Four general education lenses

Four general education lenses

Critical Analysis Portfolio and Presentation Proposal

 

Overview: For the first part of your final project, the critical analysis portfolio, you will select an issue or event in diversity and critically analyze it through the

four general education lenses: history, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social sciences. By viewing the issue/event through these lenses, you will

gain insight into how the intersectional nature of diversity affects society, as well as both your own individual framework of perception and the choices, attitudes,

and behaviors of others in the world around you.

For this first milestone, due in Module Two, you will select an issue/event to analyze through the four general education lenses. You will explain the issue/event

and its relationship to diversity, as well as describe its connection to all four lenses.

Prompt: First, review the module resources you have so far encountered, as well as your work in Module One. In addition, it is suggested that you visit the IDS

400 LibGuide for guidance on how to select a topic. Select one issue/event in diversity and write a paper that addresses how this issue/event fits into the

framework of diversity, and then addresses how each lens influences perceptions and attitudes toward the issue/event, diversity, and society. The paper should

outline each lens’s impact and framing of the issue/event. Be sure to provide a working thesis statement and clear definitions for your key terms.

Specifically, you must address the critical elements listed below.

  1. Introduction: You will compile a series of critical analyses of a single issue/event in diversity through the four general education lenses: history,

humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social sciences.

  1. Topic: Using the four lenses, explain how an issue/event within diversity has or has not influenced modern society.
  2. Lens Connections: In this section of your assignment, you will describe the connections between your issue/event and each of the four general

education lenses.

  1. What is the connection of your issue/event to the lens of history for determining its impact on various institutions? Utilize evidence from

theory and research to support your analysis.

  1. What is the connection of your issue/event to the lens of the humanities for determining its impact on various institutions? Utilize

evidence from theory and research to support your analysis.

  1. What is the connection of your issue/event to the lens of the natural sciences for determining its impact on various institutions? Utilize

evidence from theory and research to support your analysis.

  1. What is the connection of your issue/event to the lens of the social sciences for determining its impact on various institutions? Utilize

evidence from theory and research to support your analysis.

Be sure to begin the research process early and use evidence from your research to support your responses. Refer to course resources, the LibGuide for

this class, and any other pertinent resources to support your responses. Although at least two sources are required for each lens, note that you may use

the same source for more than one lens if applicable. Relevant current news sources may be used with instructor approval. Incorporate instructor

feedback into your final project.

Rubric

Guidelines for Submission: Milestone One should be submitted as a 2- to 3-page Word document. Use double-spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and

one-inch margins. Begin building your references list for Final Project Part One, which requires you to support your responses with at least two sources for each

lens from the assigned course resources or other scholarly sources located independently via the Shapiro Library. Note that you may use the same source for

more than one lens if applicable. Cite your supporting sources in APA style.

Please note that the grading rubric for this milestone submission is not identical to that of the final project. The Final Project Part One Rubric will include an

additional “Exemplary” category that provides guidance as to how you can go above and beyond “Proficient” in your final submission, as well as additional

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