SOC 100 Complete Class Assignments
SOC 100 Week 1 Individual Assignment Cultural Background Paper
You are all descended either from immigrants to America or from Native Americans. All of us,
therefore, have in our background a culture other than the one that governs most of our present social
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing some of the similarities and differences between norms of
your cultural background and those of the dominant American culture.
Describe how these similarities and differences affect your life. How has your own cultural background
contributed to the mix that is the dominant American culture? How did you learn your culture? Have
you developed a new culture as an adult? If so, what influenced you to do so?
SOC 100 Week 2 Individual Assignment Sociological Perspective Paper
Watch a situation comedy, drama, or reality television show though a sociologist's eyes. While watching
the show, imagine how one or more of the major theorists would explain the show's situation or story.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper including a brief synopsis of the show and an explanation of the
events based on a sociological perspective (social conflict, structural-functional, or symbolic
interactionism). You may choose to focus on a specific scene or character from the show instead of the
State from which perspective you are viewing, and provide specific examples from the show that relate
to the basic tenets of your selected perspective.
SOC 100 Week 3 Individual Assignment Research Problem and Method Paper
Select a social phenomenon, problem, or issue that you think warrants sociological research.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on why the topic needs to be researched, define the problem within
that topic, and outline how you would conduct the research, including methods and research design.
Why is the method you chose appropriate to this problem? Why are other methods not appropriate?
You may choose to support the thesis with previous research using primary research sources. Include
resources that would be helpful in your research.
SOC 100, Week 4, Individual Assignment, Social Group and Social Changes Paper
SOC 100 Week 4 Individual Assignment Social Group and Social Changes Paper
Examine several social groups or organizations to which you belong or have belonged (school,
government, family, religious, special interest club, and so forth).
· Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper explaining the role of the group and the social functions it
supports or promotes.
· Define the groups that you select in terms of primary and secondary classifications. If group is deemed
a reference group, consider how this group affects or hasaffected your lifepersonally and/or
professionally? If you select any organizations for youranalysis, consider Weber’s five characteristics of
an ideal bureaucracy and suggest which (if any) of the characteristics are directly applicable to your
organization. From personal experience, examine the positive and negative ramifications of operating
within a bureaucratic structure.
SOC 100 Week 5 Individual Assignment Social Mobility Paper
Reflect on the similarities and differences between you, your parents, and your grandparents in regard
to various stratification variables such as education, religion, income, occupation, area of residence,
consumption patterns, and political participation.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on the similarities and differences, and consider to what extent you
are upwardly or downwardly mobile.
Explain why some of these differences exist, what caused them, and if they have changed or influenced
your attitudes and behaviors. How have these differences changed your life from how it was when you
SOC 100, Week 5, Individual Assignment, Social Mobility Paper 2
SOC 100 Week 5 LT Assignment Social Organization and Change Presentation
Brainstorm questions and create a survey to administer to their respective coworkers. The survey should
allow the team to gather information about how their respective workplaces have changed over a set
period (e.g., the last 10 years). Questions should focus on the socialization process of the workplace (Is
there one? Has it changed?), the work culture (Is there one? How is it transmitted?), causes of change,
and how changes have affected workers.
Include subjects that have been employed with the company for varying amounts of time (e.g., new
hire, 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years). Complete this portion of the assignment for Week Four.
Complete the survey portion of this assignment as outlined in Week Four.
Compile the data from the survey administered to your coworkers.
Compare, contrast, and summarize your findings from the team in a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper using a
minimum of two outside resources. The final product should analyze how the social organization
(workplace) has changed over a period (e.g.,10 years) and the effects of change on the lives of
Prepare a 10- to 20-minute PowerPoint® presentation using 10 to 15 slides.