This project allows you to
develop some interviewing skills, generate tables, create a timeline, and write
a debate. These different mini projects allow you to think outside of the box
of the traditional assignment and assessment format, stretching your academic
capabilities and applying them to the sociology discipline.
1. Ask five people how they
would define racism, religion, and family, and then
summarize the definitions. Identify the similarities and differences in the
definitions. Provide your own definitions of each and how they relate to each
a. You can use any means you
want to interview people. Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), email, or
personal interviews are all acceptable.
2. Generate a table with a list
of the different patterns of interaction between minority and majority groups.
The table should have three columns:
One column for the models
One column providing three facts about each model
c. One column providing two
different examples for each model
a K-W-L table for each of the racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Create
three columns for each table with the following categories: What I KNOW (K),
what I WANT to know (W), and what I LEARNED (L). Complete the “K” and “W”
sections, listing at least three things you know and three things that you want
to know about each of the racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Then,
perform research on the different associated cultures, and list three things
you learned about the different cultures, and fill them in the “L” section.
Create a timeline listing the different stages of family life. Make note of any
events, significant milestones, or problems that may occur.
5. Argue both sides (supporting
and rejecting) the following statement in one to two paragraphs: The religions
in the world will never get along because they are too different.