Pick a newspaper article that discusses a current event in your community
The focus of this assignment is for you to use perspectives, theories, methods and concepts that you’ve learned in the course and apply them to specific situations and everyday life.
Pick a newspaper article that discusses a current event in your community and briefly address the following questions:
a) How might the sociological imagination help you to understand this event in a more meaningful way?
b) Select one major theorist (Marx, Durkheim, Weber) and suggest how they would explain this event.
Please do not get into great detail about the content of your selected article. A very brief synopses will suffice. The crux of your paper should address the two questions. The paper length is 2-pages double-spaced. Citations for the selected article as well as scholarly sources should be included.
APA CITATIONS ONLY.
12 pt, Times New Roman font only. No headlines or large text is to be used in your assignment.
.PDF or .DOC files ONLY.
Short Papers are to be 2 pages double spaced – no more no less.
Submit your reference page as a SEPARATE DOCUMENT – as the third page. References must be included, citing your newspaper article as well as the course textbook. Any time you include material that you did not originally come up with, whether directly quoted or paraphrased, you must recognize the source of that information and not mask it as your own – not giving credit to the original source is plagiarism.
Direct quotes are not required for short papers: we would prefer, however, that you paraphrase. You will not be penalized for not including quotes, but you will be penalized by improperly citing your work. We want to hear your interpretation of the material, by applying the sociological imagination and theorist’s perspective of your chosen newspaper article.