When looking at Social Problems we cannot ignore the three main theories of sociology to analyze those social problems. Functionalists focus on the functions and dysfunctions of society, such as the high cost of health care and social security to future generations. Conflict theories focus on societies’ parts for limited resources or the creation of inequivalent such as richer vs. poorer. Symbolic Interactionist focuses on how certain groups are viewed or labeled in our society and our behavioral response to those perspectives. We look at how it affects the changes/shifts and meaning behind why we interact the way we do.
Explain to the reader what your chapter topic is and why you chose it OR Choose a sub-topic from your self-assigned chapter and explain why you chose this topic specifically.
How did this social problem come to rise in society/world? What were the objective components of this Social Problem? What were the subjective components of this Social Problem?
What is the biggest concern about this social problem? What are people worried about the most?
Whom/Who is affected by the social problem on a macro scale? (i.e., who is this social problem affecting the most) – People of color, women/men, children, low-income communities, low-income countries, the wealthy/more affluent, less educated, single mothers/fathers, etc.
What are some common stereotypes, prejudice, or actions of discrimination related to individuals/or groups of your topic? Who suffers the most from this social problem (with prejudice, stereotype, and discrimination)?
Sociological Theories look at the three main theories that sociologists use to focus on the problem of your topic. ** Use sources from the book and other outside resources to support your findings. **
What were some preconceived ideologies you had before analyzing this chapter and/or topic?
After weeks of examining your social problem, why has this problem not fully been solved? How did you come up with this conclusive understanding?
Are there steps being taken to solve or come to some type of solution for this social problem? **Provide sources that support your thoughts. **
What was your experience of examining this social problem? Do you feel hopeful for the individuals/groups of people that this social problem affects?
APA Format, APA Style is widely used by students, researchers, and professionals in the social and behavioral sciences. An APA in-text citation consists of the author’s last name and the year of publication (also known as the author-date system). If you’re citing a specific part of a source, you should also include a locator such as a page number or timestamp. For example (Smith, 2020, p. 170) OR (Smith, 2021) if it is an online article.
This site can help with proper APA citation etc. https://www.scribbr.com/apa-citation-generator/#/ (Links to an external site.)
Font Size: 12 pt., double spaced, 1-inch margin
Font Style: Times New Roman
Page Length: Minimum 4 pages, NOT including Title Page or Reference Page, **Title Page and Reference Page must be properly included.
Resources: Proper resources should exclusively include scholarly articles/peer-reviewed articles/or sourced information from the textbook. If you use sources from someone else’s personal experience, a personal interview should be referenced as a parenthetical citation. For example: (J. Smith, personal communication, May 17, 2008). If you are using a personal experience (ethnomethodology) there is no need to cite that, but it must add leverage to a sociological concept you are mentioning in the writing, otherwise, it may seem irrelevant to the paper.
Sociological Terms: Use 5 terms from the textbook associated with your chapter, please either underline, italicize, or make the terms font bold, As well as an attached vocabulary page with the 5 terms and their definitions.
Reference Page: Must be complete correctly
Mistakes of any sort in the layout/format of this Final Paper will result in a -10 pt deduction for each error within the Final Paper. Please follow instructions guys!!
If you would like to include a personal interview as part of your APA reference list, then include the interviewee, the date of the interview, and the type of interview.
You can also utilize the library for resources on how to properly navigate the library search engine to retrieve scholarly articles/peer-reviewed articles for your final exam paper. They would be happy to assist, please click and use the link below. https://hccs.libanswers.com/ (Links to an external site.) , or please reach out to Justine Randall.