SOC 220 Full Course Assignments GCU

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SOC 220 Full Course Assignments GCU

SOC 220 Topic 1 Introduction to Social Problem Essay Questions

Answer the following prompts in an essay format:

First, select a social problem to analyze throughout this course. You may select from the list or come up with a social problem you wish to analyze:

  • Euthanasia
  • Illiteracy
  • Human Trafficking
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Inequity in the workplace
  • Drug Abuse
  • Poverty
  • Child Abuse
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Economic inequality

Remember, you will use your selected social problem to complete other assignments throughout this course.

In an essay format, cite one scholarly source from the GCU library in addition to the textbook and complete the following:

  1. Describe your selected social problem in its social context. (55- 75words).
  2. Use your sociological imagination to explain how the selected social problem is influenced by society (75-100 words).
  3. Select the theoretical perspective(s) (functionalist, conflict, and interactionist) that best aligns with the social problem you’ve selected to analyze in this course.
  4. Explain why the theoretical perspective(s) you chose is best to explain the selected social problem.
  5. Next, use that theoretical perspective(s) to explain how your selected social problem came to be and how it is perpetuated. (150-200 words)

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Submit the assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 1.

 

SOC 220 Topic 2 Social Inequality Worksheet

Access the “Social Inequality Worksheet” to complete the assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the “Social Inequality Worksheet” scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Submit the assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 2.

 

SOC 220 Topic 3 Social Deviance Worksheet

Access the “Social Deviance Worksheet” to complete the assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the “Social Deviance Worksheet” scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Submit the assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 3.

 

SOC 220 Topic 4 Vulnerable Populations Worksheet

Access the “Vulnerable Populations Worksheet” to complete the assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the “Vulnerable Populations Worksheet” scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Submit the assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 4.

 

SOC 220 Topic 5 Social Problems Within Education Worksheet

Access the “Social Problems Within Education Worksheet” to complete the assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the “Social Problems Within Education Worksheet” scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Submit the assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 5.

 

SOC 220 Topic 6 Social Problems Presentation

For this assignment, imagine you have been asked to speak at a conference about your selected social problem.

Create a PowerPoint presentation to present all that you have learned about the social problem you selected:

  1.  Describe the selected social problem in social context:
    • What elements of society contribute to this problem, and how can it be alleviated?
    • What has perpetuated the problem?
  2. Summarize actual solutions to your selected social problem you found in research and compare them to historical solutions.

The PowerPoint presentation should consist of 12-15 slides not including the title slide and slide for APA citations. Images may be included in the presentation, but be sure to keep all image sizes low for this presentation.

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assessment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA 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 LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Submit the assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 6.

 

SOC 220 Topic 7 Benchmark Social Problem Final Essay

After analyzing various social problems in this course, in an essay assignment (750-1,000 words), address the following citing three to five scholarly sources from the GCU library:

First, summarize what you’ve learned regarding the impact of social phenomenon (for instance, social inequality, social deviance, etc.) on the social problem you selected from macro and micro perspectives.

Next, in Topic 1, you explained how the theoretical perspective(s) that best aligns with your selected social problem (conflict, functionalist, and interactionist) explains how it came to be and is perpetuated. In this essay, explain how your study of the theoretical perspectives has deepened your understanding of why the social problem you’ve selected continues to exist and how it can be alleviated.

Lastly, provide your own possible solutions to your selected social problem that are more effective than current solutions, based on research you’ve collected.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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 LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Submit the assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 7.

Benchmark Information

This assignment assesses the following programmatic competency:

BS Sociology

1.3: Analyze a social phenomenon from both the macro and micro perspectives.

 

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