STEP 1: Choose a world religion to research, and briefly discuss religious experiences, beliefs, and rituals to which the religion subscribes.
STEP 2: Next, identify where it falls on the spectrum from cult to ecclesia, based on evidence you find in scholarly articles. Find at least two peer-reviewed articles from valid scholarly journals that support your claim. Then either write an essay or create an infographic poster about your findings.
STEP 3: Write an essay. Use proper APA citations. Essays should be at least 400-700 words long, written in academic and professional language, and be respectful of the topic you choose.
|Identifies religion and classifies it correctly, using coherent logic throughout
|No errors in logic or identification, treats topic with respect/ Few errors in logic or identification, treats topic with respect
|Few to several errors in logic, identification is correct.
|Riddled with errors in logic and/or shows blatant disrespect for subject religion
|Finds two scholarly articles relevant to the topic, uses proper APA citations, meets length requirement
|Cites two relevant scholarly articles appropriately, in text and with end of text citation
|May not meet word count, but contains relevant scholarly sources, some errors in formatting
|Articles are not relevant or from scholarly sources, or student uses incorrect APA formatting, fails to meet word count
|Creates well written essay or visually pleasing infographic that is informative
|Partially meets requirement for a well-written essay or visually pleasing and informative infographic
|Does not meet requirement for a well-written essay or visually pleasing and informative infographic