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Unit 2 through 8 Soc

 

Unit II Scholarly Activity

 

This unit asks you to think about your own culture in terms of norms, values, beliefs, and behaviors. The unit also asks you to think about those agents of socialization most closely related to various aspects of culture. For this assignment, you are asked to think about the same issues as they apply to another culture.

 

Choose a culture you know nothing about. Go online to research this group and answer the following questions about their culture and socialization.

 

1. In a paragraph, introduce the cultural group you researched online. Be sure to give the location of the group, why you chose the group, and what you hope to learn.

 

2. In one to two paragraphs, describe three interesting aspects about this culture. Choose something about their everyday life (folkway), something about their religion (value), and something about their biggest taboo (more).

 

3. Discuss the agents of socialization involved in the transmission of the three interesting aspects you chose.

 

4. Finally, how does each of these aspects affect the development of self for members of the group?

 

 

 

Be sure to think and write sociologically, using correct terminology and being objective. Your paper must be at least one page in length, double-spaced, using Times New Roman 12-pt. font. Use the indicated rubric to guide your work. Use appropriate APA in-text citations and provide a reference page.

 

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit II Research Topic

 

In Unit VIII, you will submit a research paper based on a topic of interest surrounding race and ethnicity, social change, or both. This Unit VIII research paper will be at least five pages in length and consist of information from at least four peer-reviewed, scholarly articles to be retrieved from the CSU Online Library.

 

This Unit II assignment is the first step towards completing your research paper. For this submission, you will need to find a topic of interest related to race and ethnicity, social change, or both. You may come up with a topic of your own, or choose from the list below:

 

 white privilege,

 

 hate crime,

 

 affirmative action,

 

 segregation,

 

 immigration,

 

 social movements, or

 

 relative deprivation.

 

 

 

Once you have chosen your topic, you will need to log into the CSU Online Library and search for one peer-reviewed scholarly article that discusses your topic of interest.

 

In a Word document, submit your topic of interest, tell how it relates to race and ethnicity or social change, and explain what you hope to learn from this topic. You will also provide a brief summary of the article.

 

Your research topic submission and article summary must be at least one page in length. Use APA format for in-text citations and references.

 

For helpful information concerning peer-reviewed articles and how to identify them, access the Peer-Reviewed Articles—The What, Why, and How recorded webinar presented by the CSU Success Center, which can be found at http://columbiasouthern.adobeconnect.com/peer_reviewed_articles/

 

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided SOC 1010, Introduction to Sociology 4

 

 

 

Unit III Scholarly Activity

 

In Chapter 4 of the textbook, you were introduced to the concepts of “presentation of self” and “impression management.” For your assignment in this unit, you will study your digital footprint using both the micro theories of self, found in Goffman’s concepts, and the concepts found in Chapter 5.

 

Start by doing some research on your digital footprint. Review various websites of interest that can assist you in your assignment. One example is the Internet Society website (hint: look under the section What We Do, then Internet Technology Matters, then Privacy and Identity—listed on the left side of the screen). Then complete the assignment below:

 

1. Discuss your social self, or how you introduce yourself in social situations, in your opening paragraph.

 

2. Google yourself. This search will give you several arenas for your digital footprint.

 

a. Describe the various websites you find that you could use to learn about yourself (e.g., you might see your birth record link).

 

b. Discuss who manages these sites and thus is involved in the management of your presentation of self

 

c. To which statuses and groups do you belong? How do these affect your digital footprint?

 

d. In what ways can aspects of your digital footprint impact personal or professional opportunities?

 

3. Next, open your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or other online networking site.

 

a. In a few paragraphs, explain how you manage your self-presentation on these websites. Be sure to include information such as your statuses, roles, and identities that you present on the sites.

 

b. Discuss why you chose to include those statuses, roles, and identities, but not others.

 

c. Explain how social structure shapes what you reveal and what you hide about yourself.

 

d. How does the way you are managing your self-presentation online impact your personal and professional opportunities?

 

 

 

NOTE: If you do not use the above-mentioned social media, interview someone who does and get their responses to questions 3a, 3b, 3c, and 3d.

 

Your final submission must be a minimum of two full pages. As always, use APA formatting with in-text citations and a proper references page. Ensure that you cite all sources used in your response.

 

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit IV Scholarly Activity

 

One of the best ways to recognize the extent of a norm is to break it. In this assignment, you must break a norm. This breach must be done in a public forum. You will be writing an essay about your experiment, in which you must be sure to answer all of the questions listed in this assignment.

 

Begin by choosing which type of norm you want to break. You may break a norm that results in a negative sanction (for example, ridicule, or exclusion). On the other hand, you may also break a norm that results in a positive sanction (extra attention, thanks, etc.).

