Research paper Topic: Media Analysis

TCO 1: Given a social problem such as homelessness, use sociological imagination to interpret the problem, assess possible solutions, and illustrate how a social scientist may view this issue in a cultural context.

 

TCO 2: Given a hypothesis such as, “Children who eat a good breakfast do better in school than children who eat a poor breakfast,” apply the scientific method and use appropriate scientific techniques in refining the hypothesis, applying operational definitions, and selecting the appropriate research method for validating the hypothesis.

 

TCO 3: Given a social issue such as, “Who really receives welfare?” compare and contrast the major sociological theories, determine if one theory seems more applicable to this issue than another, and explain why.

 

TCO 4: Given a sample reading, such as Horace Miner’s Nacirema (1959), or a film such as Lord of the Flies, analyze the meaning of culture within society and demonstrate how the concepts of culture and society are inseparable.

 

TCO 5: Given a case study dealing with issues of racial and ethnic discrimination within social organizations, identify areas of social stratification, differentiate between racial and ethnic groups, and illustrate stereotypes within the case study.

 

TCO 6: Given a series of short readings on the interactions of ethnic or racial groups in North America, analyze these interactions based on the cultural characteristics of the groups.

 

TCO 7: Given a case study on a multicultural issue beyond race and ethnicity, such as the aging North American population, changing family forms, gay lifestyles, etc., analyze this issue in the context of a subgroup within a larger “normative” population and evaluate the extent to which the subgroup fits in with society’s overall norms.

 

TCO 8:  Given a film involving a multicultural issue or issues, such as Higher Learning, A Class Divided, or Do the Right Thing, extrapolate at least three major and two minor sociological concepts and demonstrate in a well written essay how these concepts are sociologically related through the film’s storyline.

 

TCO 9: Given a case study involving an applied sociological situation, such as the current state of the educational system in a state or province, analyze the situation from a sociological perspective in order to provide basic guidelines for improving the system.

 

 

TCO’s 1, 2, 3 coincide with chapters 1 and 2.

 

TCO’s 3, 4 coincide with chapters 3 and 4.

 

TCO’s 4, 6 coincide with chapters 5, 6, and 7.

 

TCO’s 3, 5 coincide with chapters 8, 9, and 14.

 

TCO’s 5, 6, 7, 8 coincide with chapters 10 and 11.

 

TCO’s 3, 7 coincide with chapters 12 and 13.

 

TCO’s 8, 9 coincide with chapters 15 and 16.

 

 

The Terminal Course Objectives (TCOs) define the learning objectives that the student will be required to comprehend and demonstrate by course completion. The TCOs that will be covered in detail each week can be found in the Objectives section for that particular week. Whenever possible, a reference will be made from a particular assignment or discussion back to the TCO that it emphasizes.

 

USE THIS INFORMATION AS A REFERENCE. IF YOU REFER TO ONE OF THESE CONCEPTS THEN CITE IT. THE CITATION ACCPETED BY MY PROFESSOR IS LITERALLY THE TCO IN PARENTHASES WITH THE NUMBER AT THE END OF THE SENTENCE example – (TCO 3).

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