Interview essay in comparative religion

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nterview Essay

  • Due Feb 9 by 11:59pm
  • Points 150
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Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Instructions
For this assignment you are required to sit down for a conversation with someone whose religious identity differs from your own (this means that if you identify as Christian, for example, you should find a conversation partner who does not identify as such). The purpose of this exercise is for you to engage with someone else in conversation. That means that you will not only ask questions, but you will hopefully answer questions about your own beliefs, as well.

Review the article for this activity, “Talking About Religion – How to Do It Right” (link in Required Resources), for some guidance on how to engage in conversations about religion before meeting with your partner. You may also wish to share this information with your partner.

In this exercise, you will listen to the ideas of someone who you identify as religiously “other.” You will share your own ideas and report on what you learned. This would include what you learned about your conversation partner’s beliefs, and how those beliefs compare to your own religious upbringing and/or current practice.

The report should give a description of the major topics of discussion and a detailed summary of what you learned. As part of your assignment you should include the following:

  • Describe your conversation partner’s beliefs. Some things to consider include the following:
    • What are the material expressions of their tradition (statues, paintings, music, etc.)?
    • Do they see any conflict between the stated beliefs of their tradition and their own beliefs?
    • Based on your partner’s description, which theory of the origin of religions (Week 1) offers the best explanation for their approach to religion?
    • What challenges can your partner identify that their religious tradition faces in the modern world? Do they feel that their tradition is responding positively?
    • Is the tradition focused on belief (orthodoxy) or behavior (orthopraxis)?
    • Apply the 8 elements of religion from Week 1.
  • Provide some cultural and historical context for the religious tradition of your conversation partner. (It is important that you do some research before you have your conversation so that you are able to ask informed questions that come from genuine interest.) Make sure you use citations in your discussion of what you learned from your research.
  • Compare your partner’s beliefs and practices to your own religious upbringing and/or current practice. This is to be done in the report not as a debate with your partner.
  • Conclude with your personal reaction to this experience and any additional questions that came up after your conversation. Be kind!

This is a formal academic paper so pay careful attention to the basics of writing a good English composition.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1000-1200 words (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 1 scholarly source)

Grading
This activity will be graded based on the Written Assignment Grading Rubric.

Weekly Objectives (WO)
WO2.3, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

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

Rubric

Written Analysis Grading Rubric – 150 pts

Written Analysis Grading Rubric – 150 pts

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Length

5.0 pts Outstanding

Meets length requirement

0.0 pts No Effort

Does not meet length requirement

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Content

10.0 pts Outstanding

Addresses all aspects of the assignment.

5.0 pts Above Average

Addresses most aspects of the assignment.

4.0 pts Average

Addresses some aspects of the assignment.

3.0 pts Below Average

Addresses few aspects of the assignment.

0.0 pts No Effort

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Analysis & Support

75.0 pts Outstanding

Throughout the whole work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages course materials and outside resources to support assertions; supports claims with detailed and persuasive examples.

48.0 pts Above Average

Throughout most of the work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages course materials and outside resources to support assertions; supports claims with detailed and persuasive examples.

42.0 pts Average

Throughout some of the work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages course materials and outside resources to support assertions; supports claims with detailed and persuasive examples.

34.0 pts Below Average

Throughout little of the work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages course materials and outside resources to support assertions; supports claims with detailed and persuasive examples.

0.0 pts No Effort

75.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Organization

30.0 pts Outstanding

Paper is clear and cohesive. Central idea is developed and expanded. Introduction and Conclusion support the overall flow of the paper.

22.0 pts Above Average

Paper is basically well-organized and clear. Central idea is clearly discernible and is developed with a minimum of non-related material present.

19.0 pts Average

Paper has some issues with flow and cohesion. Central ideas are stated, but not developed. Paper lacks organization.

15.0 pts Below Average

Paper lacks organization and has difficulty staying on track. Central themes are difficult to identify.

0.0 pts No Effort

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Writing

20.0 pts Outstanding

Throughout the whole work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

14.0 pts Above Average

Throughout most of the work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

12.0 pts Average

Throughout some of the work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

10.0 pts Below Average

Throughout little of the work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

0.0 pts No Effort

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome APA: Citation and Reference Formatting

10.0 pts Outstanding

Throughout the whole work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.

6.0 pts Above Average

Throughout most of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.

5.0 pts Average

Throughout some of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.

4.0 pts Below Average

Throughout little of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.

0.0 pts No Effort

10.0 pts

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