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Soc 102 Writing Assignment

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Writing Assignment Soc 102: Social Problems

Learning Objectives

1)   Define race, ethnicity, and minority.

2)   Define the concepts of prejudice and discrimination

3)   Identify and make suggestions to resolving social problems resulting from these concepts.

Required Reading

 Read Chapters 7 in the text.

Assignment

Due: Wednesday March 7, by the start of class

1.     Prepare a 750 to 1,050-word paper in which you assess the role of race and ethnicity in the U.S.  In your paper, be sure to address ONE of the following items in depth:

a.      Compare and contrast James Loewen’s “Sundown Towns” and “Lies My Teacher Told Me” with Chapter 7 in the text.

b.     Consider  race and ethnicity and the role each  plays in the development of communities in the U.S. http://sundown.afro.illinois.edu/

c.      How do racial discrimination and prejudice continue to produce inequalities in the United States? Include in your response issues of income, wealth, and educational attainment.

d.     How does discrimination and ethnic history  influence the life circumstances of racial and ethnic groups in Imperial Valley?

e.      Submit to turnitin with subject: Name, SOC 102 Writing Assignment CRN#

APA format (12pt. font Times New Roman, double spaced)

Cover page

At least two citations

Reference page

The following may be helpful

www.library.yale/rsc/ethnic/internet.html,www.fairhousing.com,www.hsp.org,www.naacp.org

GRADING RUBRIC: 

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS

 

Item

Description

Percent

Score

1

Content and Conceptualization

10

 

2

Logical organization of thoughts, ideas and structure

10

 

3

Clarity

10

 

4

Spelling, Grammar, etc.

10

 

5

APA format

10

 

 

Total

50

 

 

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