Using a minimum of 300 words, answer the following: Knowing that you have mastered the material on research methods listed below, the President has hired you to study the problem of illegal immigration. Before you set up your research design you must decide which theory make the most sense in understanding illegal immigratio
I am trying to understand the debate in sociology revolving around whether the power elite or pluralist view is correct. I need some convincing information taking a stance on either side or comparing/contrasting the two to decide.
Drawing upon your completed Personal Portrait, and developmental theories and research findings, predict potential continuities and changes in your development trajectory over the next 10 years. In other words, how do you see yourself developing? Explain how the hypothesized changes and continuities within the context of environment, gender, culture, and ethnicity will affect your development over your life course, including your personal relationships, communication style, and effectiveness in your career.
Drawing upon your completed Personal Portrait, and developmental theories and research findings, predict potential continuities and changes in your development trajectory over the next 10 years. In other words, how do you see yourself developing? Explain how the hypothesized changes and continuities within the context of
Questions on Prostitution from a Sociology Perspective a. What would be the consequences for society if we could effectively halt the practice of prostitution? b. Should we do this even if we could? c. Could prostitution ever by organized such that it did not result in the exploitation of women?
Whole books could be written on this topic but for the sake of brevity I will try to discuss the main points from my point of view. First of all it needs to be understood that prostitution is only a symptom of a much deeper problem. Halting the practice of prostitution would be great but it will be ineffective if the unde
Identify the basic component of socialism. Discuss the goals of socialism and discuss why some countries have developed democratic socialism in response to some of its shortcomings.
Write a letter to that clearly, persuasively and specifically: A. Describes the concepts of white privilege and the self-perpetuating cycle of negative stereotyping, explaining how they are legacies of our history of racial oppression, and illustrates how they still affect us today. B. Makes clear how the original Social Security legislation and Federal government housing policies of the 1930's-1950's have contributed to today's racial inequalities. C. Explain the stages of the Veiled and Cumulative Pipeline of Persistent Institutional Racism, describe how the socio-economic conditions into which you're born and the educational institutions you attend can contribute to continuing racial inequalities, and shows how Bobo's concept of 'laissez-faire' racism prevents us from addressing these problems. D. Sets forth your vision/metaphor of a nation in which neither the color of one's skin nor one's nation of origin have any relevance to one's opportunity to succeed. E. Propose and fully detail two specific actions that individuals can take to address disparities that still exist and explains how they will help to achieve your vision.
The semester is over and you're flying home for the holidays. Near the end of the flight, you begin talking to the white, middle aged woman sitting next to you. She asked what you're studying at GWU and you tell her about the classes you have taken. When you mention the Race and Minority Relations class she gets animated. She is
Hi, I need some assistance answering the following questions: 1. What is convergence theory? 2. Do you think convergence theory describes the society in which you live? 3. From an explicit analytical perspective that you can identify and apply, what are the major social benefits and drawbacks associated with capitalism?
Briefly describe the roles that the print media have played in the development of American popular culture. Identify at least three trends propagated by the print media. Evaluate the impact of these trends on your views or attitudes concerning the following topics: Consumerism Work Social responsibility Happiness The human body Justice, law, and order
Popular Culture and Print Media Paper Briefly describe the roles that the print media have played in the development of American popular culture. Identify at least three trends propagated by the print media. Evaluate the impact of these trends on your views or attitudes concerning the following topics: Print media has
Polygamist Sect Hearing in Texas Descends into Farce. By Michelle Roberts Associated Press April 17, 2008. On April 3, 2008 authorities raided a group calling themselves Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or FLDS in Eldorado, Texas. The group, which lives in a compound on a 1700 acre ranch,
Please help me with the Person # 2 Comparison of possible findings regarding change Analysis of how social organizations can change over 10 years and the effects on the employees. Conclusion Please help me with 400 words and then I can write the whole paper. Please see the survey questions at the bottom. Person 2
Generate and evaluate reasons why people may not appreciate the cultural point of view of others. Use at least 2 references as well as 1 sociologist view. Discuss how appreciating cultural diversity affects peoples' ability to communicate effectively in the context of a multinational corporation or an international nonprofit ag
A major producer of polymers in the United States is about to expand its business. As part of this expansion, it will begin to sell its products in Europe and Asia. In addition, it plans to open a plant in Asia. Maverick, the President and CEO, is concerned; he has heard many stories of companies that have tried to expand global
I need help with a nature vs nurture article. If you can find any interesting one from any source and reflect on it and please let me know what your opinion is on which one is more important nature or nurture? Source article is included along with over 375 words of original text evaluating the article in question.
