Using sociological perspective and specifically any of the three theoretical perspectives.
Using sociological perspective and specifically any of the three theoretical perspective (functionalism, conflict approach, symbolic interactionism) to discuss any ONE
of the following topics:
1. Explore and discuss how the social media (Facebook, twitter…) have changed the way people associate and interact with each other including family life, friends
and secondary group relationships (e.g. schoolmates, co-workers, football fans, etc). The pros. And cons of the changes can be included.
2. How poverty is explained (you can use the theory “Culture of Poverty” by Oscar Lewisas a specific part of functionalism). Why does the U.S. have the highest poverty
rate of almost all the developed nations?
3. Why some groups in America are more successful in education(high schools,
colleges—boys vs girls, minority groups vs white students, students of low income families vs those of high income families, private vs public schools in
terms of educational achievement and attainment…).
4-6 pages, double spaced. At least four citations from at least two different sources.