Think of a time when you fell into ethnocentric thinking

Think of a time when you fell into ethnocentric thinking – i.e. evaluating another culture through the lens of your own. Perhaps you formed strong conclusions regarding clothing, religious beliefs, or ideologies different from your own. How might your line of thinking change if you were to instead view these practices through the lens of cultural relativism? 

the Rubric 

CriteriaExcellent6 pointsGood4.7 pointsAverage4.1 pointsPoor3.5 pointsZero0 pointsCriterion ScoreContent (Ideas, Organization, Use of Evidence) and Writing (Style, Grammar)


Strongly developed response that is a full three paragraphs; clear opinion and defended with examples from the reading(s); there is evidence of personal reflection; excellent organization and logical structure; no significant errors in grammar or punctuation


A good response that is a full three paragraphs; well-argued, but perhaps lacks examples from the course; opinion not always explained with facts; some evidence of personal reflection; good organization and logical structure; some grammar and spelling problems, but generally minor in nature.


An adequate response that is three paragraphs, but may be short and/or underdeveloped; an opinion is stated and defended, but with little or no summary material from the reading(s); some problems with logic or organization; frequent grammatical and stylistic problems.

Below 3.6

A short and limited response, unclear thesis with little or no supporting evidence; little evidence of having read the learning material; readings are not employed or employed sparingly; serious problems with grammar and style that impede understanding.

Entirely off topic or no thesis; no work handed in or work is copied from elsewhere and/or not referenced.

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