Sociology G100: Assignment #1
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 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