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Assignment 1: Comparison of Two Religions

Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

 

In this assignment, you will select two (2) religions from those studied thus far in the course (i.e., Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism). Next, compare and contrast them based on the criteria provided. Preferably, the two (2) religions you select are not any that you practice now or have practiced in the past.

 

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Select two (2) religions from those that we have studied so far. Identify and describe the cultural and geographical origin of each religion.
  2. Identify and describe three (3) specific religious practices of each religion.
  3. Provide a specific example of how each religion is practiced in different parts of the world today.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Document your sources using APA Style for in-text citations and references.
  5. Write clearly and coherently using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics.

 

Your assignment must:

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the varieties of religious experience and practice in a wide range of cultures.
  • Recognize how daily life within various religions and current affairs are influenced by religion.
  • Develop written pieces that demonstrate an analysis of a topic relevant to the course.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in religion.
  • Write clearly and concisely about world religions using proper writing mechanics.
  • Points: 200</o:p>

    Assignment 1: Comparison of Two Religions</o:p>

    Criteria</o:p>

    Unacceptable</o:p>

    Below 60% F</o:p>

    Meets Minimum Expectations</o:p>

    60-69% D</o:p>

    Fair</o:p>

    70-79% C</o:p>

    Proficient</o:p>

    80-89% B</o:p>

    Exemplary</o:p>

    90-100% A</o:p>

    1. Select two (2) religions from those that we have studied so far. Identify and describe the cultural and geographical origin of each religion.</o:p>

    Weight: 25%</o:p>

    Did not submit or select two (2) religions from those that studied so far and incompletely identified and described the cultural and geographical origin of each religion.</o:p> Insufficiently selected two (2) religions from those that studied so far and identified and described the cultural and geographical origin of each religion.</o:p> Partially selected two (2) religions from those that studied so far and identified and described the cultural and geographical origin of each religion.</o:p> Satisfactorily selected two (2) religions from those that studied so far and identified and described the cultural and geographical origin of each religion.</o:p> Thoroughly selected two (2) religions from those that studied so far and identified and described the cultural and geographical origin of each religion.</o:p>
    2. Identify and describe three (3) specific religious practices of each religion.</o:p>

    Weight: 30%</o:p>

    Did not submit or incompletely identified and described three (3) specific religious practices of each religion.</o:p>

    Insufficiently identified and described three (3) specific religious practices of each religion.</o:p> Partially identified and described three (3) specific religious practices of each religion.</o:p> Satisfactorily identified and described three (3) specific religious practices of each religion.</o:p> Thoroughly identified and described three (3) specific religious practices of each religion.</o:p>
    3. Provide a specific example of how each religion is practiced in different parts of the world today.</o:p>

    Weight: 15%</o:p>

    Did not submit or incompletely provided a specific example of how each religion is practiced in different parts of the world today</o:p> Insufficiently provided a specific example of how each religion is practiced in different parts of the world today</o:p> Partially provided a specific example of how each religion is practiced in different parts of the world today</o:p> Satisfactorily provided a specific example of how each religion is practiced in different parts of the world today</o:p> Thoroughly provided a specific example of how each religion is practiced in different parts of the world today</o:p>
    4. Use at least three (3) quality resources as references for the assignment and document your sources using APA Style for in-text citations and references. </o:p>

    Weight: 10%</o:p>

    No references provided</o:p> Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.</o:p> Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.</o:p> Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.</o:p> Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.</o:p>
    5. Write clearly and coherently using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics.</o:p>

    Weight: 20%</o:p>

    More than 8 errors present </o:p> 7-8 errors present</o:p> 5-6 errors present</o:p> 3-4 errors present</o:p> 0-2 errors present</o:p>

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