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Sociology 1306: Social Problems
Professor Larry Stern
FALL 2017

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WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

August 28

Introduction: Course Overview
What is the Most Important Social Problem in the U.S. Today

Unit 1: Perspectives: Ways of Seeing, Not Seeing and Being Deceived


September 4

Unit 1: Perspectives: Ways of Seeing, Not Seeing and Being Deceived (continued)

Unit 2: The Intellectual/ Cognitive Context: Perspectives on What is a Human Being

 


September 11

If you intend to become involved in a "Service Learning " project, the paper work is due Wednesday, September 13th.


Unit 2: The Intellectual/ Cognitive Context: Perspectives on What is a Human Being (continued)

Writing Assignment #1 [Required]: Political Ideology/Perspectives

This writing assignment must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, September 25th.

September 18

If you intend to complete a research project, the topic must be submitted by Wednesday, September 20th.

Unit 3: The Historical Development of Sociology: The Essential Tension Between Advocacy and Objectivity



September 25

Writing Assignment #1:
This required writing assignment must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than
10AM on Monday, September 25th.

Unit 4: The Sociological Analysis of Social Problems

Writing Assignment #2 [Required]: The Sociological Analysis of Social Problems

This writing assignment must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, October 9th.

October 2


Unit 4: The Sociological Analysis of Social Problems (continued)



October 9

Writing Assignment #2:
This required writing assignment must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 1
0AM on Monday, October 9th.

Unit 5: Racial & Ethnic Inequality: The Study of Prejudice and Discrimination

Writing Assignment #3: Hidden Bias, Prejudice, Discrimination, Mass Media

If chosen as one of your three remaining writing assignments, this must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, October 23rd.


October 16

The last day to withdraw and receive the grade of "W" is Friday, October 20, 2016

Unit 5: Racial & Ethnic Inequality: The Study of Prejudice and Discrimination (continued)

VIDEO: The Color of Fear




October 23

If chosen, assignment #3 on Hidden Bias, Prejudice, Discrimination must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, October 23rd.

Unit 6: The Economy: Poverty, Wealth, Inequality and Life-Chances

 


Writing Assignment #4: Poverty in Texas & the US

If chosen as one of your three remaining writing assignments, this must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, November 6th.

October 30

Unit 6: The Economy: Poverty, Wealth, Inequality and Life-Chances (continued)



November 6

If chosen, this assignment #4 on Poverty in Texas and the US must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, November 6th.


 

Unit 7: Patterns of Crime and Deviance

Writing Assignment #5: Patterns of Crime and Deviance

If chosen as one of your three remaining writing assignments, this must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, November 13th.

November 13

If chosen, this assignment #5 on Crime and Deviance must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, November 13th.

Unit 8: Sex, Sexuality & Gender Inequality


Writing Assignment #6: Sexuality & Gender Inequality

If chosen as one of your three remaining writing assignments, this must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, November 20th.

November 20

If chosen, this assignment #6 on Sexuality and Gender Inequality must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, November 20th.

Unit 9: Health Care

Writing Assignment #7: Health Care

If chosen as one of your three remaining writing assignments, this must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, November 27th.

November 27

If chosen, this assignment #7 on Health Care must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, November 27th.

Unit 10: Political Partisanship, Social Responsibility, and Social Policy

Writing Assignment #8: Political Partisanship, Social Responsibility, and Social Policy

If chosen as one of your three remaining writing assignments, this must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, December 4th.

December 4

If chosen, this assignment #8 on Political Partisanship, Social Responsibility & Social Policy must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, December 4th.

Unit 10: Political Partisanship, Social Responsibility, and Social Policy (continued)

 

December 11

FINAL RESEARCH OR SERVICE LEARNING PAPER

Due Monday, December 11th at 1PM

 

Service Learning Paper - Instructions

Social Problems Research Paper - Instructions