Homework #2- SYG2000 Online

Homework #2- SYG2000 Online

For this homework you will use class lecture, discussions and your reading to explore inequality through music. You have eight possible songs to choose from, all listed on Blackboard in the Homework 2 folder. You will need to select two songs and, following the instructions below, write a response paper. In order to write the paper you need to complete all of the contents of each song folder. Then, you can select a song of your own to write about.

Instructions1. Select the songs you want to write about. In each folder is a video of the song being performed and an article discussing the relevance of the song. Before you write, watch the video and read the article.

2. Write your response by answering the following questions:

a. Discuss the song you selected and why you selected it.

b. Explain how symbolic interaction relates to music. Consider how music resonates with the listener and how music affects people. Include in this answer a quote from the reading for class and a quote from the additional reading specific to the song.

c. How does this song deal with oppression, inequality and/or exploiting power? (All themes we have been covering. See class notes as well as information on conflict theory from reading and notes.)

d. Why do you think this song was selected for Homework 2?

3. Your answer to each question above should be 75-100 words per answer. Repeating the questions above does not contribute to the word count and points will be deducted.

4. Finally, pick your own song to write about as the third option. Include a link from an outside resource discussing the song at the top of the response. (See sample paper below for an example.) For the song you select, you don’t need to answer letter d.

5. Make sure your name and course ID number is at the top of the page.

6. Citing pages from the book should look like this:“quote…” (2017, p.X)

7. Citing from the online article should look like this:“quote…” (Author, year)

Sample Paper

Your Name

Course CRN #

Song #1- Insert Title Here

a. Discuss the song you selected and why you selected it. Answer here. (Remember, the repeating the question does not count toward your word count.)

b. Explain how symbolic interaction relates to music. Consider how music resonates with the listener and how music affects people. Include in this answer a quote from the reading for class and a quote from the additional reading specific to the song.

Answer here: In the book, the authors write “xyzxyz.” (2017, p. 167) In the online article, the author writes “xyzxyz.” (Smith, 2015)

c. How does this song deal with oppression, inequality and/or exploiting power? (All themes we have been covering. See class notes as well as information on conflict theory from reading and notes.)

d. Why do you think this song was selected for Homework 2?

Repeat for Song #2 and Song #3

Criteria & Points Earned Criteria

Exceeds Expectations Good Fair Poor

Organized writing

Provides a detailed overview

Provides two or three examples to support main ideas and is arranged logically.

Ideas flow smoothly throughout the paper leading me to follow your thoughts.

Uses quotations effectively to support main ideas. Some suggestion of overview.

One or two examples are present with some arrangement.

There is some flow, but at times the writing becomes choppy.

Quotations are used but not always clear on their use. Missing an overview.

The examples are not clearly connected with the selected topic.

Writing is choppy and almost impossible to follow.

Lack of organized writing

Ideas fail to make sense or come together

I don’t understand what you mean

Purpose

I understand what your main topic is.

You have consistently stayed on topic and have demonstrated your main ideas.

The articles you selected fit with this topic. I recognize the topic but am unclear why you selected it.

You have stayed on topic, generally, but strayed at time. Topic is unclear

There was a written response, but it was difficult for me to connect it with your purpose. Topic is unclear

Purpose is unclear

Content

Balanced level of course content, social theory, quotes and citations from the selected readings, your own ideas and reflections. The writing shows elaboration and an in-depth response Paper gives good support of main ideas mixed citations and your own ideas. Some elaboration is provided. Information proves a central point, at times. Analysis is general. Lacking some connections with readings. Lack of use of course content

No analysis

I am confused.

Grammar, Spelling, writing mechanics

Writing is free or practically free of errors.

Occasional errors but they do not represent a major distraction or make meaning difficult to obtain.

Many errors and I am distracted by them.

Too many errors to derive meaning. I have stopped reading.

Correct amount of content included.

Correct number of terms, theories and references used. (See assignment for elaboration.)

Missing part of references, but mostly complete. Reference included but not clear where it came from, no elaboration and little evidence that it was used properly.

No literature reviewed.

Length

Word count has been met Word count has not been met

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