Sociology

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.