Performance Assessment: Sociological Views of Religion

Describe the role that religion plays in shaping values and beliefs, and compare educational practices around the world.

Write a 500- to 600-words (minimum) paper thoroughly discussing each of the following:

  • Discuss the history of religion as a sociological concept and explain the Protestant Work Ethic
  • Distinguish between the theoretical perspectives of religion
  • Discuss the types of religious organizations and provide examples
  • Give examples of religion as an agent of social change and explain how religion influences society and is influenced by society
  • Describe current U.S. trends including megachurches and secularization and the various types of religious organizations

Basic Requirements (assignment criteria):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors.
  • A minimum of 500- to 600-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.
Sociological Views of Religion—Performance Assessment
Criteria Ratings Pts
Discuss the history of religion as a sociological concept and explain the Protestant Work Ethic
Discussions and explanations are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Discussions and explanations are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Discussions and explanations are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Distinguish between the theoretical perspectives of religion
Theoretical perspectives are accurate and well explained

20.0 pts

Theoretical perspectives are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Theoretical perspectives are accurate but are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Discuss the types of religious organizations and provide examples
Discussions and examples are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Discussions and examples are accurate but are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

Discussions and examples are accurate but could use greater elaboration

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Give examples of religion as an agent of social change and explain how religion influences society and is influenced by society
Explanations and examples are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Explanations and examples are accura but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Explanations and examples are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Describe current U.S. trends including megachurches and secularization and the various types of religious organizations
Descriptions and definitions are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Descriptions and definitions are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Descriptions and definitions are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0