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16.12: Assignment- The Evolution of Health Issues

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    STEP 1: The state of our health issues have changed over the decades. Choose a decade after 1900 and identify a health issue that was prevalent during that decade.

    STEP 2: Using a reputable journal find an article about this health issue. Acceptable journals include Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, The Sociological Review, Journal of Public Health, Health Education Research, American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, or other similar journals. The study should have been performed within the past 10 years.

    STEP 3: In an essay between 400-600 words,

    • identify the decade you chose and the health issues
    • provide a brief summary of the article
    • compare and contrast the health issue of the decade with the same issue today. How has the health issue evolved? Include individual, environmental, medical, and societal influences on that health issue.

    The essay should includes correct APA citations (both in-text and in a reference page) for the articles or other reference materials used.


    Criteria Ratings Points
    Journal Finds appropriate article in academic journal and summarizes it effectively. Finds appropriate article in academic journal but does not summarize it effectively or is missing some key points as outlined. Finds article but it is not relevant to the topic or missing connection of topic to article. Does not provide enough detail and information or does not find an appropriate article Poor choice of article, incomplete summary or difficult to understand __/4
    Health Issue Identifies the health issue and decade. Comparison to current state of health is present. Identifies the health issue but decade information is missing. Health issue or decade information are present but vague. Health issue or decade are present but information is missing. Identifies neither the health issue nor the decade. __/6
    Discussion Individual, environmental, medical and societal factors identified and discussed. Three of four factors are identified and discussed. Two of four factors are identified and discussed. One of four factors are identified and discussed. No factors are discussed or identified. __/6
    Grammar and Citations Includes correct APA citations and writes in academic language with no to few errors. Provides accurate in-text citations and a reference page for articles used but some information is missing or not cited correctly Writing is strong, but with some errors. Some in-text citations inaccurate AND reference page is included but inaccurate. Several writing errors. Does not fully provide accurate in-text citations AND in reference page for articles used. Writing is hard to read or filled with grammatical errors. Does not provide accurate in-text citation AND a reference page for the article not completed. Writing is hard to read or filled with errors. __/4
    Total: __/20
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