Introduction to Sociology II
Science and the American Public
In 500 words, answer the following four questions using the information from Chapters 8 and 14 along with your own research on science education in your community and in the United States.
What did you find when you researched science education in your community?;
What are common controversies in science and health education in the United States?;
Is the teaching of scientific theories, such as evolution, restricted and if so, why do you think this is so?;
What is the social impact of restricting scientific education and limiting the information students receive about evolution, time dating of the earth, fossil records, human sexual functioning, and so forth?
This week you will be creating the outline for your final.
For the final in this course, you will create a photographic essay to illustrate a social problem, summarize and discuss that social problem using sociological concepts and one sociological perspective, and research two different social movements devoted to solving or alleviating this social problem.
Your outline should include the following information:
Review the Photo Essays that are presented throughout your text. What photo essays are did you like and/or are considering modeling for your own Photo Essay?
Choose a social problem of interest and important to you.
Ideas you are thinking about for the creation of your own Photo Essay that illustrates the social problem.
You can use Microsoft Word and Google Images to copy and paste images into a word document.
Write a brief description of the social problem. What 4-6 social concepts are you going to highlight?
What perspective are you going to use (structural-functionalism, conflict, or symbolic interactionist)? How would this sociological perspective examine and explain the social problem?
Research two different organizations or social movement devoted to solving or alleviating this social problem. What two organizations are you going to use?
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