This project will involve applying the three sociological theories (conflict theory, structural functionalism, and symbolic interactionism) to a film or TV show of your choice.
For this project, you must write a 2-3 page double-spaced analysis of a video. You need to:
Pick a film or TV Show
Provide a short summary of your film/TV show (What is the video about? Clarity is important!)
Separately, explain how conflict theory, structural functionalism, and symbolic interactionism would view/interpret your film/TV show. Thoroughly explain using sociological concepts/terms.
Which paradigm do you think is most represented in your film/TV show? Explain.
How to Submit Your Project
You will submit your work here in the CANVAS system as a Word 97-2003, .docx or other wordprocessing file (Google Docs, Open Office are also acceptable).
On the right hand Menu, you will see a SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT button with a circle and a white plus sign.
Click on the SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT button. Then click BROWSE to look for your file on your computer.
When done, click the SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT button.
Film/TV Show Summary: 5 points (Clarity is important)
Interpretation of Conflict Theory, Structural Functionalism, and Symbolic Interactionism: 10 points (must be thorough)
Most Represented Paradigm: 5 Points (Explanation of selected paradigm: why did you select your particular paradigm? How does your paradigm explain your video/DVD? Thoroughly explain).
Usage of sociological concepts: 5 points
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