What Does It Mean To Be Human In The Universe?

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“What Does It Mean To Be Human In The Universe?”

Choose one of the following films. View the film; discuss how the film relates to key concepts of the religion(s) portrayed, as discussed in class.

“Little Buddha” (1993) RATED PG

“The Apostle” (1997) RATED PG-13

“Whale Rider” (2002) RATED PG-13

Consider the following questions as you prepare your paper- these are suggestions for you to contemplate, drawing from our coursework and your experience of viewing the film:

• How would you define the religious quest illustrated in the film?

• What religious images, beliefs or practices are depicted?

• How does the film define truth?

• What challenges or injustices are depicted in the film?

• What values are represented in the film?

• How does the film define the sacred reality?

• What are the views of male and female as depicted in the film?

The Reflection Paper should be five to seven pages, double-spaced on 8 ½ by 11 pages,perfect in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Organize the paper like any essay. Include:

1.Introduction

2.Body - Explain the conclusions you arrived at and explain your thinking. Use images, quotes, or scenes from the film and concepts and details from your textbook and course reading to support your ideas.

3.Conclusion/Summary

*Please consult the Reflection Paper Rubric for a more detailed explanation of what is expected and an understanding of how the paper will be graded.

Reflection Paper Evaluation Criteria

Criteria

Superior (20-25 points)

Sufficient  (10 to 20 points)

Minimal (0-10 points)

Unacceptable (0 points)

Depth of Reflection

____/25 points

Response demonstrates an in-depth reflection on, and personalization of, the theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented in the course materials to date. Viewpoints and interpretations are insightful and well supported. Clear, detailed examples are provided, as applicable.

Response demonstrates a general reflection on, and personalization of, the theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented in the course materials to date. Viewpoints and interpretations are supported.  Appropriate examples are provided, as applicable.

Response demonstrates a minimal reflection on, and personalization of, the theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented in the course materials to date. Viewpoints and interpretations are unsupported or supported with flawed arguments. Examples, when applicable, are not provided or are irrelevant to the assignment.

Response demonstrates a lack of reflection on, or personalization of, the theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented in the course materials to date. Viewpoints and interpretations are missing, inappropriate, and/or unsupported. Examples, when applicable, are not provided.

Required Components

____/25 points

Response includes all components and meets or exceeds all requirements indicated in the instructions. Each question or part of the assignment is addressed thoroughly.

Response includes all components and meets all requirements indicated in the instructions. Each question or part of the assignment is addressed.

Response is missing some components and/or does not fully meet the requirements indicated in the instructions. Some questions or parts of the assignment are not addressed.

Response excludes essential components and/or does not address the requirements indicated in the instructions. Many parts of the assignment are addressed minimally, inadequately, and/or not at all.

Structure

____/25 points

Writing is clear, concise, and well organized with excellent sentence/paragraph construction. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and logical manner. There are no more than three spelling, grammar, or syntax errors per page of writing.

Writing is mostly clear, concise, and well organized with good sentence/paragraph construction. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and logical manner. There are no more than five spelling, grammar, or syntax errors per page of writing.

Writing is unclear and/or disorganized. Thoughts are not expressed in a logical manner. There are more than five spelling, grammar, or syntax errors per page of writing.

Writing is unclear and disorganized. Thoughts ramble and make little sense. There are numerous spelling, grammar, or syntax errors throughout the response.

Evidence and Practice 

____/25 points

Response shows strong evidence of synthesis of ideas presented and insights gained throughout the entire course.

Response shows evidence of synthesis of ideas presented and insights gained throughout the entire course.

Response shows little evidence of synthesis of ideas presented and insights gained throughout the entire course.

Response shows no evidence of synthesis of ideas presented and insights gained throughout the entire course.


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