Please choose one of the topics below (either A or B) and analyze them as instructed at the end of each topic. Remember that you have to use materials and subjects from this course in your responses.
A) The people of the United States were already very politically polarized when a recent Supreme Court decision (Roe v. Wade) ended nearly 50 years of abortion rights in the United States. In your essay, analyze how do you think the court’s ruling will impact politics in the United States and beyond? Be sure to use three themes from the course in your response (Feminism, human rights, social movements etc.)
You may want to consider the following: What makes this decision so important? How do you think this decision would change healthcare privacy? What would be the implications of this decision on other countries?
Some possible resources:
In 6-to-3 Ruling, Supreme Court Ends Nearly 50 Years of Abortion Rights
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/us/roe-wade-overturned-supreme-court.html (Links to an external site.)
The Myth That Roe Broke America
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/roe-polarization-myth-abortion/629888/ (Links to an external site.)
20 Ways the Supreme Court Just Changed America
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/06/25/post-roe-america-roundup-00042377 (Links to an external site.)
Europeans are overwhelmingly pro-choice, but that doesn’t mean women’s rights are safe
https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2022/jun/29/europeans-pro-choice-womens-rights-roe-v-wade-us-poland (Links to an external site.)
B) Choose two topics from this course and write a paper that brings them into conversation. Students can have a primary quote from one specific reading to ground their argument on.
Instructions:
Your paper should be 1000-1200 words or about 3-4 pages. Please pay careful attention to spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Remember that citations are required for both paraphrasing and direct quotes from either the text or lecture. Feel free to cite other books and articles as needed. Include a full list of works cited at the back (APA, MLA, or another citation standard). Please submit your paper on the course website under “Final Paper” by 5 pm on Tuesday, July 26th. If you have trouble submitting your paper online please email it directly to your TA:
Safia Msami, [email protected]
Sadaf Vafa, [email protected]
Rubric
IS 1 Rubric
IS 1 Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis Statement
The argument or purpose of the paper must be clearly stated, fully developed and is relevant to the prompt. The thesis statement should be in the introductory paragraph and should illustrate the organization of the essay.
20 pts
Exemplary
16 pts
Comprehensive
12 pts
Adequate
8 pts
Developing
4 pts
Unsatisfactory
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdeas, Support & Evidence
Main ideas must be sufficiently supported by course material (i.e. lectures, readings, textbook). The evidence supplied should be original and show a dept of ideas. The essay must make clear connections between course concepts and important global issues.
25 pts
Exemplary
20 pts
Comprehensive
15 pts
Adequate
10 pts
Developing
5 pts
Unsatisfactory
25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStructure/Organization
Organization is sequential and paragraphs are well developed and appropriately divided; ideas linked with
smooth and effective transitions. The essay should be organized around the thesis statement, and all paragraphs should include topic and concluding sentences.
25 pts
Exemplary
20 pts
Comprehensive
15 pts
Adequate
10 pts
Developing
5 pts
Unsatisfactory
25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar & Style
Essay must be free from grammatical errors and utilize a formal writing style. Each sentence should be structured effectively with appropriate sentence length/paragraph length.
15 pts
Exemplary
12 pts
Comprehensive
9 pts
Adequate
6 pts
Developing
3 pts
Unsatisfactory
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeArgument/Addressing the Prompt
The argument proposed should be original, be relevant to the prompt, and show a depth of ideas. It should take a clear stance on an issue, and not merely summarize readings. The essay should also refer back to the argument regularly and not stray away from the prompt.
15 pts
Exemplary
12 pts
Comprehensive
9 pts
Adequate
6 pts
Developing
3 pts
Unsatisfactory
15 pts
Total Points: 100