CPY3319 Minorities: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion UNIT DETAILS DEPARTMENT Psychology PROGRAMME BSc (Hons) UNIT CODE CPY3319 UNIT TITLE Minotities: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion SEMESTER Autumn SESSION 2018 COURSEWORK DETAILS C/W NUMBER 1st CONTRIBUTION 40 % C/W TITLE Exploring media representations towards social movements and minorities C/W TYPE Group work/individual report HAND-OUT DATE Week 2 SUBMISSION DATE Week 10 FEEDBACK DATE Week 12 LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this piece of coursework, a student will be able to: Understand the theories and research regarding socio-psychological issues of minority groups Apply knowledge of notions such as stereotypes, majority and minority influence and of the unique psychosocial needs of immigrants, refugees and other minority groups ASSESSMENT CRITERIA& CALENDAR ESSAY Your written report should include a systematic media review on the chosen social movements, a clear thematic content analysis of material found as well as a critical discussion of the results. Suggested (but not mandatory) structure: Presentation of the social movement chosen Systematic thematic content analysis of the media coverage of the movement chosen Critical discussion of the results Proposition for future research It is crucial that your essay is not just descriptive but must very explicitly provide a critical and in-depth analysis of the results. A clear story should be presented, with structured, evidence-based arguments, and correct citations/referencing. You will be graded not only on the content of your summary, but also on writing, so pay attention to that as well. Writing refers to: conforming to APA style (6th edition) guidelines, proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style; orderly presentation of ideas; smoothness & economy of expression and clarity. Resit policy: Students who fail the coursework because of poor quality will be required to resubmit (resit coursework) a corrected/revised coursework based on the feedback they received. Therefore, along with the revised coursework students should complete a self-assessment task that will include a detailed analysis of how they incorporated the markers feedback in their work by providing point-by-point responses. Resubmitted essays without the self-assessment sheet will not be accepted. DETAILED DESCRIPTION This is a 2000 words individual report based on the selection of a social movement with regards to a minority group and a conduction of thematic content analysis on the media coverage of the issue. For successful completion of this coursework please read carefully below the steps you need to follow. More specifically: Students will form groups of 3 to 4 people. They will choose a social movement that relates to a minority group They will then perform a systematic review of the media coverage (internet, newspapers, articles) regarding the social movement chosen and conduct a thematic content analysis They should be able to critically evaluate the results in relation to the topic of interest Although the students will work within groups an individual report written in a concise and structured way should be produced Apply knowledge from the broader discipline of social psychology to propose paths for future research in the topic SUBMISSION Students are expected to submit: An electronic copy of their essay (2,000 words) to Turnitin no later than the submission date. Late submissions will be penalized according to the policy of the College. Students should submit using their registration number and not with their name to ensure anonymity. This unit responds to global climate change and environmental challenges, and does not require the submission of printed copies of essays. NOTE All sentences or passages quoted in this coursework from other peoples work should be specifically acknowledged by clear cross-referencing to author, work and page(s). Failure to do this amounts to plagiarism and will be considered grounds for failure in this coursework. It is on the instructors discretion to contact an oral examination, which will result to the award of the final grade to that particular piece of coursework. TURN IT IN REQUIREMENT This piece of coursework is required to be submitted to turnitin plagiarism detection software at: www.turnitin.com at a date no later than the submission date. This is an absolute requirement for releasing a mark. Brief instructions on how you can set up your profile and submit your work can be found at: http://www.turnitin.com/static/training_support/tii_student_qs.pdf (text) http://www.turnitin.com/static/support_video_tutorials.html (video) You are going to require: CLASS ID: 19293821 ENROLLMENT PASSWORD: CPY3319 If you have any problems in submitting your work, please contact the course administrator or the lecturer. SHEFFIELD GRADUATE BADGES This unit contributes to the following Sheffield Graduate attributes as described in www.shef.ac.uk/sheffieldgraduate:
Understand the theories and research
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