SOC 101 Week 5 Assignment Research Paper
Evaluate the impact the Sociological theories, Functionalism, Conflict, and Interactionism has by choosing one of the social institution selected from the list below:
Social Institutions (choose one)
• mass media
In your paper address the following elements:
1. How does each theory apply to the selected sociological institution? What are the similarities? What are the differences?
2. How does each theory affect the views of the individual who is part of the institution?
3. How does each theory affect the approach to social change within the selected institution?
4. Within the Sociological institution selected, how does each theory affect the views of society?
Writing the Research Paper
The Research Paper:
1. Must be seven to nine double-spaced pages in length, (excluding the cover and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
2. Must include a title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
6. Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford Online Library.
7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.