Please note this week's assignment schedule:
Wednesday, October 22 - Read and take notes on 8.2 before class begins.
Thursday, October 23 - Completed chart on social deviance as seen in The Breakfast Club due at the beginning of class.
Monday, October 27 - Essay on social deviance as seen in The Breakfast Club due at the beginning of class. The rubric for this assignment is attached below.
Monday 11/3 - TEST on Chapters 5,6 & 8 due before class begins. PLEASE EMAIL ME THIS ASSIGNMENT!
Each of the following questions will be worth up to 5 points (25 points total). Please answer each question fully and carefully. Remember, this is a test - the point of this exam is to apply the concepts we have learned in class to real world situations.
1. What are the five agents of socialization? Explain how each agent has influenced your social development thus far.
2. Please read "Teen 'Like' and 'FOMO' Anxiety: Teens on Social Media"
According to this article, what effects can the mass media have on teenagers' social development? What advice would you give to teens who have developed a "social media addiction?"
3. Please read "Why Many Inner City Schools Function Like Prisons"
According to author and educator Alan Singer, what additional challenges do many inner-city students face? What is the school-to-prison-pipeline? Explain which of the sociological theories best explain the causes of this phenomenon. According to Singer, what can be done stop the school-to-prison-pipeline?
4. Please read "By Noon They'd Be in Heaven"
What crime did Kelli Stapleton commit? Should Stapleton be labeled a social deviant? Explain why or why not (discuss the labeling theory and the notion of social stigma).
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