researching a major historical event civil rights movement

For this Portfolio Project, you will analyze a major event, global or national, sociologically. You want to choose an event that has had major significance on a given society.

Questions to consider: What makes this event historically significant? How did this event impact society and culture? What was the media’s coverage and how did that coverage impact society and culture?

Use CSU-Global’s Writing Tutorials (Links to an external site.) on the Writing Model to help you write an effective essay.

You can download and save the APA Template Paper as your paper and replace the placeholders with your information. This template is already formatted in APA style according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Be sure your paper follows APA style according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.).

Be sure to review the CSU-Library SOC 101 Research Guide for assistance. (Links to an external site.)

Your final paper must be 8-10 pages long. Cite at least six scholarly sources to support your assertions and strengthen your arguments, at least one of which is not provided in, or linked from, the course. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to find these sources. You may not use Wikipedia for any CSU-Global assignment. For this assignment, a credible source is defined as:

  • A scholarly or peer-reviewed journal article
  • A newspaper article
  • A government-based website or publication.

Refer to the Portfolio Project Rubric on the Course Information page for grading criteria. Please proofread your paper to ensure the sentences, paragraphs, and ideas flow well and are logical, concise, and grammatically error-free. A complete APA-style bibliography is required.

SOC101 Mod 8 PP

SOC101 Mod 8 PP

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

70.0 to >56.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Demonstrates strong or adequate knowledge of topic; correctly represents knowledge from the readings and sources.

56.0 to >42.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Some significant but not major errors or omissions in demonstration of knowledge.

42.0 to >28.0 pts

Below Expectation

Major errors or omissions in demonstration of knowledge.

28.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Fails to demonstrate knowledge of the materials.

70.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRequirements

60.0 to >48.0 pts

Meets Expectation

The Portfolio includes all of the required components as specified in the assignment.

48.0 to >36.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

The Portfolio includes most of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

36.0 to >24.0 pts

Below Expectation

The Portfolio includes some of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

24.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

The Portfolio includes few of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

60.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis

70.0 to >56.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Demonstrates strong or adequate thought, insight, and analysis in assessing and evaluating information.

56.0 to >42.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Some significant but not major errors or omissions in thought, insight, and analysis assessing and evaluating information.

42.0 to >28.0 pts

Below Expectation

Major errors or omissions in thought, insight, and analysis assessing and evaluating information.

28.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Fails to demonstrate thought, insight, assessing and evaluating information.

70.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSources

25.0 to >20.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Cites and integrates at least six credible sources as designated in the assignment.

20.0 to >15.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Cites and integrates at least four to five credible outside sources.

15.0 to >10.0 pts

Below Expectation

Cites and integrates three outside sources with significant error in the types.

10.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Cites and integrates fewer than three credible outside sources.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeApplication of Source Material

25.0 to >20.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Sources well or adequately chosen to provide substance and perspectives on the issue; knowledge from the course linked properly to source material.

20.0 to >15.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Some significant but not major problems with selection and linkage of sources.

15.0 to >10.0 pts

Below Expectation

Major problems with selection and linkage of sources.

10.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Source selection is seriously flawed; no linkage to knowledge from the course.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization

20.0 to >16.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Project is clearly organized, well written, and in proper essay format including an introduction, body, and conclusion. Conforms to project requirements.

16.0 to >12.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Small number of significant but not major flaws in organization and writing; is in proper essay format. In a minor way does not conform to project requirements.

12.0 to >8.0 pts

Below Expectation

Major problems in organization and writing; does not completely follow proper essay format. In a significant way does not conform to project requirements.

8.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Project is not well organized or well written, and is not in proper essay format. Does not conform to project requirements.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar and Style

20.0 to >16.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Strong sentence and paragraph structure; few or no minor errors in grammar and spelling; appropriate writing style; clear and concise with no unsupported comments.

16.0 to >12.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Small number of significant but not major errors in grammar and spelling; generally appropriate writing.

12.0 to >8.0 pts

Below Expectation

Inconsistent to inadequate sentence and paragraph development; work needed on grammar and spelling; does not meet program expectations.

8.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Poor quality; unacceptable in terms of grammar and/or spelling; inappropriate writing style that interferes with clarity.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDemonstrates proper use of APA style.

20.0 to >16.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Project contains proper APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, with no more than one significant error.

16.0 to >12.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Few errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, with no more than two to three significant errors.

12.0 to >8.0 pts

Below Expectation

Significant errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, with four to five significant errors.

8.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Numerous errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, with more than five significant errors.

20.0 pts

Total Points: 310.0

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