This research paper involves individuals a) finding a current (published in the last 6 months) story about a health issue in as it is reported in the media in a reputable newspaper or on a news oriented website. b) Using a sociological theory AND a minimum of two recent (published after 2009) sociological research articles to further unpack and explain the event or item outlined in the chosen health story.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT CHOSEN HEALTH ISSUE RELATES WITH THE RELEVENT SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY AND SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ARTICLES. (Note: A list of Sociological theories are written below.)
Examples of health issues (not from the current year):
References will be prepared using APA formatting on a separate page (at the end of the research).
Papers are to be double-spaced, to have one-inch margins (2.54 cm) on all sides, and 12 point font (preferably Times New Roman). Each page (except the title page) should be numbered sequentially (using the insert page number option in word), including the References page(s).
The research will include three key components:
a. An introduction in which the student briefly summarizes the health issue being considered in the chosen story. This should take up no more than one page of the total research, and preferably be done in half a page.
b. The application of one sociological theory outlined below and one or two of the accompanying key concepts that go with the chosen theory. Students will clearly identify which theory and concepts they are using and then apply them to their chosen story. This will include a consideration of how the theory/concept(s) explains the health issue. In particular, consider what the theory/concept(s) helps us to understand about the underlying cause(s) and ensuing implications or impacts of the issues presented in the health story.