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SOC 308 Week 5 Final Paper
A sociologist must be able to analyze racial and ethnic differences in different national contexts.
For example, in the U.S., we tend to think of race in a particular way. In order to develop this skill, select and analyze a society demonstrating ethnic stratification and conflict, including evidence of prejudice and discrimination. In addition to a description of the selected society, include an analysis of similarities and differences as compared to the United States.
While the following example can be modified to suit your needs, this outline is likely to result in a high quality Final Paper:
2. Describe the selected society, focusing on ethnic groups, stratification, and conflict.
3. Provide examples of the problem, including evidence of prejudice and discrimination.
4. What do the experts say about ethnic problems (or ethnic harmony) in the selected society?
5. Compare the selected society to the United States. Evaluate similarities and differences related to ethnic groups, stratification, and conflict, using specific examples gathered in your research.
6. Conclude with reflections and thoughts about ethnic groups and the societies in which we live. This is a good place to include personal opinions, assuming you wish to share them in a research paper.
Academic research papers must meet university level standards of quality. What constitutes quality, academic research?
1. Primary sources written by experts in the field of study.
2. Secondary sources supported by research in primary sources
3. Credible sources (experts in the area of study) – If your citation and reference cannot include the name of a credible expert this is most likely not a scholarly source.
4. Relevant research (materials are pertinent to the area of study)
5. Peer-reviewed journal articles (journal articles reviewed by recognized experts in the relevant field of study)
6. Educational and Government websites (those ending with a web URL suffix of .edu or .gov) may be appropriate in some cases but should be evaluated carefully.
Please visit the Academic Research section on your course homepage (accessible through the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab on the left navigation toolbar) to review what types of materials are not acceptable for academic, university level research.
The paper must be eight to ten pages in length, formatted according to APA style, and include a title and a reference page (which does not count towards the page length). Support your points with examples from the text and at least seven scholarly sources, three of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library.
For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.
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