Project #211647 - analysis of current events

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Formal Essay #2: Analysis of Current Events- online SYG1000

This essay must be at least 2 pages long (typed, double spaced, 1” margins, 10-12 font) and provide proper citations (see bottom of page).
The paper is due at midnight Monday, November 13
th .

Find one or two recent articles in the New York Times, then explain, interpret, and analyze the news article(s) using two or more terms, concepts or theories found in our textbook and PP lectures. You’ll use the New York Times because it is an excellent news source and I can trust you’ll find a good article. You can go directly to the NYTimes.com website and search their archive (see search icon in upper left hand corner of website’s front page - be aware you will be limited to reading 10 articles). You can also read an unlimited number of articles using TCC’s NYTimes database: https://www.tcc.fl.edu/academics/academic-divisions/library/ After clicking this link, click “Databases” in the tab menu near the top. You will be asked for your TCC username and password. You can then search for New York Times under “Find Databases”. After you click on “New York Times Current” and get there, and you can then search for an article. You can use any search terms identifying any topic related to what we are studying in this course. This means you choose exactly what sociology-related topic you want to write on. Remember, the article(s) you use must be a news article (not a blog, opinion, book review, editorial piece, etc), and must have been published during the last year. If you use 2 articles make sure they are on a related topic.

What’s important here is that you link a news report of a current event to what we’re studying in this course in order to make them both more meaningful. A successful essay will have an identifiable theme which clarifies the relationship between a particular current event and general ideas and concepts that sociologists talk about. I hope this will allow you to gain experience at analyzing and getting more out of the news.

You might benefit from guidelines on what to include in your paper: 1) A brief introduction intended to convey the subject of your paper, the nature of the news story you chose, why you chose it (how it is of interest to you, or how it's important to everyone), and its relevance to sociology (i.e. make sure to identify the sociological ideas you’ll bring in). 2) A description of the important themes and key details of the current event which your article reports, or what is actually occurring out there in the world; 3) A sociological analysis of the current event, (ideally, this should be the longest part of your paper) which interprets or explains the current event or issue in reference to the themes and concepts found in your textbook and our class lectures. In other words, make explicit the connection between the particular current event and the more general ways sociologists explain similar events our world. Ask yourself: What does this current event mean in the bigger scheme of society? How might a sociologist explain it?; Finally, 4) provide a conclusion, which reflects upon what you’ve learned, or how sociology illuminates your current event 5) provide citations (to the article and textbook/lecture in proper APA format. Go to: https://www.tcc.fl.edu/Current/Academics/Library/Pages/Citation-Help.aspx

Formal Essay #2: Analysis of Current Events- online SYG1000

This essay must be at least 2 pages long (typed, double spaced, 1” margins, 10-12 font) and provide proper citations (see bottom of page).
The paper is due at midnight Monday, November 13
th .

Find one or two recent articles in the New York Times, then explain, interpret, and analyze the news article(s) using two or more terms, concepts or theories found in our textbook and PP lectures. You’ll use the New York Times because it is an excellent news source and I can trust you’ll find a good article. You can go directly to the NYTimes.com website and search their archive (see search icon in upper left hand corner of website’s front page - be aware you will be limited to reading 10 articles). You can also read an unlimited number of articles using TCC’s NYTimes database: https://www.tcc.fl.edu/academics/academic-divisions/library/ After clicking this link, click “Databases” in the tab menu near the top. You will be asked for your TCC username and password. You can then search for New York Times under “Find Databases”. After you click on “New York Times Current” and get there, and you can then search for an article. You can use any search terms identifying any topic related to what we are studying in this course. This means you choose exactly what sociology-related topic you want to write on. Remember, the article(s) you use must be a news article (not a blog, opinion, book review, editorial piece, etc), and must have been published during the last year. If you use 2 articles make sure they are on a related topic.

What’s important here is that you link a news report of a current event to what we’re studying in this course in order to make them both more meaningful. A successful essay will have an identifiable theme which clarifies the relationship between a particular current event and general ideas and concepts that sociologists talk about. I hope this will allow you to gain experience at analyzing and getting more out of the news.

You might benefit from guidelines on what to include in your paper: 1) A brief introduction intended to convey the subject of your paper, the nature of the news story you chose, why you chose it (how it is of interest to you, or how it's important to everyone), and its relevance to sociology (i.e. make sure to identify the sociological ideas you’ll bring in). 2) A description of the important themes and key details of the current event which your article reports, or what is actually occurring out there in the world; 3) A sociological analysis of the current event, (ideally, this should be the longest part of your paper) which interprets or explains the current event or issue in reference to the themes and concepts found in your textbook and our class lectures. In other words, make explicit the connection between the particular current event and the more general ways sociologists explain similar events our world. Ask yourself: What does this current event mean in the bigger scheme of society? How might a sociologist explain it?; Finally, 4) provide a conclusion, which reflects upon what you’ve learned, or how sociology illuminates your current event 5) provide citations (to the article and textbook/lecture in proper APA format. Go to: https://www.tcc.fl.edu/Current/Academics/Library/Pages/Citation-Help.aspx

Vocab:

society

sociology

sociological imagination

stereotype

social theory

research method

institutions

hypothesis

causality

survey

interview

experiment

generalization

common sense vs. scientific

 knowledge

culture

group style

symbols

ethnography

value

cultural universal

norms

subculture

counterculture

hegemony

ethnocentrism

cultural relativism

nationalism

cultural capital

culture industry

Self

interactionism

looking-glass self

civil inattention

significant other

reference group

generalized other

role

status

role set

role conflict

social construction of reality

self-fulfilling prophecy

social structure

social hierarchy

institutionalized

organization

structuralism

agency

impression management

frontstage and backstage

face-saving

deviant

statistically deviant

socially deviant

normalize

labeling theory

white-collar crime

social control

sanction

symbolic threat of deviance

stigma

social stratification

class society

life chances

progressive tax system

minimum wage

social mobility

caste society

meritocracy

relative poverty

absolute poverty

working poor

class consciousness

false consciousness

New Deal

Great Society

 

outsourcing

perceptions

Sex

Gender

Essantialism

Social construction

Socialization

Gender roles

Gender identity 

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