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    Rubric

    Assessment: Rubric for Assessing Identification of Key Elements of the Non-Western Topic that Mark it As Distinctive (first outcome)

    Learning Outcome:  Identify key elements of the non-Western topic (society, cultural practice, etc.) in question that mark it as distinctive

    Criteria

    Unsatisfactory

    Satisfactory

    Outstanding

    Appropriate elements selected

    Selected elements do not in fact mark the topic as distinctive

    Selected elements clearly mark the topic as distinctive

    Selected elements are exceptionally good choices in demonstrating the distinctiveness of the topic

    Articulation of how particular elements mark non-Western topic as distinctive

    The student cannot articulate how these particular elements mark the non-Western topic as distinctive

    The student can  articulate how these particular elements mark the non-Western topic as distinctive

    The student can articulate in an unusually compelling way how these particular elements mark the non-Western topic as distinctive

    Assessment: Rubric for Assessing Comparison of the non-Western topic with Similar Topics in the West (second outcome)

    Learning Outcome: Compare and contrast the non-Western topic (society, cultural practice, etc.) in question with similar topics in the West

    Criteria

    Unsatisfactory

    Satisfactory

    Outstanding

    Appropriate comparison point selected

    Selected topics are not appropriate for comparison

    Selected topics are appropriate for comparison

    Selected topics are unusually appropriate for comparison, opening up the potential for new insights

    Quality of comparison/ contrast

    Comparison/contrast is carried out thoughtlessly, misses obvious issues or elements, and/or suggests that student does not know how to do comparison or to carry out a contrast

    Comparison/contrast is carried out well, including all relevant issues and elements and demonstrating competence in this skill

    Comparison/contrast is carried out unusually well and offers new insights either in the relationship between the topics or in how to compare and contrast

    Clarity of comparison/ contrast

    The attempt to compare and contrast is unclear and writing problems interfere with ability to determine quality of comparison/ contrast

    Attempt to compare and contrast is clear; writing does not interfere with access to argument or technical skills

    Attempt to compare and contrast is unusually well-written and clarify of writing strengthens case or argument

    Assessment: Rubric for Assessing Analysis of non-Western Topic (third outcome)

    Learning Outcome: Analyze the non-Western topic (society, cultural practice, etc.) in question by describing how its different elements (political, cultural, economic, etc.) fit together and intersect with each other

    Criteria

    Unsatisfactory

    Satisfactory

    Outstanding

    Appropriate elements selected for analysis

    Selected elements are not appropriate for analysis

    Selected elements are appropriate for analysis

    Selected elements are unusually appropriate for analysis, opening up the potential for new insights

    Quality of analysis of elements in relation to one another

    Analysis is carried out thoughtlessly, misses obvious connections or intersections, and/or suggests that student does not know how to carry out an analysis

    Analysis is carried out well, including all relevant connections and intersections and demonstrating competence in this skill

    Analysis is carried out unusually well and offers new insights either in the analytic connections and intersections or in how to carry out an analysis

    Clarity of analysis

    Analysis is unclear and writing problems interfere with ability to determine quality of analysis

    Analysis is clear; writing does not interfere with access to argument

    Analysis is unusually well-written; clarity of writing strengthens argument

    Assessment: Rubric for Assessing Creation of Document or Cultural Product that Demonstrates Understanding of the Non-Western Society in Question (fourth outcome)

    Learning Outcome: Create a document or cultural product (music, theater, art, film, etc.) that demonstrates an understanding of the non-Western society in question

    Criteria

    Unsatisfactory

    Satisfactory

    Outstanding

    Document or product reflects understanding of non-Western society

    Document or product fails to grasp important aspects of the society in question

    Document or product grasps important aspects of the society in question

    Document or product demonstrates unusually insightful understanding of aspects of the society in question

    Work demonstrates respect for non-Western society

    Work appears to mock, make fun of, or otherwise insult society in question

    Work is respectful of the society in which style it is created

    Not applicable

    Assessment: Rubric for Assessing Non-Western Language Capabilities (fifth outcome)

    Learning Outcome: Read, write, speak, and understand oral communication in the non-Western language in question at the appropriate level

    Criteria

    Unsatisfactory

    Satisfactory

    Outstanding

    Ability to read language at the appropriate level

    Student cannot read language at appropriate level

    Student can read language at appropriate level

    Student can read language well beyond appropriate level

    Ability to write language at the appropriate level

    Student cannot write language at appropriate level

    Student can write language at appropriate level

    Student can write language well beyond appropriate level

    Ability to speak language at the appropriate level

    Student cannot speak language at appropriate level

    Student can speak language at appropriate level

    Student can speak language well beyond appropriate level

    Ability to understand oral communication at the appropriate level

    Student cannot understand oral communication of language at appropriate level

    Student can understand oral communication of language at appropriate level

    Student can understand oral communication well beyond appropriate level