SOC 112 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric Milestone One is your first opportunity to work on an element of your final project. In this assignment, you will identify and summarize a contemporary social issue of your choice. This social issue will become the main topic of your final project, and you will revisit the issue throughout the course as you work on your final project. You can choose a social issue from the topic list below, or you can select a social issue of your choice. After selecting your topic, explain what is happening with the social issue—what is its impact? Who is affected? What do people think about it? Are there any debates surrounding the issue? Also, provide a brief history of how the issue began. For this assessment, you will examine a contemporary social issue using your sociological lens. You will begin by selecting your own contemporary social issue to use as the base of your project. You may use an issue from the list provided below or choose an issue of interest to you that you find in the news or media, or perhaps one you encounter in your daily life.
Crime and violence
Drug and alcohol abuse
Income inequality and wealth distribution After selecting your topic, explain what is happening with the social issue—what is its impact? Who is affected? What do people think about it? Are there any debates surrounding the issue? Also, provide a brief history of how the issue began. Additional sub-topics of interest within these larger issues are included in a Supporting Resource List. You will need to refer to not only your text, but also additional supporting resources as you work on this project. SNHU’s Shapiro Library and the Pew Research Center are great starting points to assist in your research. If you are selecting your topic from the provided list, reference the Supporting Resource List handout for additional research recommendations. Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Topic Selection: To begin this project, you will identify and summarize the contemporary social issue you selected and find at least one scholarly source, citing resources to strengthen your summary. Explain what is happening in the issue, and provide a brief history of how the issue began.
Guidelines for Submission: This milestone must be a minimum of one page in length, a Word document, and written in APA format. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. All references should be cited in APA format. The resources below from the Shapiro Library are great starting points as you work to create and compile citations. If you need additional assistance working on citations, feel free to reach out to the Online Writing Center.
How Do I Cite Sources in APA Style?
EasyBib Citation Generator
Microsoft Word Citation Tools
Rubric Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (80%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Topic Selection Identifies the social issue, citing resources
Identifies the social issue, but does not cite resources or has gaps in detail or accuracy
Does not identify the social issue 45
Summary Summarizes the social issue, citing resources
Summarizes the social issue, but does not cite resources, or summary has gaps in detail or accuracy
Does not summarize the social issue
Articulation of Response Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas
Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas
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