SO 338 Park University Unit 6 Concepts of Identity Discussions

SO 338 Park University Unit 6 Concepts of Identity Discussions

SO 338 Park University Unit 6 Concepts of Identity Discussions


Question Description

I need help with a Sociology question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn

  • Introduction

The Assignment for this course, you will be given the opportunity to construct in a creative project that explores some of the core issues of identity and interaction and relationship between the self and society in greater depth. In part one of this assignment, you answered a series of questions about your own identity and began to think about how aspects of your identity connect to sociological understandings of the self and interaction. In part 2 and 3 you will explore these connections further through a paper and creative representation of your identity. Only part 2 is due in unit 6, but you should have an idea about your creative project before writing the paper. SO 338 Park University Unit 6 Concepts of Identity Discussions


For part 2 of this project, you will address the following things in paragraph form:


What are you choosing to do your project on (be as specific as possible)? What aspects of your identity are you addressing? What motivated you to choose this topic? What aspects of the topic do you find particularly interesting and worth looking into further? What type of project (ie. art work, poster, poem etc.) did/will you create?


Using at least 3 articles that we covered in class, explain how these works have spurred you to think further about your identity in a sociological manner. What theories of the self and interaction are relevant to your experiences? Define and explain each of the concepts/theories before applying them to your empirical examples.


Based on your sociologically analysis, what might be some further issues of exploration and additional sociological questions? Are there gaps in the analysis or issues left unexplained?



Section 1: Project Description

The student answered all questions clearly and reflectively. The responses clearly describe the project and plan for the creative aspect.


Section 2: Connection to Course Concepts/Theories
The student demonstrated a clear understanding of the concepts of identity and the social constructed reality. They discussed these concepts in relation to their identities and experiences with empirical examples. At least 3 articles where included in the application.


Section 3: Further Questions
The student reflected on the limitations of the application and offered further questions related to their empirical examples.


Readability and Timely Submission
Paper was easy to read. The paper was submitted by the deadline.


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.

Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.

One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.

I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.

Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.

In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.

Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).

Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).

Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.

I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.

Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.

As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.

It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.

LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.

Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.

Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?

Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.

Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.

Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.

If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.

I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.

As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.


Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:

Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.

Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.