Current Issue Journal Guidelines-2

Current Issue Journal Guidelines-2 - SOC 1000 Current Issue...

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SOC 1000- Current Issue Journal Guidelines Assignment Description : The purpose of these journals is to develop your sociological imagination by applying concepts to current events and/or issues. To develop this type of creative and critical thinking, students will be required to post journal entries linking sociological ideas to current issues and events. Students will write five informal journal entries throughout the semester and each entry is worth 10 points. There are seven course topics you can chose from: Culture, Socialization/Identity, Deviance, Inequalities (Race, Class, or Gender), and Social Change. You can discuss a specific theory or concept within the course themes or apply the topics more generally. For each entry, find a current (less than a year old) article or story. Describe the issue and
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Unformatted text preview: then offer a sociological connection or interpretation of the current issue. The entry should be 1-2 pages single-spaced and the entries must be posted via SafeAssign on Blackboard by the due date. You will need to provided citation or a link to the news article you base your entry on and if you use any course concepts, please cite the reading. Grading Rubric : The papers will be graded based on two major elements. First the discussion of the issue- strength and clarity of the summary. Second the sociological connection- is this an accurate use of sociological theory/concepts? Did it demonstrate critical thinking? Both elements are met- 10 points Both elements are present but not complete- 8 points One element is met- 5 points Mets neither element- 0 points...
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  • Fall '08
  • DavidBrunsma
  • Sociology, Current Issue Journal, sociological connection, Issue Journal Guidelines, informal journal entries

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