 

1. Is it a formal norm or an informal one?

 

2. What reactions by others do you expect?

 

3. If published, might these reactions affect your life chances?

 

4. How do you think you will feel after the reactions?

 

 

 

Break the norm. Once you have broken the norm, note the reactions of others.

 

1. What are the reactions of others?

 

2. How did the reactions affect you?

 

3. How do these reactions strengthen the norm?

 

4. What did you learn about yourself in the breaching of the norm?

 

 

 

NOTES:

 

1. Do NOT break a norm that has anything to do with your instructor or any CSU connection.

 

2. Do NOT break the law!

 

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Your final submission should be at least one page in length. As always, use APA formatting. Pay special attention to the proper citation of Internet resources.

 

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit IV Research Paper Outline

 

For your Unit IV assignment, you will need to submit an outline of your research paper, including the following:

 

 the introduction and a brief outline of the body of the research paper,

 

 a brief annotated bibliography of at least three peer-reviewed, scholarly sources from the Online Library, plus the one you identified in Unit II (The information from these articles will form the basis for your research paper.), and

 

 a brief reflection on what you have learned so far and what you expect to learn as you work to finish your mini research paper.

 

 

 

Your research paper outline must be at least one page in length. In-text citations and references must be in APA style.

 

If you require guidance concerning how to create annotated bibliographies, click here to access a tutorial that will provide that information.

 

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit V Scholarly Activity

 

Family, marriage, education, and religion are areas that influence our lives daily. Write an essay answering the following questions. You must apply one of the following in some capacity—conflict, functionalist, or symbolic interactionist perspective:

 

 How has the institution of marriage changed over time? How could cohabitation and divorce influence this?

 

 When looking at the family unit, what changes have occurred in the structure of family? How is diversity a factor in current family makeup, as opposed to past family structure?

 

 How do education and religion affect both family and marriage?

 

 

 

Feel free to relate this to your own family structure.

 

Your assignment must be a minimum of two pages. Use APA style when providing in-text citations and references.

 

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit VI Scholarly Activity

 

For this assignment, you will go to the CSU Online Library and use the Academic Search Complete database to research a topic related to human rights. In addition, once you pick your topic, you may want to do online research to find additional information; however, this is not required.

 

Here are some examples that that you can use:

 

 prisoner rights,

 

 death penalty,

 

 poverty,

 

 women’s rights, or

 

 LGBT rights.

 

 

 

Research your topic and discover the issues. Describe these in a few paragraphs, starting each new response with the question it addresses:

 

 Where is your topic most relevant in 2014?

 

 Who is most affected by the topic?

 

 Apply the sociological perspectives on stratification to explain how social class and stratification affect your topic.

 

 What are some projects in place that will address the problem (suggest one if none exist yet)?

 

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 Why did you choose your topic?

 

 How has learning about the topic affected your ideas going into this assignment? Have any of your views changed since learning more about the topic?

 

 

 

You may also use your textbook to pick a different human rights-related topic, if you so choose.

 

Your response must be a minimum of two pages in length, answering the questions above. Use appropriate APA style and in-text citations and references.

 

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit VII Scholarly Activity

 

Sociologists research and write about current topics that are culturally, politically, socially, and economically important. One such subject is same-sex marriage.

 

For this assignment, you will research a few court cases. Your goal here is to study this subject as a scientist would. Therefore, it does not matter whether you agree with the ruling or not, you can still write objectively about it. Use the Internet to find court cases and news articles from mainstream news outlets to use for your references, along with the textbook.

 

Begin by looking up the Loving v. Virginia case. Next, list the states that allow same-sex marriage. What were some of the arguments the states used in their legalization? What were some of the legal arguments against same-sex marriage? (Note: When looking for information, please refrain from religious reasoning or personal opinions; remember, you are looking at this as a scientist.) Do you think that the Supreme Court's ruling on Loving v. Virginia changed much about American attitudes and practices? Does this case set precedent for same-sex marriage? How has this view changed over time? Do you see a shift in America’s view towards same-sex marriage? In what way is it changing?

 

Finally, briefly discuss how you feel about the subject. To what groups do you belong that help to shape your feelings about this issue? How do they help shape them?

 

Your assignment must be a minimum of two pages in length. As always, use APA formatting. Pay special attention to the proper citation of Internet resources.

 

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit VIII Research Paper

 

For this assignment, you will pull together the information from your Unit II and Unit IV assignments to use when writing your final research paper.

 

To begin, make sure you have the following:

 

 title page,

 

 your topic from Unit I,

 

 your outline from Unit IV,

 

 information from the four (or more) peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on your topic that you located in the CSU Online Library, as well as any other sources you have identified, and

 

 references for your sources.

 

 

 

Following your outline, write your final paper about your topic.

 

Your research paper must be at least five (5) pages, double-spaced, not including your title and reference pages. Use APA style writing for in-text citations and references. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your professor.

 

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

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