The purpose of this paper is to think about various parts of city life and then offer an explanation of what is occurring. Part one of your paper: You should select a few choice locations around the Denver metro area (e.g. the city, suburbs, exurbs) to discuss. Due to the COVID-19 threat, you should not make in-person observations. However, you should explain in detail human interaction you remember taking place in each context. Basically, this part of paper is where you explain what these areas are like socially, in your own words.
Part two of your paper: use theory and course material to offer explanations as to why people are interacting in the ways that they do. Thus, good papers will demonstrate their understanding of the course concepts as they connect the concepts to their observations. As you bring up the course concepts in your paper, please bold them.
Rubric – 25 points total
Several urban contexts are examined and compared in great detail.
Some urban contexts are examined and compared.
A few urban contexts are briefly examined and compared.
Discussion of parts of the city are mostly superficial. compared.
Discussion around parts of the city are strongly tied to course theory and material. Concepts and theory are bolded when used.
Parts of the city discussion is somewhat tied to course theory and material.
Parts of the city discussion is loosely tied to course theory and material.
Parts of the city discussion are minimally tied to course theory and material. Concepts and theory are not bolded when used.
Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and subheadings centered around specific themes.
The information is disorganized. No subheadings are used.