Movie review from a gendered perspective

Length: 3-4 pages (not including cover or reference page)
Style: Paper should be done in APA style (all pages numbered, 12-inch font, include   
           subheadings, keep everything double spaced, even between paragraphs and including
           reference page). Avoid using 1st/2nd person.
References: At least three
   Instructions:
      Select a female character from a TV show, movie, book, or fairy tale and apply two concepts from class to understand the character’s feelings, thoughts, or behaviors from a gendered perspective. Also discuss how her portrayal represents (or rebels against) typical female gender expectations. This paper should be approximately 3-4 double-spaced pages of text. The paper should include the following sections:
o   Describe the character such that someone who does not know who she is gets a clear picture of her. This includes describing her physical and personality characteristics, her behaviors, what role she plays when interacting with others, her sense of self, her abilities & achievements, etc. (5 points)
o   Define and apply two concepts from class to understand the character’s feelings, thoughts or behaviors from a gendered perspective. How well does the film/character portray each of these concepts/models/theories? Be sure to use readings and other references where appropriate in order to demonstrate your understanding of them. (10 points)
o   Describe the ways in which the character’s portrayal represents (or challenges) typical female stereotypes & gender roles. Be sure to use the readings and other references where appropriate in order to demonstrate your understanding of them. (10 points)
o   Describe two ways in which the character could improve/strengthen/diversify its portrayal of women. Why are these improvements important? Be sure to use readings and references where appropriate. (5 points)
o   Include an introduction and conclusion paragraph (2.5 pts each= 5 pts)
o   Style/Grammar/Mechanics/APA style (15 pts)
 
 
 
Grading Rubric
Introduction (2.5 pts) (1 paragraph)
 
_____Character is introduced as well as brief synopsis of show/movie/book character is from
_____Mentions which three concepts will be examined/discussed in paper
 
Character Description (5 points) (1-2 paragraphs)
 
_____Described her physical and personality characteristics, behaviors, role she plays 
           when interacting with others, sense of self, her abilities & achievements
 
Two Course Concepts (10 pts) (1 page)
 
­­­_____Defined and applied three concepts from class to understand the character’s feelings,   
           thoughts or behaviors from a gendered perspective (5 pts)
_____Used textbook/other resources to support concepts and show understanding (5 pts)
 
Character Stereotypes/Gender roles (10 pts) (half a paragraph to 1 page)
 
_____Described the ways in which the character’s portrayal represents (or challenges) typical
          female stereotypes & gender roles (5 pts)
_____ Used textbook/other resources to support information and show understanding (5 pts)
 
Improving Portrayal of Women (5 pts) (1-2 paragraphs)
 
_____Discussed two ways in which the character could improve/strengthen/diversify its portrayal of
         women and why these improvements are important
 
Conclusion (2.5 pts)
 
______Provide a one paragraph summary of all of the above
 
Style (15 pts)
_____ Uses proper spelling, grammar, subheadings, organization (2)
_____ Quality of writing (academic style tone/not awkward and confusing) (2)
_____ Avoids using 1st/2nd person (2)
_____ Includes Title page, Running Head, Page #’s, 12 in font & double spaced (2)
_____ Uses in-text citations accordingly and in correct APA format (3)
_____ Reference page is included, in correct format, and used at least three references (2)
_____ Does not go over or under page limit of 3-4 pages (2)