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This course uses a MindEdge webtext. This webtext includes your readings, resources, interactive games, and graded activities. Many of the assignments in this course will be completed in MindEdge, so it is important to access this resource as soon as possible to begin your studies and move forward on your path to success. This learning resource is web-based;DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED ON HOW TO GET INTO THE WEBTEXT ONCE A TUTOR IS ACCEPTED.WEEK 1 SHORT RESPONSE HAS A RUBRIC AND GUIDELINES WHICH WILL BE ATTACHED . PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY.
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SCS 200 Week 1 Short Response Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: The short response activities in the webtext throughout this course are designed to show your understanding of key concepts as you engage with
course content.
Prompt: During the first week of the course, you will respond to several questions in the webtext as you complete each learning block. At the end of Week 1,
you will review your answers to these questions and ensure that you have responded to each question. It is important that you answer each question.
Otherwise, the words no response will appear in brackets when you submit the assignment. The questions and their original locations in the webtext are listed in
the table below in case you want to refer back to the reading as you edit, but you can edit your responses to all the questions directly in Theme: Exploring Social
Science Issues, learning block 1-4 (page 5) before exporting to Word for submission to your instructor in the learning environment.
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4
Question 5
Question 6
Question 7
Question 8
Question 9
Question 10
Question 11
Question 12
Do you have any healthy habits? What role have culture and environment played in the healthy or
unhealthy habits that you have formed?
Choose a society from the map. Within that society, characterize one of the social science principles
we identified in this learning block. As a reminder, the social science principles we focus on in this
course are social roles, social institutions, social norms, and beliefs and values.
Provide an example of the environment influencing the population in an area of increased longevity.
Then provide an example of the population in that area influencing its environment.
Think about factors affecting your lifestyle in comparison to the areas of increased longevity.
Characterize two social science principles in your day-to-day life. Use the two principles that you did
not describe in response to the earlier question. For example, you could describe some social norms in
your day-to-day life.
From a social science perspective, what are three factors that shape your day-to-day life? For example,
you could describe some factors that influence your social interactions, your access to certain foods,
your day-to-day activities, the pace of life in your area, etc.
Identify 2 social science issues related to war.
Identify 2 social science issues related to education.
Recall: What are the five social institutions that we are examining in this course?
Identify the social institutions discussed in this reading about India.
Choose one of the five social institutions. Describe some of the factors that have influenced this social
institution in India.
Use the reading about social institutions in India to identify two social science issues that could be
researched further.
Describe two social norms in Dubai noted in the reading and explain how these social norms may differ
from those of the culture that you grew up in.
Theme: Exploring Social Science
Issues, learning block 1-1 (page 3)
Theme: Exploring Social Science
Issues, learning block 1-1 (page 4)
Theme: Exploring Social Science
Issues, learning block 1-2 (page 1)
Theme: Exploring Social Science
Issues, learning block 1-2 (page 3)
Theme: Exploring Social Science
Issues, learning block 1-2 (page 4)
Theme: Exploring Social Science
Issues, learning block 1-3 (page 3)
Question 13
Question 14
Question 15
Question 16
Question 17
Question 18
Question 19
Question 20
Question 21
What factors shape the social norms in Dubai? Name at least two, and describe how they shape the
social norms.
What factors influence your society’s social norms? Name at least two social norms that exist in your
culture, and describe the factors that influence them.
Based on the reading about Dubai, identify two social science issues that could be researched further.
Now choose a social science issue listed above, or pick one of your own. Adopt the social science
perspective to ask a question about this issue from the point of view of a psychologist. What is a
question that a psychologist might have about this social science issue?
Now choose a social science issue listed above, or pick one of your own. Adopt the social science
perspective to ask a question about this issue from the point of view of a sociologist. What is a
question that a sociologist might have about this issue?
Now choose a social science issue listed above, or pick one of your own. Adopt the social science
perspective to ask a question about this issue from the point of view of an anthropologist. What is a
question that an anthropologist might have about this issue?
Who occupies the social role of spiritual leader in most Papua New Guinean kinship groups?
What are the societal expectations for a woman’s social role in Papua New Guinea? What influences
these expectations?
Within your own society, what social roles do you occupy? What other social roles could you occupy, if
you chose to? How much choice does your society give you to occupy different social roles? How much
flexibility do you have to fill that social role differently than society expects?
Theme: Exploring Social Science
Issues, learning block 1-3 (page 4)
Theme: Exploring Social Science
Issues, learning block 1-4 (page 3)
Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: Each short response should be about 2 to 3 sentences in length. Follow the instructions at the bottom of Theme: Exploring Social
Science Issues, learning block 1-4 (page 5), to download your work and submit it to your instructor as a single Microsoft Word document uploaded in the
learning environment. Refer to the Submitting Webtext Assignments Guide for assistance on downloading, saving, and submitting this assignment.
Critical Elements
Engagement and
Relevance
Critical Thinking
Articulation of
Response
Proficient (100%)
Written responses directly and
comprehensively address short answer
prompts, drawing from presented course
concepts and terminology
Written responses demonstrate
understanding of course content through
inclusion of original ideas and examples
Written responses are captured in
complete sentences without errors
impacting legibility and the clarity of
response
Needs Improvement (75%)
Written responses are topically related
to short answer prompts, but responses
do not consistently draw from presented
course concepts and terminology
Written responses demonstrate
understanding of course content through
reiteration of provided materials but do
not consistently include original ideas
and examples
Written responses are captured in
incomplete sentences or include
numerous errors that negatively impact
legibility and the clarity of response
Not Evident (0%)
Written responses do not address topics
identified in short answer prompts
Value
60
Written responses do not reflect original
ideas and examples
30
No written responses are captured in
complete sentences
10
Total
100%

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