The Childhood Development Nature vs. Nurture Debate Continues Nature versus nurture has been debated for hundreds of years. It is interesting to note that not only has the debate been a long one, the positions have shifted over the years as new research seems to shed additional light on the topic. Essentially the issu
You need to find an article from a US newspaper about institutional rascism and then answer following questions: The questions that need to be answered for the article: 1. What is the essence of the story and how does it relate to the assigned topic? (Criteria for Grading: You must clearly articulate the essence of the story) 2. What is the significance of the story and of the issue it addresses? (Criteria for Grading: You must clearly articulate why the story is important and why the issue it addresses is important? 3. How might this issue affect you? (Criteria for Grading: Almost everything that occurs will affect you, wither directly or indirectly? 4. What is your point of view on this issue? (Criteria for Grading: A point of view must be clearly stated, as well as the reason for this point view? 5. How does this story make you feel? Why? 6. Will you do anything differently as a result of reading this story? If so, what? (Criteria for Grading: Explain clearly what you will do and why.
New York Times November 30, 2009 In the Job Hunt, College Degree Can't Close Racial Gap http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/us/01race.html What is the essence of the story and how does it relate to the assigned topic? This story describes how college graduates, many times with advanced degrees, are having severe difficu
" On Tuesday, April 21,2009, President Obama signed legislation that will triple the size of the AmeriCorps program over the next eight years. It will provide an opportunity for thousands of Americans, especially young Americans, 'to serve their communities and work together to tackle the nation's tough challenges.' One of these 'though challenges' is the Cumulative and Veiled Pipeline of Persistent Institutional Racism. a) how institutional racism places barriers in the pathways to success for many people of color and b)ways in which they can, as volunteers, help to significantly reduce these barriers. " Write a speech in which you: A. Explain the four stages of the Cumulative and Veiled Pipeline of Persistent Institutional Racism and describe the barriers that confront people of color at each stage. B. Suggest and fully describe at least two specific ways in which the new volunteers can help to reduce these barriers. C. Fully explain the benefits that will accrue to society as a result of the action of these volunteers. D. Inspire the volunteers to live and work in a way that will make an enduring difference in narrowing racial divisions and disparities in our society.
Introduction: Racism is not a new phenomenon. As long as there have been different ethnic groups, ethnocentrism has been a reality that people have had to deal with. From ancient times people were enslaved, captured or forced to work for others on the basis of their ethnicity. In ancient Egypt the Israelites were enslave
This discussion addresses the increase in teen sexual experimentation, the rise in abortions and STD's as a result of this behavior and how adults in society should address these issues.
This article makes me think about our national problem with obesity. Let's say a three hundred pound man goes to the doctor. He explains that he has no control over his diet. He eats too much food and the type of food that he eats is generally fried or sweet and his high in cholesterol, saturated fats and caffeine. After hea
This discussion is actually a summary and reaction to an article entitled "Love in the time of hooking up." The trend of casual sex and no-strings-attached sexual experimentation is evaluated and discussed. The old saying "you reap what you sow" comes to mind as I read this article. For years we have taught children in our
Write a sociological description of a religious group that you know well or are interested in researching. Your description should include a discussion of how the religious group illustrates the six elements of the definition of a religion, the religious form, religious socialization processes of the group, and its type of orga
Select a major issue confronting U.S. families that interests you and argue for a policy direction to address the issue. Examples of projects might include the following: What is Aging in the US like? Should gay and lesbian marriages be legalized? What can be done to improve children's adjustment to divorce? What can communi
Explain the sociological significance of bureaucracies. Societies are developed over hundreds of years as people choose to live in community together. There are several things that cause people to join together and give up certain freedoms in order to live in a community. People join together for protection from enemies o
Discuss the differences between "ideal" and "real" culture.
