Sociological concepts

The topic will be the investigation of a social issue and/or social problem. This could be the opioid crisis, immigration, or mental health; just to name a few examples. You will need to utilize sociological concepts and theories learned in the course to analyze and research the social issue/problem of your choice. A sociological theory will be applied to the social issue/problem showing your understanding of sociological theory and their purpose.

GUIDELINES: This milestone will be submitted as a paper. It must be double spaced, Times New Roman and 12 pt. font, at least 2 to 3 pages, written at a college level, free of grammatical errors and misspellings. All resources must be referenced with in-text citations and a reference list formatted in APA style.

Questions/Components to address in your paper:

  • Describe and explain a sociological phenomenon and/or social issue.
  • Which sociological theory (Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Interactionist, Feminism) can be applied to this sociological phenomenon and/or social issue and how (be descriptive).
  • Why did you choose to research this specific issue and why is it significant?
  • What are the benefits of understanding this issue and what can we do to learn more about it or what can we do address this issue in our society?