Instructor: Lisa Gaetje
In class, we discussed three key theories of sociology: structural-functionalism, social conflict theory and symbolic interactionism. For this assignment, you will need to select a social issue or problem. Briefly describe the problem, select a theory and apply the theory to the social problem you chose. Your paper should be approximately 3 pages in length, typed, and double-spaced. No outside research is required. I am less interested in your accuracy in describing the social problem than I am in your application of the selected theory.
- All paper should be 12 pt. font and double-spaced.
- Though citations are not required, any outside source must be cited according to APA format.
- Papers should be written in third person.
The following rubric will be used to grade your paper:
|Rubric for Soc G100 Assignment #1||Points|
|Utilizes an introduction paragraph, including an introduction of the topic and theory||3|
|Describes the social problem adequately||10|
|Describes the theory and its key components||10|
|Effectively relates the theory to the social problem||15|
|Utilizes an adequate conclusion paragraph||3|
|Paper is well-organized and flows through ideas in a logical manner||3|
|Sentence structure and syntax meet college-level standards||3|
|Spelling and grammar meet college-level standards||3|