Response Papers (Sociology 198S)

On 3 occasions during the semester, you will write a 2 to 3 page paper to be submitted through Sakai using the Drop Box. For these papers, you should select a chapter we have already covered from the textbook and apply concepts from the chapter to interpret the findings of one or more articles from the assigned readings (listed for the class meeting following the chapter on the syllabus). These responses should demonstrate that you have completed the assigned readings, illustrate your understanding of the theories and concepts presented in the textbook, and critically engage the material. Describe your reaction to the readings and critique the argument or findings presented in the articles. I’ll ask some of you to briefly summarize your argument for us during class on days these papers are due. You are welcome to submit these prior to the deadline listed on the syllabus. 

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