Assignment 1: LASA 2: The Application Paper
By Monday, June 8, 2015, using the textbook and Argosy Online Library, write a 5-7 page paper using APA standards for citation of sources that focuses on the following:
Interview two different individuals regarding their positions in society. Analyze their responses regarding:
- Identify each personâ€™s class, race, and gender.
- What role has class, race, and gender played in their lives? How do you see these stratifiers as playing a role, even if the interviewee is unaware of it?
- Apply one of the sociological perspectives (structural-functional, social-conflict, or symbolic-interaction) to the individualsâ€™ lives. Why did you choose this particular perspective? How does it explain each personâ€™s life and life choices?
- What are some the benefits and limitations to using interview as a research methodology?
- Analyze each personâ€™s components of culture (language, symbols, material objects, and behaviors) and relate them to his/her stratified position in society.
Please post your completed paper in the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.