SOC 320 Thesis and Outline of Final Paper (Social Security)

SOC 320 Thesis and Outline of Final Paper (Social Security)

SOC 320 Thesis and Outline of Final Paper (Social Security)

Thesis and Outline of Final Paper. This assignment is to be a thorough outline, including components as detailed below, of your Final Paper.

Your Final Paper is to be a comprehensive research study on one of the following public policy topics:
Environmental Concerns
Health Care
Primary and Secondary Public Education
Social Security
Your outline of the topic will include:

The scope and nature of the public policy problem.

How the problem came to public and political awareness.


The evolution of related public policy. 

Level of government and the actors involved.

The intergovernmental structure and political concerns.

Conflicting public opinion and impact on policy solutions.

The approaches to policy formulation, adoption, and evaluation.

The suggested policy direction (continuation, change or termination) and future impact.

Read the following essay, written by Antonio, a fourth-grade student.

The Bully in the Mirror
Antonio, 4th Grade

Mirror Mirror on the wall why must I be the
Bully that has to fall. I beat on kids around the school
The mirror told me it wasn’t cool. The mirror told me to change.
My ways I have beat up kids all by days. I have no friends.
It’s just not right. The mirror said cause you like to fight.
I am a bully how could this be. The mirror is starting to
Change me. Reflections are now flashing back to me.
Someone plant the seed inside of me. Now the mirror has
shown me poor. I’ll change my ways and start
new days the bully is no more part of me.
Any bully can change.

Antonio obviously wants to make change.  As a fourth grader, it is almost impossible to do this alone.  Therefore, he has handed this writing piece to you, his teacher.  Understanding that this transformation involves far more than you and Antonio, you will devise a plan to help him change his history and be a good person.  

Devise a game plan for Antonio’s change:

Share two lessons or activities that can be completed with the whole class.  The lessons should focus on the importance of awareness and bully prevention.  Describe the activities and how these lessons will benefit the class as a whole.

List one idea showing how the class can support Antonio’s change.  Explain how you will help your students support their former tormentor.

List one strategy that you can help Antonio implement in order for him to stay on the right path.  (e.g., Literature, a check list, or a change in routine.)

Explain one suggestion you will share with Antonio’s parents, so that this change in behavior is a true partnership between you, the child, and the parents.
Use the information from your text and the Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Centerwebsite to create your plan.  You must include one additional resource other than the two given.  Please be very specific with your activities, so that your classmates can recreate these lessons in their own classrooms.  


Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length.

Must include at least one scholarly resource in addition to the text and required resources.  

Must be formatted according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a Reference page formatted according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must be well organized and reflect college level writing.

Carefully review the Grading Rubricfor the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.