Grand Canyon University Symbolic Interactionism Worksheet

SOC-417Symbolic Interactionism Worksheet
Use the GCU library to find your scholarly sources:
Topic 5: Symbolic Interactionism
Citing two sources, summarize what is meant by symbolic interactionism. (150-200 words)
Using your selected social problem from Topic 1, discuss how the ideas of Mead, Goffman,
and Cooley apply, and what the strengths and weaknesses of their explanations of the social
problem would be.(150-200 words)
How Theory Works
Using your selected social problem, cite two sources that discuss how symbolic interactionism
explains your social problem.(150-200 words)
Citing two sources, explain whether symbolic interactionism has perpetuated your selected
social problem, and how it might be used to create a solution for it. (150-200 words)
References
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SOC-417 Topic 5:
How Theory Works Essay
Outline
Assignment Directions:
Create an outline below for the Final Essay by completing each section. You will turn in your
outline for feedback from your instructor. Use this feedback to revise your outline:
I.
Introduction:
Describe your selected social problem (30-40 words):
Provide an explanation of the social problem and a justification for choosing it. (50-75 words)
Apply the social imagination to the selected social problem. (50-75 words)
II.
Functionalism-
Describe how the functionalist perspective explains the social problem you selected. (75-100
words)
III.
Classical Conflict Theory-
Describe how the classical conflict perspective explains the social problem you selected. (75100 words)
IV.
Modern Conflict Theory-
Describe how the modern conflict perspective explains the social problem you selected. (75100 words)
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V.
Symbolic Interactionism-
Describe how the symbolic interactionism perspective explains the social problem you
selected. (75-100 words)
VI.
The Christian Worldview and Sociological Thought
Explain how someone with the Christian Worldview might approach reasoning for the social
problem as well as the hope of alleviating the social problem. (75-100 words)
VII.
Conclusion-
Conclude your essay with a statement of how society works according to the theories
presented in this course. (75-100 words)
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