Sociology homework help

The Instructions for your reflection assignments is in your course syllabus. But, I will restate some of that here. Your reflection assignment should be 100-150 words in length and you should do your assignment in a Word document using 12 font and double spaced. No references are necessary in these assignments as they are your own words based on what you have learned in the course. But remember you must use the course material to answer these questions/assignments. That is, they are not meant as an avenue for you to provide your personal opinion on the topic. These assignments are to be done independently (e.g., not to be done with others in your class). See your course syllabus for the due date.
Reflection Assignment #1 Question:
Define Sociology and describe what the “sociological imagination” is.
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Sociology homework help

The Instructions for your reflection assignments is in your course syllabus. But, I will restate some of that here. Your reflection assignment should be 100-150 words in length and you should do your assignment in a Word document using 12 font and double spaced. No references are necessary in these assignments as they are your own words based on what you have learned in the course. But remember you must use the course material to answer these questions/assignments. That is, they are not meant as an avenue for you to provide your personal opinion on the topic. These assignments are to be done independently (e.g., not to be done with others in your class). See your course syllabus for the due date.
Reflection Assignment #1 Question:
Define Sociology and describe what the “sociological imagination” is.
  • attachment

    ReflectionAssignment11.docx

Sociology homework help

The Instructions for your reflection assignments is in your course syllabus. But, I will restate some of that here. Your reflection assignment should be 100-150 words in length and you should do your assignment in a Word document using 12 font and double spaced. No references are necessary in these assignments as they are your own words based on what you have learned in the course. But remember you must use the course material to answer these questions/assignments. That is, they are not meant as an avenue for you to provide your personal opinion on the topic. These assignments are to be done independently (e.g., not to be done with others in your class). See your course syllabus for the due date.
Reflection Assignment #1 Question:
Define Sociology and describe what the “sociological imagination” is.
  • attachment

    ReflectionAssignment11.docx

Sociology homework help

Students learn sociology by “doing” sociology, in addition to reading and thinking about it. Chapter 3 describes the different methods of sociological research. Since we are in the era of COVID-19, we will be doing an individual interview with someone who is in your social circle – or someone with whom you can use technology to interview. Your interview will begin with demographic characteristics: how do they identify in terrms of race, gender, age, religion (and so forth). The next part of your interview will focus on their perspectives of recent changes and challenges in our society.  Be careful to be objective and ethical.
Your discussion will first discuss interviews as part of a broader array of social research methods. You will then describe your interviewee’s perspective. Last, you will discuss how you felt about the process and what you learned.

Sociology homework help

Students learn sociology by “doing” sociology, in addition to reading and thinking about it. Chapter 3 describes the different methods of sociological research. Since we are in the era of COVID-19, we will be doing an individual interview with someone who is in your social circle – or someone with whom you can use technology to interview. Your interview will begin with demographic characteristics: how do they identify in terrms of race, gender, age, religion (and so forth). The next part of your interview will focus on their perspectives of recent changes and challenges in our society.  Be careful to be objective and ethical.
Your discussion will first discuss interviews as part of a broader array of social research methods. You will then describe your interviewee’s perspective. Last, you will discuss how you felt about the process and what you learned.

Sociology homework help

Quiz Instructions 
(no word count required)
Can you identify the problem of gun violence?  Use what you learned about social problems and wicked problems to help you recognize the characteristics presented in this social issue.
The purpose of this quiz is to introduce a conscious consideration of the definition and complexity of social problems.  Just like your reading suggests, there may not be a consistent definition of what a problem is.  There is a lot of ambiguity in the consideration of “social problem”. Questions about the measureability of harm or the definition of harm are important considerations.  At the same time, social problems are not always measurable and many interpretations of “problem” are subjective.  So how can we understand a “problem” around the phenomenon of gun violence. Try to identify subjective and objective aspects of this social issue using what you learned about how to define a “social problem” from Social Problems and What Is a Social Problem_ _ Social Problems_ Continuity and Change.pdf
Further, in the article by Newman and Head (2017)
the researchers discuss several characteristics that make gun violence potentially a wicked problem in the U.S. What are those characteristics and how are they uniquely related to the American context?
You will need to complete the reading and the lectures on Social Problems and the article on gun violence by Newman and Head (2017).
Criteria for Success:
A successful response to this quiz question will show that you have taken in the course material.  Use the materials we have studied so far to help you conceptualize the meaning of “social problem”.
Show that you have immersed yourself in the course materials so far.  In other words, use this exercise to show that you are able to understand and apply what you have learned so far.  It will be clear that you are attempting to use and apply course material through a few obvious tricks:

  • Try out the terminology so that you can build the vocabulary.
  • Prioritize the use of concepts that are explained in the material.  You can speculate and describe how you would identify problems.  But first, be sure to use the concepts or definitions in the course materials to explain the complexity and subjectivity of “social problems”.   Use the course materials to help you align what you conceptualize as a “problem” with a definition of “social problem”.
  • Use quotations or paraphrase the course materials in your assignment.  Using appropriate portions of the course materials to help you explain yourself is a good idea.  Be sure to cite any borrowed or quoted ideas from original texts. 

Question 1
10 pts
An explanation of why gun violence can be identified as a “social problem”.  (Use support from course materials to show your reasoning and be sure to also define social problem.) (10 pts.)
Question 2
10 pts
Identify and explain two characteristics that make gun violence a wicked problem using support from Newman and Head (2017)

Sociology homework help

Quiz Instructions 
(no word count required)
Can you identify the problem of gun violence?  Use what you learned about social problems and wicked problems to help you recognize the characteristics presented in this social issue.
The purpose of this quiz is to introduce a conscious consideration of the definition and complexity of social problems.  Just like your reading suggests, there may not be a consistent definition of what a problem is.  There is a lot of ambiguity in the consideration of “social problem”. Questions about the measureability of harm or the definition of harm are important considerations.  At the same time, social problems are not always measurable and many interpretations of “problem” are subjective.  So how can we understand a “problem” around the phenomenon of gun violence. Try to identify subjective and objective aspects of this social issue using what you learned about how to define a “social problem” from Social Problems and What Is a Social Problem_ _ Social Problems_ Continuity and Change.pdf
Further, in the article by Newman and Head (2017)
the researchers discuss several characteristics that make gun violence potentially a wicked problem in the U.S. What are those characteristics and how are they uniquely related to the American context?
You will need to complete the reading and the lectures on Social Problems and the article on gun violence by Newman and Head (2017).
Criteria for Success:
A successful response to this quiz question will show that you have taken in the course material.  Use the materials we have studied so far to help you conceptualize the meaning of “social problem”.
Show that you have immersed yourself in the course materials so far.  In other words, use this exercise to show that you are able to understand and apply what you have learned so far.  It will be clear that you are attempting to use and apply course material through a few obvious tricks:

  • Try out the terminology so that you can build the vocabulary.
  • Prioritize the use of concepts that are explained in the material.  You can speculate and describe how you would identify problems.  But first, be sure to use the concepts or definitions in the course materials to explain the complexity and subjectivity of “social problems”.   Use the course materials to help you align what you conceptualize as a “problem” with a definition of “social problem”.
  • Use quotations or paraphrase the course materials in your assignment.  Using appropriate portions of the course materials to help you explain yourself is a good idea.  Be sure to cite any borrowed or quoted ideas from original texts. 

Question 1
10 pts
An explanation of why gun violence can be identified as a “social problem”.  (Use support from course materials to show your reasoning and be sure to also define social problem.) (10 pts.)
Question 2
10 pts
Identify and explain two characteristics that make gun violence a wicked problem using support from Newman and Head (2017)