SS 2800 MOD 1 Issue Analysis

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  1. Purpose: To analyze a current sociologically relevant issue, in light of the information covered in chapters 1, 3, and 4.   

    Instructions:  Select a news article or  news video from within the last two weeks on a story that has sociological relevance. Reviewing the Table of Contents found in the front of your textbook should be helpful in helping you determine if the news item has something to do with sociology.    

    Think of the issue discussed in the article in terms of how the various sociological approaches  (i.e., structural-functional, structural-conflict, symbolic interactionism, and blended) that you learned about this week apply to the issue.

    Summary and Analysis: Give a brief description of the issue, summarize the article, and discuss it generally.  Explain how one of the three sociological perspectives (chapter 1) described in this week's reading applies to the issue.  Explain how one concept from chapter 3 and one concept from chapter 4 applies to the issue.

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