AbstractIn this paper assignment, students develop their sociological imaginations by exploring the impact of individual, group, and societal level actions in addressing social problems. Students use course concepts and theories to describe a specific social problem, brainstorm various levels of action that could help produce a positive change in that problem,...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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- Class Level(s):
- College 100
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Learning Goals and Assessments
- To help students develop their ability to analyze social problems on various levels, individual, group, and society.
- To develop students’ ability to apply the theories and concepts learned throughout the semester to a specific social problem.
- Outside of class, each student engages in an individual social action to produce change related to a social problem. Then, in a short paper, students compare the impact of an individual action to that of a group or societal level action.
- In a short paper students describe a specific social problem using at least three of the sociological concepts learned in the course. Students must also explain how one of the three main sociological theories can be used to analyze that social problem.