Assignment: Sociological Imagination Essay

Assignment: Sociological Imagination Essay

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Assignment: Sociological Imagination Essay

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 1
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 3 outside scholarly sources

Instructions
The textbook reading for the week explores social forces that can affect the seemingly private act of suicide. For this assignment, conduct scholarly research on a different private or individualistic act that could be regarded as a broader social problem or social issue, something other than suicide. You may choose one of the following or a topic of your own:

  • Homelessness
  • Veteran homelessness
  • Domestic violence
  • Addiction
  • Obesity

In an essay, address the following:

  • Determine how the sociological imagination can help understand that problem.
  • Compare and contrast that research with the textbook’s explanation of ways sociologists apply the sociological imagination to understand a problem.

Your paper must contain scholarly support in the form of quotes or paraphrases with respective citations from assigned reading (the textbook/lesson) and the outside scholarly sources that you identify on your own.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Running header in the upper left of all pages
  • Page number in the upper right of all pages
  • Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style
  • References page (minimum of 3 outside scholarly sources plus the textbook/lesson)
  • Title page not required

ESSAY GUIDELINES -:

Write a 1000-1500-word essay addressing each of the following points. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be two main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper.

Support your ideas with at least three (3) sources using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Length: 1000-1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Evaluation Criteria for Paper

(10%) Resources used as rationale for approaches and as sources of content

_____ 5. (20%) write paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered

_____ 5. (20%) Write the Paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered