Four Threats (Mettler and Lieberman 2020).

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First, read the Introduction and chapters 1-3 of Four Threats (Mettler and Lieberman 2020).
Second, identify ONE political science concept discussed in any one of the chapters 1-3.
Third, write a brief reflection essay (250 words, about one paragraph) that makes a connection between the selected political science concept and in Four Threats and any major event, major issue, significant person, or institution in American politics within the last calendar year in a major media news source. Parenthetically cite the specific page number in the book that introduces the concept (e.g., “(Mettler and Lieberman 2020, 13)” means the concept was introduced on page 13) and provide a URL link to the media source.
Read the rubric for expectations. Late submissions will not be accepted for credit.
Rubric
50-pt Four Threats rubric SU21
50-pt Four Threats rubric SU21
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Identifying American Politics Event
Does the article report on any event in American politics within the past year? Is it an article, and NOT an opinion, editorial, explainer, or reflection column? Is the media source reputable, and NOT an ideological or partisan website or blog, social media account, wiki, or other format?
20 pts
Excellent
The article is a journalist report published in the past week in a major reputable media source about a recent event in American politics.
15 pts
Very Good
10 pts
Good
5 pts
Acceptable
0 pts
Poor
There is no article in the response, or it does not fit the instructions.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Connection to the Book
Does the reflection make a connection to a concept in the book? Does the reflection cite the specific concept by page number?
20 pts
Excellent
The connection between the event in American politics and the concept in the book is insightful, fitting, and appropriate to the topic.
15 pts
Very Good
10 pts
Good
5 pts
Acceptable
0 pts
Unacceptable
There is no connection between the event and a concept in the book, or it reads like a normative, ideological, or partisan assessment of the event and/or book.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Directions
Does the submission follow instructions?
10 pts
Yes
5 pts
Somewhat
0 pts
No
10 pts
Total Points: 50

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