The Module 1 SLP consists of the following steps:
Choose a problem you would like to solve within society. This could be about environmental issues, human trafficking, etc. You will use this issue throughout the course and come back to it to look at the issue through a variety of sociological perspectives. Be sure to choose an issue that will allow you to look up peer reviewed sources (academic journals) so that you can review them for the benefit of looking at your issue. The reason for using academic journals is so that you can obtain the most unbiased information possible. This will be especially important for political issues, if you choose these. Political issues must have unbiased data associated with them in order to remove emotional connections. If you do not feel as though you can remove the emotional connection you have to an issue, it is most sincerely important to consider not writing about that issue.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use ProQuest and you choose a specific article, you will see a small icon in the upper right area that says “Cite”. If you click on this, you will get the citation that will be ready for you to copy and paste into your “References” section of the paper.
Please offer a brief overview of what the article is that you are choosing for this assignment (approximately 1 page, paraphrased – around 400 words).
Look at your social problem through the lens of one of these theories: Social Interactionism, Conflict Theory, or Social Functionalist. Develop the discussion strictly in the terms used within your chosen theory. For example, if you chose social interactionism, how have we developed meaning about this social problem from our social perspective? How would someone experiencing the problem develop meaning about the problem?
What is the offered suggestion for improving this specific problem? How could it be possible to eliminate the problem, according to this specific article, from society? Also, do you feel this is reasonable? Why?
Submit your 2- to 3-page paper.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Cite your sources inside your work and in a reference section.
Use APA style, and proofread your paper.
You are expected to use SLP-related readings and background material to examine how demographic factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, religion, income, education, social status, and geographic factors (such as urban vs. rural) are used to describe populations.
In preparing your Module 1 SLP, you need to demonstrate that you have learned the concepts and outlined in the modular learning outcomes above.
Be sure to use section headings for each of the topics you address in your paper, followed by a discussion of that topic.