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Research the proportion of women, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic

    Research the proportion of women, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and openly gay or lesbian members of Congress.
    Reflect on what these patterns say about the nature of representation.
    Why do some groups tend to be underrepresented in Congress?
    Why do you see a trend in which more women and minorities are being represented?
    Do you think the underrepresentation of women and minorities affect Congress’s business?
    How might we as a people address this situation and strive towards equal representation? Make sure to cite sources used.
    Writing Requirements (APA format)
    Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
    1-inch margins
    Double spaced
    12-point Times New Roman font
    Title page
    References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to textbook if cited)
    Grading
    This activity will be graded based on the Written Assignment Grading Rubric.
    Course Outcomes (CO): 5, 6
    Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
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    Rubric
    Week 5 – Representation in Congress
    Week 5 – Representation in Congress
    Criteria Ratings Pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength
    10 pts
    The assignment is at least 1½- 2 pages long
    8 pts
    The assignment is at least 1½ pages long
    7 pts
    Assignment is 1 page in length
    6 pts
    Assignment is ½ page in length
    0 pts
    No effort
    10 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscusses Equality of Representation
    20 pts
    Provides a thorough discussion of the underrepresentation or equality of representation of women and minorities in Congress in comparison to Congressional demographic make up
    17 pts
    Provides an overview of potential underrepresentation or equality of representation in comparison to Congressional demographics.
    15 pts
    Focuses on some aspect of underrepresentation or does not provide the demographic makeup of Congress
    13 pts
    Incomplete and describes some aspect of either underrepresentation or on demographic make up of Congress.
    0 pts
    No effort
    20 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeImpact of Underrepresentation by Congress
    20 pts
    Provides a realistic hypothesis of potential issues caused by different social groups nots being equally represented in Congress
    17 pts
    Discusses inequities faced by most underrepresented social groups
    15 pts
    Emphasizes inequities of only 1 or 2 social groups
    13 pts
    Emphasizes inequities of only 1 social group
    0 pts
    No effort
    20 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProposes Strategies to Ensure Equal Representation
    20 pts
    Proposes at least three relevant strategies the general populace could follow to ensure equality of congressional representation.
    17 pts
    Proposes at least two relevant strategies the general populace could follow to ensure equality of congressional representation.
    15 pts
    Proposes one relevant strategy the general populace could follow to ensure equality of congressional representation.
    13 pts
    Proposes somewhat relevant but unclear strategy the general populace could follow to ensure equality of congressional representation.
    0 pts
    No effort
    20 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics and Usage
    20 pts
    The writing is concise, free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
    17 pts
    The writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
    15 pts
    The writing contains some errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
    13 pts
    The writing is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message
    0 pts
    No effort
    20 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitations
    10 pts
    The references are provided in accurate APA format.
    8 pts
    The references contain 1 error in APA format.
    7 pts
    The references contain 2 errors in APA format.
    6 pts
    The references contain 3 or more errors in APA format
    0 pts
    No effort
    10 pts
    Total Points: 100

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