Assignment: Population & Social Change

Assignment: Population & Social Change

Assignment: Population & Social Change


Instructions Choose one question from each of the question sets below (2 sets total). In other words, you will be answering two questions total (1 from each set).

Question Set 1

· Compare and contrast how structural-functionalists, symbolic-interactionists, and social-conflict theorists examine urban growth.

· Propose and analyze some potential best-case scenarios and worst-case scenarios for population and urban growth in the United States and globally over the next hundred years.

· Compare and contrast how immigration affects the United States with how immigration is affecting other nations. Also, compare and contrast how the United States is responding to immigration with ways other nations are responding to migration to their respective countries.

Question Set 2

· How do deprivation theory and resource mobilization theory explain social movements?

· Define collective behavior from a sociological perspective and explain the difference between collective behavior and mass behavior, specifically. Share examples of mass behavior.

· Define collective behavior from a sociological perspective and explain the relationship between collective behavior and social change.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

· Length: 1-2 pages (not including References page)

· 1-inch margins

· Double spaced

· 12-point Times New Roman font

· Running header in the upper left of all pages

· Page number in the upper right of all pages

· Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style

· References page (at the very least the textbook and/or online lessons should be cited)

Grading This activity will be graded based on the Essay Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 6, 7   Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Friday

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