Consider a social issue in which you are interested. It could be human freedom, sexuality, deviance, crime, social mobility, poverty, education, aging, and similar issues. Select a specific social issue to investigate in this assignment. In this assignment, you will begin your exploration by developing a thesis statement. A thesis statement is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader. The body of the essay organizes the material you gathered and outlined that you present as your argument in support of your claims. Keep in mind that a thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself.
Write a thesis statement that is one to two (1-2) sentences long in which you:
1.Describe the topic you have selected.
2.Identify the sociological significance of the subject matter.
3.Develop a thesis statement that supports your stance on the topic and directly answers the position you pose with your topic.
4.Speculate on opposing views of the sociological significance of your topic.
5.Determine a counter argument based on your topic and justify your response.
Hi thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to develop a thesis statement about a social issue that you deem worthy to investigate. Before anything else, remember that social sciences investigate society - thus as a scientific endeavour, any social science discipline, including sociology, seeks to provide solutions to social issues and come to understand social phenomenon. Thus, by choosing a topic to investigate, you are practicing social science. I understand it can be daunting. For a 1-2 sentence thesis statement, you have 5 items to consider. But don't worry; over time in your studies of the science, you will come to master it. I have reviewed your history with me and I see that you have downloaded a number of the solutions I have written, one of them in sociology exploring the theory proposed by Erikson. Since you can pretty much investigate any social issue, why don't we draw inspiration from that and look into deviance. But when choosing a subject to investigate, it's good to be 'small' - narrow down the subject so that you can truly focus on the micro elements of the problem. I suggest using this outline too:
1. Topic - explain what your topic of study is - 150 words
2. Your thesis statement - 100 words
3. Additional information in relation to topic relevance, related research questions, method, etc. - 150 words
I see that this solution focuses on the thesis statement alone - but ...
The solution helps the student in putting together a research topic investigating youth deviance utilizing the perspective of labelling theory. The solution contains advise and information that can be used in completing the task.