Sociological Imagination Essay

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Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 1
Lesson
Minimum of 3 outside scholarly sources
Instructions
The textbook reading for the week explores social forces that can affect the seemingly private act of suicide. For this assignment, conduct scholarly research on a different private or individualistic act that could be regarded as a broader social problem or social issue, something other than suicide. You may choose one of the following or a topic of your own:

Homelessness
Veteran homelessness
Domestic violence
Addiction
Obesity
In an essay, address the following:

Determine how the sociological imagination can help understand that problem.
Compare and contrast that research with the textbook’s explanation of ways sociologists apply the sociological imagination to understand a problem.
Your paper must contain scholarly support in the form of quotes or paraphrases with respective citations from assigned reading (the textbook/lesson) and the outside scholarly sources that you identify on your own.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 2-3 pages (not including references page)
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
Running header in the upper left of all pages
Page number in the upper right of all pages
Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style
References page (minimum of 3 outside scholarly sources plus the textbook/lesson)
Title page not required
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