production, to exemplify the theory/concept(s)

· Utilize scholarly sources to articulate and support your ideas

· Hone written communication skills

Details

Select a film that relates to theories/concepts we have been focusing upon in this course.  Any film can be rendered applicable, so the choice of film is completely up to you.

In a 4-6+ page paper present a theory/concept(s) related to race/ethnicity that we have studied and apply that theory/concept(s) to examples from the film you chose to exemplify the theory/concept(s).  Be sure to include scholarly sources to provide context and to support your assertions.

Include citations for all direct quotes and references to texts and all other sources used.  MLA, APA, ASA, or any other format you are familiar with is sufficient.

Scholarly Sources: All scholars refer to one another's writings to support our own ideas.  Scholarly sources include books, journal articles (use the library to find lots of great journal articles; JSTOR is very useful), and government documents (Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, etc).  Newspaper articles, Wikipedia, websites, online blogs, etc. are not scholarly sources (they can be used for additional information or context).

Enjoy writing this paper!  Part of the fun of academics is having the freedom to apply the ideas of scholars across contexts in new and interesting ways.

Assessment:

Use the rubric included with the assignment to determine how this paper will be assessed.

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Film Analysis Paper

Film Analysis Paper

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

Organization, Grammar, Vocabulary

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20 pts

Fully Achieved

Multi-paragraph structure with a clear thesis; introduction paragraph introduces the topic concisely, body paragraphs provide evidence and support the thesis; conclusion paragraph concludes the thesis neatly; proper grammar used throughout; college-level vocabulary is used throughout (e.g. no colloquialisms or casual language)

15 pts

Mostly Achieved

Multi-paragraph structure with a clear thesis; introduction paragraph introduces the topic concisely, body paragraphs provide evidence and support the thesis; conclusion paragraph concludes the thesis neatly; Minor grammar errors throughout; a few vocabulary/word choice weaknesses

10 pts

Moderately Achieved

Multi-paragraph structure exists, but the paragraphs do not connect well to one another; thesis is not clearly stated; grammar errors throughout; vocabulary is weak and too casual

0 pts

Weak Achievement

The paper structure is almost non-existent. Paragraphs do not connect to the thesis or to one another. Grammar is weak; vocabulary is weak with overuse of casual terminology.

/ 20 pts

Film Description

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10 pts

Fully Achieved

The description of the film is concise, clear, and contains interesting information about some aspect of the film (e.g. production fact or information about the actors). The film description does NOT read like a play-by-play of the movie. Rather, the description is simply a brief summary of the film.

8 pts

Mostly Achieved

A general film description is included. The film description does NOT read like a play-by-play of the movie. Rather, the description is simply a brief summary of the film. There is no extra details provided about the film.

5 pts

Moderately Achieved

There is a film description, but it is too short/long, lacks interesting fact(s) about the film. The film description does not connect to the thesis/paper topic. It is a lose description, but that is it.

0 pts

Not Achieved

There is no film description; description reads like a movie play-by-play extending beyond a paragraph; provides no connection to the paper thesis and evidence within the body section of the paper.

/ 10 pts

Introduction

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10 pts

Fully Achieved

The introduction neatly includes a description of the film, thesis, and provides insights into what the reader can expect of this paper. It foregrounds/contextualizes the body paragraphs. The theory/related concepts from the readings is introduced/explained.

5 pts

Moderately Achieved

The introduction includes a film description and a thesis statement. There is little else offered though. The thesis statement is weakly constructed. The theory is not well introduced/explained.

0 pts

Not Achieved

The introduction does not connect to the rest of the paper. It does nothing to foreground the body of the paper. There is no thesis/no theory introduced/explained.

/ 10 pts

Body Paragraphs

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30 pts

Fully Achieved

The body paragraphs connect directly to the thesis; provide evidence throughout; are well cultivated with an introduction and conclusion sentence for each paragraph. The theory/concepts selected are fully explained and the example chosen from the film is relevant.

20 pts

Mostly Achieved

The body paragraphs connect to the thesis; the points made in each body paragraph is relevant, but weakly explained/supported with evidence from the readings or the example(s) given loosely apply to the theory/concept presented.

15 pts

Moderately Achieved

The body of this paper provides relevant ideas and evidence that connect to the thesis, but they lack details about the theory/concept. The examples chosen from the film are not well connected to the theory/concepts or the theory/concepts does not match the examples from the film.

0 pts

Not Achieved

The body of this paper does nothing to support the thesis. The body paragraphs do not connect to one another at all. Clear ideas are not demonstrated; there is no clear, unified focus. There is no connection between the theory/concepts being applied and the examples from the film.

/ 30 pts

Conclusion

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10 pts

Fully Achieved

The concluding paragraph connects directly to the thesis by concisely restating the relevant points made throughout the paper; provides a clear finale to the arguments made in the paper.

5 pts

Moderately Achieved

The conclusion loosely connects to the thesis and does not restates relevant points clearly; there's no sense of finality to the paper.

0 pts

Not Achieved

The conclusion is weak or non-existent; it does not connect to the thesis statement or the evidence provided throughout the paper.

/ 10 pts

Citations

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10 pts

Fully Achieved

Sources are used to support points made throughout the paper; sources are varied; course reading(s) were used; a consistent citation format was applied. Sources from outside of class are included.

5 pts

Moderately Achieved

Sources are used, but they may be used erroneously/inappropriately, inconsistently, not cited consistently.

0 pts

Not Achieved

There are no references to the course texts.

/ 10 pts

Theory/Concepts Explained & Applied

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10 pts

Fully Achieved

A theory/concept from the reading(s) was applied correctly throughout this paper to analyze the character(s)/context of the film. The theory/concept was described thoroughly and appropriately at relevant points within the paper.

5 pts

Moderately Achieved

A theory/concept was applied, but it was not explained thoroughly and/or unevenly applied throughout the paper.

0 pts

Not Achieved

No theory/concept was applied in this paper or it was done so weakly without complete explanation.

/ 10 pts

Total Points: 0

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