Compare two religions

Assignment 1: Comparison of Two Religions
Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

In this assignment, you will select two (2) religions from those studied thus far in the course (i.e., Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism). Next, compare and contrast them based on the criteria provided. Note: The two (2) religions you selected cannot be any that you practice now or have practiced in the past.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Select two (2) religions from those that we have studied so far. Identify the origin of each religion, and discuss at least three (3) of its foundational spiritual beliefs.
  2. Explain how these beliefs that you have identified for each of the two (2) religions are both similar and different.
  3. Explain the spiritual practices of each religion.
  4. Explain how each religion is practiced today. Provide one (1) specific example of how each is practiced.
  5. Identify at least two (2) ways in which each religion is practiced in the world. Provide a specific example of each way you identified to support the response.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the varieties of religious experience and practice in a wide range of cultures.

 

  • Recognize how daily life within various religions and current affairs are influenced by religion.

 

  • Develop written pieces that demonstrate an analysis of a topic relevant to the course.

 

  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in religion.

 

  • Write clearly and concisely about world religions using proper writing mechanics.
  • Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

    Points: 200

    Assignment 1: Comparison of Two Religions

    Criteria

     

    Unacceptable

    Below 60% F

    Meets Minimum Expectations

    60-69% D

     

    Fair

    70-79% C

     

    Proficient

    80-89% B

     

    Exemplary

    90-100% A

    1. Select two (2) religions from those that we have studied so far. Identify the origin of each religion, and discuss at least three (3) of its foundational spiritual beliefs.

    Weight: 15%

    Did not submit or incompletely selected two (2) religions from those that we have studied so far. Did not submit or incompletely identified the origin of each religion: did not submit or incompletely discussed at least three (3) of its foundational spiritual beliefs.

    Insufficiently selected two (2) religions from those that we have studied so far. Insufficiently identified the origin of each religion; insufficiently discussed at least three (3) of its foundational spiritual beliefs.

    Partially selected two (2) religions from those that we have studied so far. Partially identified the origin of each religion; partially discussed at least three (3) of its foundational spiritual beliefs.

    Satisfactorily selected two (2) religions from those that we have studied so far. Satisfactorily identified the origin of each religion; satisfactorily discussed at least three (3) of its foundational spiritual beliefs.

    Thoroughly selected two (2) religions from those that we have studied so far. Thoroughly identified the origin of each religion; thoroughly discussed at least three (3) of its foundational spiritual beliefs.

    2. Explain how these beliefs that you have identified for each of the two (2) religions are both similar and different.
    Weight: 15%

    Did not submit or incompletely explained how these beliefs that you have identified for each of the two (2) religions are both similar and different.

    Insufficiently explained how these beliefs that you have identified for each of the two (2) religions are both similar and different.

    Partially explained how these beliefs that you have identified for each of the two (2) religions are both similar and different.

    Satisfactorily explained how these beliefs that you have identified for each of the two (2) religions are both similar and different.

    Thoroughly explained how these beliefs that you have identified for each of the two (2) religions are both similar and different.

    3. Explain the spiritual practices of each religion.

    Weight: 15%

    Did not submit or incompletely explained the spiritual practices of each religion.

    Insufficiently explained the spiritual practices of each religion.

    Partially explained the spiritual practices of each religion.

    Satisfactorily explained the spiritual practices of each religion.

    Thoroughly explained the spiritual practices of each religion.

    4. Explain how each religion is practiced today. Provide one (1) specific example of how each is practiced.

    Weight: 15%

    Did not submit or incompletely explained how each religion is practiced today. Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) specific example of how each is practiced.

    Insufficiently explained how each religion is practiced today. Insufficiently provided one (1) specific example of how each is practiced.

    Partially explained how each religion is practiced today. Partially provided one (1) specific example of how each is practiced.

    Satisfactorily explained how each religion is practiced today. Satisfactorily provided one (1) specific example of how each is practiced.

    Thoroughly explained how each religion is practiced today. Thoroughly provided one (1) specific example of how each is practiced.

    5. Identify at least two (2) ways in which each religion is practiced in the world. Provide a specific example of each way you identified to support the response.

    Weight: 10%

    Did not submit or incompletely identified at least two (2) ways in which each religion is practiced in the world. Did not submit or incompletely provided a specific example of each way you identified to support the response.

    Insufficiently identified at least two (2) ways in which each religion is practiced in the world. Insufficiently provided a specific example of each way you identified to support the response.

    Partially identified at least two (2) ways in which each religion is practiced in the world. Partially provided a specific example of each way you identified to support the response.

    Satisfactorily identified at least two (2) ways in which each religion is practiced in the world. Satisfactorily provided a specific example of each way you identified to support the response.

    Thoroughly identified at least two (2) ways in which each religion is practiced in the world. Thoroughly provided a specific example of each way you identified to support the response.

    6. 3 references

    Weight: 10%

    No references provided

    Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

    Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

    Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

    Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

    7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

    Weight: 20%

    More than 8 errors present

    7-8 errors present

    5-6 errors present

    3-4 errors present

    0-2 errors present