SOC 400 Reflective Journal 2: Stereotypes Recent

SOC 400 Reflective Journal 2: Stereotypes Recent

SOC 400 Reflective Journal 2: Stereotypes Recent

Reflective Journal 2: Stereotypes

Due Week 4 and worth 20 points

Write a half to one (1/2 to 1) page journal entry in which you:

1.      Describe one or two (1-2) stereotypes you have witnessed or experienced.

2.      Explain how you dealt with the stereotyping behavior when it was about someone else and how you dealt with it.

3.      Complete the page requirement.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·         Analyze the sociological and psychological rationale for theories of racism and prejudice.

Write clearly and concisely about sociology of class, gender, ethnicity, and race using proper writing mechanics.


Assignment 1: Topic, Rationale, and Annotated Bibliography

Due Week 2 and worth 80 points


Assume you are an investigative reporter for a major publication (magazine or newspaper) who has been assigned to research an important issues (ethnic, racial, or gender) that are evidencing problems and affecting people in a local area, workplace, or a specific part of the world. (Note: a list of possible topics is provided, but you may select another one not on the list. However, it must be approved by your professor.) Your goal will be to provide an in-depth analysis and put a human face on the issue, the problems being evidenced, and proposing changes to bring about improvement for those affected. You will report your analysis in a series of articles that the editor plans to publish in two (2) major parts:

·         Part I (Assignment 2) will focus on the history, current issues, and proposed changes.

·         Part 2 (Assignment 3) will include revisions to Part 1 (Assignment 2) and focus on the benefits and challenges of the proposed changes as well as responses to the challenges.

·         Assignment 4 will require you to provide a summary in a PowerPoint presentation for a meeting of the National Association of Journalists.

Your professor will act as your editor and provide guidance as you refine your topic area and articles.  

Assignment 1: Topic, Rationale, and Annotated Bibliography requires you to conduct preliminary research and select one topic area for the series. This part is for your editor / professor and is for background.


Possible Topics

1.         Native American equality issues in the U.S.

2.         African-American equality issues in the U.S.

3.         Hispanic American equality issues in the U.S.

4.         Gender equality issues in the U.S. (or specific workplace)

5.         White ethnic American equality issues in the U.S.

6.         Gender equality issues in a specific region (another country outside of U.S.)

7.         Jewish American equality issues in the U.S.

8.         Arab American equality issues in the U.S.

9.         Asian-American equality issues in the U.S.

10.       Assimilation and pluralism in the U.S.

11.       Immigration issues in the U.S.

12.       Ethnicity and racial identity issues in the U.S.

13.       Ethnicity and racial issues in Brazil or South Africa

14.       Ethnicity, racial, or language issues in Canada

15.       Global issues from Chapter 16

16.       Other topics by faculty approval                   

            Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

1.      Identify one (1) topic area you would like to research for the series of articles. (The topic area selected should involve problems for those affected.)

2.      Provide a rationale with three (3) reasons for selecting the topic area.

3.      Include an annotated bibliography of five (5) credible, reliable sources for the selected topic area.

Note: Select credible, reliable references or sources as defined by your textbook. An annotated bibliography includes a reference to the source and a four to six (4-6) sentence description about the source. More sources will be required for the other parts of series of articles or Parts 1 and 2.