Title: Deviant Behavior
Introduction: This assignment will assist in your gaining a better understanding of the culture influence in society
This assignment fulfills/supports
* Module Outcome: You will be able to recognize how social location influences who and what is defined as deviant
* Course Outcome: You will be able to explain the nature of deviance and its most common forms and the social stratification found in contemporary societies to include gender and race/ethnicity.
* General Education Competency You will be able to communicate effectively using the conventions of American Standard English in professional and academic environments. You will be able to demonstrate socialization skills that support cultural awareness and a global perspective.
The Assignment – Case Study Analysis
Students will begin this assignment by choosing a film of their liking and analysis the contents for specific sociological perspectives and examples of terms from the text as it pertains to Deviance.
The goal of this assignment is to explain how specific sociological elements are present in an in-depth manner as it pertains to deviance. This is not a film summary nor a film review.
For the film you have chosen, students will analyze the content for sociological perspectives as it pertains to deviance in an in-depth manner. The discussion board must briefly summarize the film and include a detailed thesis. The thesis statement must clearly identify how that particular film shows evidence of the specific concepts found in the film and our chapter 6 reading from our textbook. An example would be:
“The 1988 film “Stand and Deliver” represents a clear analysis of achieved status, as well as ethnic and economic stigma through the conflict perspective”
You should select 3-4 terms from chapter 6 on deviance that you will be able to identify from the film as examples in your analysis. You should include a definition of the term prior to giving examples of that term. Also, make a reference to how your examples (from the film) are reflections of that term. Each paragraph should be dedicated to evaluating a specific term.
A conclusion paragraph should wrap up your ideas and reinforce your thesis. Points to remember: Incorporate at least 3 concepts pertaining to deviance from chapter 6 that relates to the film of your choice. Clearly identify and explain at least one major theoretical perspective (Conflict Theory, Functionalist Theory or Symblic Inteactionist Theory- for example: the theories discussed regarding deviance in chapter 6, when analyzing the film. Show clear comprehension of one or more of the key concepts.
Failure to post your initial response to the question by Thursday will result in -10 points per day for each day after. For instance if you make you main post on Sunday, and respond to two classmates with all of the requirements met, the highest grade that you can earn is a 70 for that particular discussion board.
Quality primary input–Your initial post will count as 80%. Primary input should be thorough and direct and posted no later than Thursday. Quality primary input should be complete, thoughtful, and well-developed responses that are substantive and may contain specific text references. Students should refrain from personal opinions unless it is based upon objective facts. It must be detailed; at least two paragraphs (5-7 sentences each). If there is more than one part to a question, you must answer all parts of the question.
Quality secondary input (responses to classmates input) -You must respond to at least 2 others classmates(10 points each). You should add to the discussion or invite further discussion by raising a contrasting idea, praising a specific portion of a classmate’s answer or offering another perspective. Repeating your classmates post or responding, “Good answer” or “Great job” or “I agree” will not be counted as a response.
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