Topics we have addressed: Drugs, Mental illness, Crime and violence, Race and ethnicity, social problems related to family life.
A valuable assignment for this course is completion of a Media Review of a movie, television series, etc. that relates to one of the social problems we have discussed in class.
- Briefly summarize its content, assuming that your readers are not familiar with it.
- Discuss at least three ways that the film/series conflicts with information that you learned in this course and three ways in which it is consistent with course material.
- Discuss whether you believe the film/series reinforces stereotypes about the social problem, and if so, what should be done to better inform the public about the problem?
The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to demonstrate that youâ€™ve learned more than basic definitions in this course. As we discussed at the beginning of the course, sociology allows you to see the social world a little differently, and this is your opportunity to show that youâ€™ve developed the skill of application. As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
To successfully complete this assignment you must post your media review and then respond to the reviews of two other students.