SOC 220 Assignments.

Assignment 1: 

 

Write an essay (750-1,000 words) describing the sociological reasons that gender, race, and age discrimination occur in American society. Explain whether you think these forces will diminish or become more prevalent in the near future.

 

Utilize the GCU Library to locate three to six peer-reviewed sources in support of your content, in APA. 

 

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

 

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

Assignment 2:

 

Create a table that lists a variety of crime types. Your table should include a minimum of four types of crimes (four rows), two violent crimes, and two economic crimes.

 

For each type of crime you list include the following in separate columns:

1.       An explanation for the cause of the crime.

2.       The sociological theory that best fits what you have explained as the cause of that type of crime.

In addition, separate from your table, write a paper of about 500 words, proposing possible social solutions for each type of crime.

 

The table should show the type of crime, its cause, and the appropriate sociological theory to explain that type of crime.

 

The paper (synopsis) is the final step and proposes social solutions for each type of crime. If, for example, one type of crime is property crime, in which someone’s property is taken or destroyed, you might think that the root cause is poverty and that social process theory explains this cause.

 

In your proposal, you might describe an anti-poverty program that would minimize poverty in this country and thus reduce this type of crime.

 

Use the textbook, assigned readings, the GCU Library, and any other reputable outside sources to complete the assignment. The Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Census Bureau will be very helpful. This source can be found at the U.S. Census Bureau’s website.

 

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using the GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

Assignment 3:

 

Write an essay of 750-1,000 words describing the sociological implications of the modern economy and the workplace environment. Compare and contrast the meaning of careers from the perspective of structural-functional analysis, symbolic-interaction analysis, and social conflict analysis. How has change in technology altered the personal satisfaction of the employee in the workplace? What are the sociological ramifications of this?

 

Utilize the GCU Library to locate three to six peer-reviewed sources in support of your content.

 

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

 

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

Assignment 4: 

 

In the modern world, few Americans grow up in the traditional nuclear family. The high divorce rate has led to an increase of blended families in which one or both partners have children from previous relationships that will need to blend into the new family setting.

 

In an essay (500-700 words), describe how this change in family structure has altered the culture and values in the United States. Include an explanation of how this change in family structure is evidenced in the socialization process.

 

Utilize the GCU Library to locate three to six peer-reviewed sources  in support of your content.

 

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

 

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.