Find and read an article that is related to a topic covered in class discussion or 2023
- Find and read an article that is related to a topic covered in class discussion or in your text for the week you have chosen. You may use newspapers, magazines, journals, and online sources.
- Once you have made your selection and read your article, write a brief summary of the article (1-2 pages) double-spaced. Include:
a. Explanation of why you selected this topic.
b. Where you found the article.
c. Summarize the article.
d. Explain how it relates to the topic covered the assigned week.
e. Choose a social theory and explain how it helps understand the topic of the article
f. Give your opinion of the article.
- Prepare a presentation for the class. Include your article summary, where you found the article, and how it relates to the course concepts. Your slides should be brief bullet points not your text from the paper cut and pasted on a slide. The presentation should be no less than 5 minutes and no more than 10 minutes.
- Additionally, find one short video online that can serve as an example of the topic. This can be a clip from a TV show, Movie, original work, comedy routine, etc. Include this in your presentation.
The write-up is due at the beginning of the class on the day your presentation is given.
Presentation Assessment Criteria
Briefly and clearly summarizes content of article
Describes ties between article and course content
Describe how the sociological theory you chose helps explain the topic
Presentation is coherent, organized, and within 10 minutes
Write up the summary of the article including the points above.
750 to 850 words