Final EssayChoose at least two of the ten theorists we have discussed this semester. Compare and contrast them by:(1) explaining their theories, while focusing on their similarities and differences, and -(2) choose a particular idea, theme, or question, such as individual’s relationship to society, inequality, deviance, psychoanalysis, romantic love, individual freedom, etc. Consider how it is discussed by these two theorists. You may use outside sources to complete the essay but the articles in the textbook alone would also be fine. The essay is a minimum of 3 pages and the following rubric will be used to guide grading:
Theorists: Watson, Skinner, Freud, Jung, Allport, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Mills
Final Essay Choose at least two of the ten theorists we have discussed this semester. Compare and contrast them by:(1) explaining their theories, while focusing on their similarities and differences,
Assessment Rubric for Final Essay Exemplary 4 points Accomplished 3 points Developing 2 points Beginning 1 point Theoretical Content Demonstrates solid understanding of the major themes by using readings and lectures to define concepts. Arguments are placed within the broad discussions outlined in the course. Concepts are defined, but the author does not demonstrate a solid understanding of the major themes relevant to the argument. Concepts are poorly defined. Course readings were mentioned but with little demonstration of a solid understanding. Concepts are left undefined. Paper mentions course readings, but there is little demonstration of understanding. Logic and Coherence Theories and central concepts are clearly presented. Arguments are supported with three or more relevant details and information. Uses key quotations from the readings. Theories and central concepts are presented correctly. Arguments are supported with at least two relevant information. Use some quotations from the readings. Theories and central concepts are presented but not discussed. Limited use of primary and/or secondary readings. Theories and central concepts are present incorrectly, or does not use quotations from primary readings or does not do so effectively. Details are missing, information is unclear. Limited use of primary or secondary readings to support the idea. Application of Theories and Concepts Theories were utilized effectively to make sense of the arguments. Conclusions are presented with appropriate evidence. Clearly and creatively compares and contrasts the various theorists. Adequately utilize theory to make sense of the case in a thoughtful manner. Conclusions are support with evidences. Adequately compares and/or contrasts the various theorists. Limited utilization of theory to make sense of their arguments. Conclusions are supported with limited evidence. Inadequately compares and/or contrasts the various theorists. No theory is selected, described, or used effectively. No compare and contrast was done of the theories. Quality of Writing Clear organization which includes an introduction, and transition sentences to connect major ideas, and conclusion. There are few and/or grammatical or spelling errors. Ideas and evidence are correctly cited. Clear organization, with introduction, transitions and conclusion. There are several grammatical and/or spelling errors. Ideas and evidence are correctly cited. Organization is unclear or without necessary components. Significant grammatical and/or spelling errors . Ideas and evidence not are correctly cited. Little discernable organization. More than three significant grammar and spelling errors. Ideas and evidence are not correctly cited, or not cited at all.