This is a paper that focuses on conduct a sociological analysis of an appropriate current event. The paper also requires the identification of an appropriate event.
Conduct a sociological analysis of an appropriate current event
In this assignment, you will conduct a sociological analysis of a current event. Choose something that’s happening in the world that has been reported on in the news media and write about it from a sociological perspective. The project can be broken down into two parts.
Preparation Identify an appropriate event. An event is something that takes place in time. Look for relevant occurrences that have recently taken place and that can be examined using a sociological perspective. Decide what subject or subjects your event best fits into.
A subject is a general category that helps understand events. If the event is homeless people being expelled from their campground by local law enforcement, then the subject could be homelessness and poverty or property rights and public spaces or law enforcement and affordable housing. Additionally, you are in charge of determining the subject (or subjects) you want to use as the lens to analyze the event. Subsequently, formulate a guiding question (or questions) to help you narrow your focus. Also, what do you want to know about this event?
YOU MUST FORMULATE YOUR GUIDING QUESTION IN QUESTION FORM AND IT MUST APPEAR AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR PAPER. This is because sociology is a social science rather than a political ideology. We use empirical methods, which begin with questions that we wish to answer by looking for all of the available evidence. This is in contrast to starting out with an answer and cherry-picking evidence to support a biased viewpoint. Conduct your search.
Once you’ve identified your event, collect and also read as many different news reports about it. Once you’ve decided on your subject, refer to your textbook to learn more about the sociological theory and the existing research that has been done on that subject. This will help you come up with the best sociological concepts to help you analyze the event and answer your question(s). Use the Articles and Databases to find scholarly articles on the subject. Pick those articles that will help you better analyze and also understand your chosen event. You will need at least one source from a social scientist or published in a social science journal.
Analysis and Writing Write up your report. Describe the event and analyze it from a sociological perspective. To guide you, use the following questions for analysis: What is happening? What are people doing? Where is this taking place? How does this social context inform us about the event? Who is involved? What personalities, social groups, social categories, classes, organizations, countries, and/or institutions are engaged? How did it happen? What is the history and the precipitating factors that led up to this event? Why is it happening? Here you must report on what people say (their ideologies and interests) as well as make a sociologically informed judgment about the causes and conditions that generated this event.
Sociological theory will help you do this part. Make an informed assessment of the event. How does it relate to the overall subject? What sociological lessons can we draw from it? Apply what you have learned in this class. Do not skimp on this section. Requirements Formatting. You must use MLA style (Links to an external site.). Sources. You must cite at least four sources. You must use in-text citations and also you must list all of the relevant information for each entry in your bibliography (the Works Cited section). Relevant information includes author(s), date, title, publication, and catalog information for each source. DO NOT simply list a website or copy and paste an internet url.