Contemporary Society in a Global World FYS002-0 / FYS004-0

Contemporary Society in a Global World FYS002-0 / FYS004-0

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Submission Deadline

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Before 10am on:

Week Commencing

Check on your local BREO site for further information regarding the in-class test

20 working days after deadline (L4, 5 and 7)
15 working days after deadline (L6)
10 working days after deadline (block delivery)

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Unit title & code

Contemporary Society in a Global World FYS002-0     /  FYS004-0

Assignment number and title

Assignment 1

Assessment type

IT-PT

Weighting of assessment

30%

Size or length of assessment

 

Online submission to replace in-class Test.

Magazine article of no more than 1,000 words

Unit learning outcomes

 

Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding:-

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key sociological theories and how they relate to the national and global context
  • In a magazine format discuss a given contemporary issue.

  



What am I required to do in this assignment?

Task:  Individual responses to a current global issue

For the online test, students should write their answer in a magazine format, using relevant theories and research. Four optional topics will be provided in Week 7 before the assessment to allow for preparation and research. A template will be provided and the word count will be limited in each section.

You will complete this task online on the day of your class.

What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)

In order to pass Assessment 1 you will need to:

  • Communicate your intentions to the intended audience using a magazine format
  • Respond in a way that demonstrates at least minimal understanding of the business situation

How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?

We will be considering this task in class in the weeks before submission and particularly during the morning before you download the task sheet and submit in the afternoon. Be sure to have a copy of this brief to hand to help you, along with your preparation notes.

How does assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?

Each week you will build upon your knowledge to be able to answer the above assignment successfully.

 

How will my assignment be marked?

Your assignment will be marked according to the threshold expectations and the criteria on the following page.

You can use them to evaluate your own work and estimate your grade before you submit.

 

3rd Class – 40-49%

 

Lower 2nd – 50-59%

 

Upper 2nd – 60-69%

 

1st Class – 70%+

 

Knowledge and understanding of subject matter

(25%)

Adequategrasp of knowledge but with evident shortcomings

Basic understanding of the subject matter with inconsistencies  

Basiccontexts described, some irrelevance of information presented

Goodgrasp of knowledge demonstrated 

Good understanding of the subject matter but may be limited and with some inaccuracy 

Basiccontexts described

Very good breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Very good understanding of the subject matter and its terminology

A range of varied and specific contexts described

Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Excellent understanding of the subject matter and its terminology

A comprehensive range of varied and specific contexts described

Interpretation and evaluation of subject material

                    (25%)

Adequategrasp of knowledge but with evident shortcomings

Basic understanding of the subject matter with inconsistencies  

Some evidence of basicanalysis attempted.

Goodgrasp of knowledge demonstrated 

A good attempt at analysis and evaluation attempted. May contain some errors.

Very good breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

A very good attempt at analysis and evaluation attempted.

Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

An excellent attempt at analysis and evaluation is provided that contains on errors.

Referencing, relevance and quality of research

(25%)

Adequategrasp of knowledge but with evident shortcomings

A basic understanding of the importance of effective research.

 

An adequate range of information sources provided.

Goodgrasp of knowledge demonstrated 

Good understanding of the importance of good quality research and referencing.

A good range of information sources used.

Very good breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Very good understanding of the importance of effective research.

A very good range of information sourced used.

Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Excellent understanding of the importance of effective research.

A wide range of diverse research sources used.

Presentation and Layout

                  (25%)

Adequategrasp of presentation and layout.

Basic understanding of the required layout and presentation but with inconsistencies or mistakes.

Basiclayout used with an adequate level of presentation.

Goodgrasp of presentation and layout.

Good understanding of the required layout and presentation but with some inconsistencies.

Goodlayout used with a good level of presentation.

Very goodgrasp of presentation and layout.

Very good understanding of the required layout and presentation but with some inconsistencies.

Very goodlayout used with a very good level of presentation.

Excellent grasp of presentation and layout.

Excellent understanding of the required layout.

Excellentlayout used with an outstanding level of presentation.

 

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