THE SOCIOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK
This writing assignment explores different facets of the sociological perspective and allows you to understand different theoretical approaches in sociology.
Theories in Sociology
- Discuss the origins of sociology and the key thought leaders who shaped the field
- Define what is meant by the sociological perspective
Write a 2- to 3-page response to the following statement:
Different sociological theories can have various explanations for the same phenomenon.
Consider crime rates in the United States. Try to think how three sociological theories—symbolic interactionism, functionalist theory, and conflict theory—would explain the kind, distribution, or changing crime rates in the US.
In your response, make sure you have an introduction, at least two paragraphs per theory, and a conclusion.
Be sure to review the background materials and do some research on your own. All statements should be supported. Provide at least three citations in the paper and include a reference list. Use APA style