Analytic Sociological Journal             


Sociological Journal Guidelines and Instructions

the Sociological Journal offers students the opportunity to write about connections between their own lives and sociological concepts. Please address the entire prompt and thoroughly elaborate on the examples discussed. Your journal entries should be well organized, well-structured, and well-written. College-level writing is expected for this assignment. Make sure to use paragraph breaks in your journals.

Formatting: Please, type this assignment using Times New Roman, 12-point font, use double space, and have 1-inch margins all around. Each journal response should be between 1-2 pages. Please include a title page and reference page/bibliography. Use the ASA (American Sociological Association) reference style. See the Quick Tips for ASA Style Guide PDF in our Canvas Shell.

Upload on Canvas as ONE document with the three journal entries clearly identified (e.g., 1, 2, 3). The document will be reviewed by Turnitin.com, so please, make sure to cite your sources.

Journal Prompts

Journal #1, Theory and Coronavirus: Drawing from any chapter you would like, discuss the major tenets of functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. Discuss which theory you find the most helpful in understanding the spread of the Coronavirus and our societys response to the virus? *Hint: Chapter 1 provides an overview of the three theories. Also, in most chapters, there are examples of how the theories are applied to various social issues.

Journal #2, Race-Ethnicity and Coronavirus: Drawing from Chapter 8 AND a newspaper article* of your choice discuss how racial-ethnic inequality is shaping the spread of the Coronavirus itself (i.e., the epidemiology of the virus) in the U.S. You may focus on a specific U.S. city or state or the entire U.S. The newspaper article must be from a credible source like the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Fox, CNN, etc. please provide a citation of your source on your reference page/bibliography.