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The Application Paper 5


Write a 5-7 page paper using APA standards for citation of sources that focuses on the following:


Interview two different individuals regarding their positions in society.  Analyze their responses regarding: 1 Male; 1 Female


Ø  Identify each person’s class, race, and gender.


Ø  What role has class, race, and gender played in their lives?  How do you see these stratifiers as playing a role, even if the interviewee is unaware of it?


Ø  Apply one of the sociological perspectives (structural-functional, social-conflict, or symbolic-interaction) to the individuals’ lives.  Why did you choose this particular perspective?  How does it explain each person’s life and life choices?


Ø  What are some the benefits and limitations to using interview as a research methodology?


Ø  Analyze each person’s components of culture (language, symbols, material objects, and behaviors) and relate them to his/her stratified position in society. 




Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

·         Described each person’s class, race, and gender.


·         Evaluated the role of social stratification.


·         Applied a sociological perspective to each subject.


·         Explained the benefits and limitations of the research methodology.


·         Analyzed the components of culture and related them to social stratification.


·         Presentation Components

·         Organization: Introduction, Transitions, Conclusion.


·         Style: Tone, Audience, Word Choice.


·         Usage and Mechanics: Grammar, Spelling, Sentence Structure.


·         APA Elements: Attribution, Paraphrasing, Quotations (when appropriate or assigned).


No plagiarism, no abbreviations



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