Social Problems Paper

The purpose of this paper is to provide you with an opportunity to integrate knowledge and experience related to human difference with your own ideas and personal commitment(s). Examine one of the persistent divisions between age, genders, racial and ethnic groups, as well as poverty, immigration and disability, etc. Evaluation of this paper will be based on evidence that you understand and are able to apply the principles and concepts presented during the course, both in the readings and class discussions including appropriate rationale and sources (please cite your work). Your paper will be based on a specific marginalized group or social problem of your choice. While you will not have time to deal with each area, please choose the information that is most relevant to understanding human difference and the responsibility of individuals for responding to these differences in a professional setting. Please have at least three sources (interview and course material can be used as sources). 1. Introduce the social problem. 2. Discuss three aspects of the social problem. 3. Using ideas from the text, readings, class and outside sources, list steps and/or principles people can use to remedy the social problem. 4. Mention any emotional responses, changes in thinking, or insights you personally gained from your research. 5. Conclusion Paper guidelines: • Completed papers should be 4-5pages, typed, double-spaced, 12-point with 1” margins. • Create a cover page for your project: Your name Introduction to Sociology (SOC 201) Title Due date • Pages must be numbered. • Grammar, spelling, and format are important. Be sure to use your spell/grammar check and proof read your work. Proper spelling & grammar are important indicators of a well-prepared paper. Excessive errors will result in a reduction of points. • This is an academic paper, therefore the explanations must be written in formal language (no slang, limit contractions, such as can’t, don’t, won’t).