Welcome to your course page!
In this course, you will choose a topic or issue of your choice originating from the many social phenomenon addressed in SO 101 and then examine this topic through a particular theoretical lens you learned in class. Use this page and the tabs above to help jump start your research.
Remember that directions and deadlines for the Term Paper Assignment are described in Professor Sundblad's syllabus.
GATHERING BACKGROUND INFORMATION: As you begin to dig into a new topic, explore general information first.
This will enable you to:
FINDING SPECIFIC INFORMATION: The next step is to examine the scholarly literature available on the topic you select.
Make sure that you are clear about what constitutes "scholarly" so you can:
ADD IN NEWS MEDIA: Follow up by seeing how your topic is reported by the press and/or popular media.
Questions to consider as you dig in:
GIVE CREDIT: It's important to cite your references appropriately. You can pick either APA or ASA style.
ASHLEY IS YOUR COURSE LIBRARIAN: Notice that all Ashley's contact info is in the box on the HOME tab of this guide.
1. If you are on this box, you already located an overview source and also possibly your scholarly journal articles.
2. It's time to find 6 news media articles.
3. These will be from "popular" sources, written by journalists or people with an interest in the topic who are not necessarily disciplinary experts.
4. This box will lead you to databases with newspapers and magazines.