SOC 308 Week 3 Final Paper Problem and Outline

SOC 308 Week 3 Final Paper Problem and Outline

SOC 308 Week 3 Final Paper Problem and Outline

To prepare for your Final Paper, review the Final Paper instructions in Week Five of your online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide. Then, complete the following written assignment and submit it for feedback from your instructor.

The paper must be formatted according to APA style and include a title and a reference page.

For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.


Describe the society selected for your paper. This could be a nation, other than the U.S., or possibly a large ethnic group within another country. Discuss why you believe this is an appropriate topic for your Final Paper. 


Using the sample below as a guide, provide an outline for your Final Paper. 

Select and analyze a society demonstrating ethnic stratification and conflict, including evidence of prejudice and discrimination. In addition to a description of the selected society, papers should include an analysis of similarities and differences as compared to the United States. 

While the following example can be modified to suit your needs, this outline is likely to result in a high quality Final Paper: 

a. Title 

b. Describe the selected society, focusing on ethnic groups, stratification, and conflict. 

c. Provide examples of the problem, including evidence of prejudice and discrimination. 

d. What do the experts say about ethnic problems (or ethnic harmony) in the selected society? 

e. Compare the selected society to the United States. Evaluate similarities and difference related to ethnic groups, stratification, and conflict, using specific examples gathered in your research. 

f. Conclude with reflections and thoughts about ethnic groups and the societies in which we live. This is a good place to include personal opinions, assuming you wish to share them in a research paper. 

g. References: Provide at least five sources from the Ashford Online Library that you plan to include in your Final Paper.