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Select a film that depicts domestic violence. Alternatively, you may select a book or television show or series instead of a movie.

Instructions for assignment:

Media Review Project

  1. Select a film that depicts domestic violence. Alternatively, you may select a book or television show or series instead of a movie. Some film suggestions follow (however you can select anything that has the main focus of domestic violence):
  2. Identify one character (victim of domestic violence) who will be the focus of your paper.
  3. Compose a 6-8 page paper (not including title or reference page) which addresses the items listed in the following rubric:
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  1. rubric:
ItemCriteriaScoringPossible Points
Title PageOn a separate title page, center and type the name of the film, the character you have selected, your name, and the course information like so: Movie Title: Character Name Your Name BEHS453 (section)
Plot SynopsisSummary of plot – provide enough detail that a reader who has never seen the film will understand the story line, but be concise and limit the description to a few paragraphs (limit to one page)20 pts: Excellent summary of plot 15 pts: Good summary of plot, some details missing 10 pts: Poor summary of plot, major details missing 0 pts: No summary provided20
Identify and describe the type(s) of domestic violence in the film. Identify the victim and the abuser, specifying the relationship that exists between the two.10 pts: Clear description of violence in film, key characters and their relation to one another 7 pts: Adequate description of violence in film, key characters with some details missing 4 pts: Poor description of violence in film, key characters with major details missing 0 pts: No description of violence or characters in film10
Impact of domestic violence on characterList and evaluate the symptoms the character is demonstrating using your eLearning Resources.20 pts: Excellent analysis of symptoms and their causes, using citations from eLearning Resources to support response. 15 pts: Good analysis of symptoms and their causes using citations from eLearning Resources to support response. Some details missing or slight errors in citations. 10 pts: Fair analysis of symptoms and their causes. Major details missing. Citations may be incorrect or missing. 5 pts: Poor analysis of symptoms and their causes. Serious omission of detail. Citations may be incorrect or missing. 0 pts: No analysis of symptoms and their causes. 20
Theoretical explanations of domestic violenceExplain the domestic violence in the film from a systems  perspective, drawing upon theories discussed in class and in your eLearning Resources20 pts: Excellent explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective, using citations from eLearning Resources to support response. 15 pts: Good explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective using citations from eLearning Resources to support response. Some details missing or slight errors in citations. 10 pts: Fair explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective. Major details missing. Citations may be incorrect or missing. 5 pts: Poor explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective. Serious omission of detail. Citations may be incorrect or missing. 0 pts: No explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective.20
Intervention/ TreatmentIdentify any pivotal moments in the film where intervention made or might have made a difference for your character15 pts: Excellent analysis of intervention opportunities 10 pts: Good analysis of intervention opportunities; missing some detail 5 pts: Poor analysis of intervention opportunities: missing major detail 0 pts: No analysis of intervention opportunities1
Identify a strategy for helping the character, grounded in research and theory mentioned in course materials 2. Develop a comprehensive treatment plan 3.Identify real resources that could help the character and describe how these resources would be helpful25 pts: Addresses all three criteria in clear, comprehensive fashion 20 pts: Addresses all three criteria but lacks detail  15 pts: Addresses 2 criteria in clear, comprehensive fashion 10 pts: Addresses 2 criteria but lacks detail 5 pts: Addresses only 1 criterion in clear, comprehensive fashion 0 pts: Does not address any of the criteria25
Reference PageList all references on a separate page using APA format (Version 5 or 6). For assistance with APA format, consult UMGC’s Information and Library Services or EffectiveWritingCenter
MechanicsTone5 pts: Formal and scholarly tone 3 pts: Minor lapses in tone 1 pt: Serious lapses in tone5
Grammar and Syntax5 pts: No significant grammatical, spelling, or syntactical errors 3 pts: Several grammatical, spelling, or syntactical errors that are somewhat distracting 1 pt: Serious grammatical, spelling, or syntactical errors that detract from overall quality of the paper5
Citations and References5 pts: In-text citations and reference list correct 3 pts: In-text citations and reference list have minor errors 1 pt: In-text citations and reference list have serious errors5
TOTAL/125

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