For this assignment, choose (from the list provided in class) television show,
series, or a film that addresses a sexual orientation and/or gender identity
Media and Sexuality Paper Rubric: 30 points
5 Points
Effectively outlines the show of choice and the shows characters identities
5 Points
There is an introduction and overview that explains the relevance to sexual / gender identity and sexual orientation, and scope of the paper.
2.5 Points
Included how your choice television show/series or movie helps to better understand potential emerging social trends of sexual orientation and gender identity.
5 Points
The paper provides thorough examples from their media choice to back their argument
5 Points
The paper provides detailed connections to the course and wider academic readings, showing good command of the material and academic discourse surrounding the identity.
2.5 Points
The paper provides detailed and succinct conclusions and recommendations for further study about the potential emerging social trends of sexual orientation and gender identity.
5 Points
This paper demonstrates appropriate structure, referencing skill, essay format, use of academic language and is an appropriate length.
Paper Template (use subheadings)
INTRODUCTION
Give a quick introduction to the general topic, media selection, and map out the paper. (1-2 pages)
LITERATURE REVIEW
Provides an overview of academic literature, provides critique and gap. Must have at least 8 academic references, 3 from the course. (3-4 pages)
MEDIA ANAYLSIS
Overview that explains how the media that has been selected and its relevance to gender identity and sexual orientation. Provides thorough examples from their media choice to back up your argument of how your media provides a narrative the selected sexual orientation and gender identity. (3-4 pages)
DISCUSSION/RESEACH RECOMENDATIONS
What did you learn? Discuss how for further study can assist with creating social changes. What was missing? What could be improved? How does the narrative from the show connect to the information from the literature? (2-3 pages)
CONCLUSION
Include any final comments or thoughts about this assignment. Sum up what you found. What understanding was gained from analyzing your choice of media? (1-2 pages)
REFERENCES
Include a works cited list of APA references

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