Take some time to visit the National Poverty Center's website (http://www.npc.umich.edu/). In two typewritten paragraphs, draw on the website's "Research" section and describe two significant aspects of poverty in the U.S. Next, try to explain what you found by using one or more of the theoretical perspectives. ("big three" pers
1.How does functionalsim, conflict and interactionism apply to the family unit ? What are the similarities? What are the differences? 2.How does functionalsim, conflict and interactionism affect the views of the individual who is part of the family? 3.How does functionalsim, conflict and interactionism affect the approach to social change within the family units? 4.Within the family unit how does functionalsim, conflict and interactionism affect the views of society?
1.How does functionalsim, conflict and interactionism apply to the family unit ? What are the similarities? What are the differences? Functionalism: As applied to the family unit, functionalism would claim that each member of the family is interdependent and contributes to the functioning of the family as a whole. When a
I need to find at least three (3) relevant research articles which: Support the importance of your problem Discuss previous work on modeling/analysis in the area Have the statistical analysis and results from research being done Cover technical aspects of the methods These sources should present a comprehensive review of the historical and current literature in the topic area. Address any key issues: political, social, legal, ethical implications the literature reports. What is projected if nothing is done; what has been tried? Insure that if there are pros and cons of a topic/issue, that your sources explore holistically a review of the literature reflecting alternative positions.
I need to find at least three (3) relevant research articles which: Support the importance of your problem Discuss previous work on modeling/analysis in the area Have the statistical analysis and results from research being done Cover technical aspects of the methods These sources sho
Popular American Culture Discussion Briefly describe popular American culture. Identify patterns in the list of pop culture artifacts in your inventory. Describe which sorts of items are more common than others, and identify which themes are prevalent. Describe the values that are being communicated by the items listed in your compiled inventory, such as convenience, pleasure, health, pursuit of wealth, or social responsibility. Determine the extent to which you feel the values of popular American culture have directly impacted your personal decision making. Do you consider yourself very aware of the influence of popular culture on your decision making? Or has the influence been more subconscious? Justify your answer.
Popular Culture Inventory The mass circulation of items from areas such as dining, fashion, sports, film, music, health, beauty, and entertainment has a major impact on many American families. Pop culture artifacts from these categories used daily influence our actions. In a recent collection of items and observation of d
Explain how an individual's ascribed social class position at birth may affect what Max Weber called life chances, or the ability of an individual to attain the following "good things" that a society values: good health care longevity a good job security status wealth power prestige Describe how life chances may affect an individual's life goals (positive or negative). In what ways may life chances be irrelevant? Give examples of how the concept of life chances operates in the following systems: a caste system a class system a one-party, Communist system (such as China)
Explain how an individual's ascribed social class position at birth may affect what Max Weber called life chances, or the ability of an individual to attain the following "good things" that a society values: good health care longevity a good job security status wealth power prestige Describe how life chances may affect
From a conflict point of view, explain how religion could be used to bring about social change. Can you think of an example?
Examine trends in popular American culture. In your examination, be sure to describe at least one trend from the following areas: Social, Political, Personal and Religious.
Examine trends in popular American culture. In your examination, be sure to describe at least one trend from the following areas: Social, Political, Personal, Religious Many people choose to interpret the Bible in different ways. Each denomination is a different interpretation of what is thought to be the proper way t
Domestic Violence Include the issue, why it was selected, the perspective of the approach, and the scope of the paper. Identify what makes this topic/issue so important that you are spending time/energy researching it? What happens if nothing is done about the problem? The problem or topic is to be stated as either a hypothesis or a thesis. This will become the point or perspective you will argue or prove in the paper.
Domestic Violence Why is the topic so important? Over 2 million people are abused in the United States each year. They are abused physically, emotionally, psychologically and sexually. Domestic violence and its consequences cost the nation millions of dollars every year in medical bills, counseling and other costs. Far
1. Where would you look for the resources to support personal growth and development? 2. Why do personal growth and development seem more urgent today than they were in the past?