For this activity, you will begin the critical analysis section of your project. This section will include analyzing the potential impact of your chosen example and area of popular culture on social institutions and how people may understand the world. You will also examine how various approaches have shaped your example. Completing this activity will result in a draft of the critical analysis section of your project. It also provides an opportunity to obtain valuable feedback from your instructor that you can incorporate into your project submission.
In this activity, you will analyze your example and area of popular culture using the general education lens you chose in the previous module in order to determine how they have affected institutions. You will also analyze the social, historical, or theoretical approaches that have shaped the example you chose. Finally, you will describe how your example could help someone better understand the world.
Include diverse perspectives from varied sources to support your points. You should continue to gather the sources you will integrate into your project. These sources will include two resources from the module resources sections of this course and two resources that you find through your own research using the Shapiro Library. It may be beneficial to identify more than the number of sources required for the project so that you can eventually choose the most useful and credible ones. Look to the SNHU Shapiro Library for assistance in finding evidence and resources from outside the course.
You are not required to address each item below the rubric criteria, but you may use them to better understand the criteria and guide your thinking.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Integrate reliable evidence from varied sources throughout your paper to support your analysis.
It is important to draw from a more diverse pool of perspectives from varied sources to support the analysis, which is different from the Citations and Attributions rubric criterion.
Reliable evidence from varied sources should be interwoven throughout the paper itself. Citing and attributing sources will be represented as APA in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your work.
You will be evaluated on both criteria.
Analyze the example and the area you chose through one of the general education interdisciplinary lenses to determine their impact on various institutions.
Apply the perspective of the general education lens you chose in the previous module to your topic. Then determine how the topic might affect institutions such as politics, community, family, economy, education, or market-driven organizations.
Analyze how social, historical, or theoretical approaches have shaped the example and the area you chose.
Think about how society, history, or academic theories have influenced people’s understanding of your popular culture example. How has your choice of approach impacted how people engage with your example or how your example is perceived?
Describe how the example you chose could help someone better understand the world.
Consider how your popular culture example could provide insight into a culture, subculture, current event, or social issue.
What to Submit
Submit your short paper as a 1- to 2-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.