Week 2 – Assignment
Theorist of Choice
The text, Sociology: Beyond Common Sense, describes many individuals who have contributed to our current view of sociology, including:
- Auguste Comte
- Emile Durkheim
- Karl Marx
- Max Webber
- Harriet Martineau
- Jane Addams
- W.E.B. Dubois
- Erving Goffman
- George Herbert Mead
- Robert Merton
From the list provided, identify one theorist whose work regarding society you found most interesting. Using the knowledge you have gained thus far in this course, write a paper that describes the theory or work aligned to the chosen theorist and provide three reasons why you chose this theorist. Use scholarly resources to support your thesis.
The paper must be three to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style Ashford Writing Center Essay (Links to an external site.). You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which must be found in the Ashford Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Durkin, K. F., & Carrothers, R. M. (2015). Sociology: Beyond common sense [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
- Chapter 4: Socialization
- Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
- Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime
(n.d.). The anomie tradition. (Links to an external site.) Retrieved from http://deviance.socprobs.net/Unit_3/Theory/Anomie….
- This resource is provided as an alternative and supplemental viewpoint to the text and provides greater detail in relation to the topic of deviant behavior and the theoretical work of Durkheim.
Hammond, R., Cheney, P., & Pearsey, R. (2015). Introduction to sociology: 06 socialization. (Links to an external site.) Retrieved from http://freesociologybooks.com/Introduction_To_Sociology/06_Socialization.php#
- This resources is provided as an alternative and supplemental viewpoint to the text and provides greater detail in relation to the topic of socialization.
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Tierney, J. (2009). Anomie theory. In Key Perspectives in Criminology. Retrieved from http://www.ebrary.com
- The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the ebrary database in the Ashford University Library. This resource is provided as an alternative and supplemental viewpoint to the text and provides greater detail in relation to deviant behavior and the theoretical work of Durkheim.