Performance Assessment: Foundations of Sociology

Define sociology in your own words, and describe the historical and social context from which it emerged.

Compare and contrast sociology with other social sciences.

Explain the sociological imagination as the relationship between the individual and the broader workings of society or as the connections between personal troubles and public issues. Use an example from your own experience to demonstrate sociological imagination and its relevance in your own life.

Basic Requirements (assignment criteria):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors.
  • A minimum of 500 words in length, double spaced, 1 inch margins.
  • Resources are cited in APA format in a reference list and using parenthetical citations (if you need help with this, review course resources).
  • Relevant terms and concepts are used and defined.
Foundations of Sociology Rubric – Performance Assessment
Criteria Ratings Pts
Define sociology in your own words, and describe the historical and social context from which it emerged.
Fully defined sociology and described the historical and social context from which it emerged.

5.0 pts

Generally defined sociology and described the historical and social context from which it emerged.

4.0 pts

Failed to define sociology and describe the historical and social context from which it emerged.

0.0 pts

5.0 pts
Compare and contrast sociology with other social sciences.
Effectively compared and contrasted sociology with other several social sciences.

5.0 pts

Made a perfunctory attempt to compare and contrast sociology with two other social sciences.

4.0 pts

Did not fully compare and contrast sociology with other social sciences.

0.0 pts

5.0 pts
Explain the sociological imagination as the relationship between the individual and the broader workings of society or as the connections between personal troubles and public issues. Use an example from your own experience to demonstrate sociological imagination and its relevance in your own life.
Fully explained the sociological imagination as the relationship between the individual and the broader workings of society or as the connections between personal troubles and public issues AND provided relevant example.

20.0 pts

Generally explained the sociological imagination as the relationship between the individual and the broader workings of society or as the connections between personal troubles and public issues OR generally provided relevant example.

18.0 pts

Marginally explained the sociological imagination as the relationship between the individual and the broader workings of society or as the connections between personal troubles and public issues AND/OR provided relevant example.

16.0 pts

20.0 pts
Total Points: 30.0