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SOC 308 Entire Course (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc308.com SOC 308 Week 1 DQ 1 Constructing Race SOC 308 Week 1 DQ 2 Implications of Anglo Dominance in the United States SOC 308 Week 2 DQ 1 Legacy of Slavery SOC 308 Week 2 DQ 2 Hispanic Culture SOC 308 Week 2 Ethnic Group Evaluation SOC 308 Week 3 DQ 1 English as the Official U.S. Language SOC 308 Week 3 DQ 2 Hate Crime SOC 308 Week 3 Final Paper Problem and Outline SOC 308 Week 4 DQ 1 The Caste System in India SOC 308 Week 4 DQ 2 The Cosmic Race SOC 308 Week 5 DQ 1 Northern Ireland SOC 308 Week 5 DQ 2 Why War SOC 308 Week 5 Final Paper ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 1 DQ 1 Constructing Race (Ash)

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SOC 308 Week 1 DQ 1 Constructing Race Constructing Race. Review the PBS website RACE – The Power of an Illusion as you prepare for this discussion. This site offers many examples of how the science of human difference contradicts ordinary ideas of race. As we see in the readings and in this website, race is socially constructed, a system of thought and human behavior not directly based on nature, instead resulting from social ideas and practices. In other words, race exists because people believe it is real and important. Please respond to the following: a. How has race been constructed in the United States? b. Provide a specific example of how race continues to be socially constructed. c. What groups are harmed, and benefit, from these constructions of race? ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 1 DQ 2 Implications of Anglo Dominance in the United States (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc308.com Implications of Anglo Dominance in the United States. Please respond to the following:


Since the European settlement of North America, white, Anglo Americans have dominated the political landscape. Define, in your own words, Anglo dominance and describe how Anglos built and have maintained said dominant system. Assess whether or not Anglos will continue to dominate the political landscape in the United States and what changes are necessary to establish a more equitable sharing of power. ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 1 Quiz (Ash)

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SOC 308 Week 2 DQ 1 Legacy of Slavery (Ash)

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Legacy of Slavery. Listen to or read Dr. King’s speech, I Have a Dream. Then, respond to the following: Dr. King’s famous speech envisions a future in which the racial distinction established by slavery and segregation is no more. Evaluate the ways in which the legacy of slavery has prevented the United States from building a more just society, supporting your evaluation with the textbook and additional sources. Define what Dr. King’s refrain, “free at last,” looks like to you and how our society will need to change in order to achieve it ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 2 DQ 2 Hispanic Culture (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc308.com Hispanic Culture. Please review the following sources in preparation for this discussion. a. The Border b. Hispanic Americans: Exhibitions and Presentations c. History of US-Mexico Relations Based on your review of at least one of the above sources, define and discuss the historic incident or aspect of culture that you find most interesting or have observed in your community and, using examples,


demonstrate why it is relevant to the impact of Hispanic culture in the United States. ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 2 Ethnic Group Evaluation (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc308.com Ethnic Group Evaluation. Please review Chapters 5 through 9 of Race and Ethnicity as you prepare for this assignment. By the mid-twentieth century, European immigrant groups described in Week One had combined to form a white racial majority in the United States. Today, Blacks, Native Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and nonwhite Europeans interact with the white majority in a system of race that can be broadly described as comprising whites and non-whites, whites and racial minorities, or whites and people of color. While unique ethnic groups share a culture in which ethnic conflict is present, including pressures to assimilate, the broader culture also celebrates the unique culture of many ethnic groups in America. Write a paper in which you evaluate a selected major ethnic group in the United States. Please elaborate on the following points in your essay: a. Select an ethnic group from among those discussed in Chapters 5 through 9.


b. Examine the history of this group in the United States, including immigration, assimilation, conflict with other ethnic groups, and other issues of interest. c. Provide an example of a widely held myth or misconception about this ethnic group. How do we know this is a myth? Why is this myth so difficult to abandon? ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 2 Quiz (Ash)

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SOC 308 Week 3 DQ 1 English as the Official U.S. Language (Ash)

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English as the Official U.S. Language. Please visit Poll: Should English Be the United States’ Official Language? as you prepare for this discussion and participate in the poll. After reading the argument for making English the official language of the United States and participating in the poll, assess the merit of this argument in context with the results of the poll. Why is this argument valid / invalid and how would establishing an official language affect the status quo? ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 3 DQ 2 Hate Crime (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc308.com Hate Crime. Please visit Hate Crime Statistics, 2009 as you prepare for this discussion. Click through the Hate Crimes website, following your curiosity. Based on the information you gleaned from the FBI website above, discuss a statistic, study, or other fact that surprised you or has affected your community and what the numbers say about offenses against this specific protected class. What do these crimes say about our society and what steps need to be taken to prevent them? ----------------------------------------------


SOC 308 Week 3 Final Paper Problem and Outline (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc308.com Final Paper Problem and Outline. To prepare for your Final Paper, review the Final Paper instructions in Week Five of your online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation� section of this guide. Then, complete the following written assignment and submit it for feedback from your instructor. The paper must be formatted according to APA style and include a title and a reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Proposal Describe the society selected for your paper. This could be a nation, other than the U.S., or possibly a large ethnic group within another country. Discuss why you believe this is an appropriate topic for your Final Paper. Outline Using the sample below as a guide, provide an outline for your Final Paper. Select and analyze a society demonstrating ethnic stratification and conflict, including evidence of prejudice and discrimination. In addition


to a description of the selected society, papers should include an analysis of similarities and differences as compared to the United States. While the following example can be modified to suit your needs, this outline is likely to result in a high quality Final Paper: a. Title b. Describe the selected society, focusing on ethnic groups, stratification, and conflict. c. Provide examples of the problem, including evidence of prejudice and discrimination. d. What do the experts say about ethnic problems (or ethnic harmony) in the selected society? e. Compare the selected society to the United States. Evaluate similarities and difference related to ethnic groups, stratification, and conflict, using specific examples gathered in your research. f. Conclude with reflections and thoughts about ethnic groups and the societies in which we live. This is a good place to include personal opinions, assuming you wish to share them in a research paper. g. References: Provide at least five sources from the Ashford Online Library that you plan to include in your Final Paper. ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 3 Quiz (Ash)

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SOC 308 Week 4 DQ 1 The Caste System in India (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc308.com The Caste System in India. Please watch Prof. MriduRai: Caste system in India or read The Caste System: Effects on Poverty in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Then, compare India’s caste system with racial/ethnic stratification in the United States. What are the similarities and how do the differences create the potential for upward mobility in the U.S.? Based on your review of the video, why does the caste system remain so powerful in India? ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 4 DQ 2 The Cosmic Race (Ash)

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www.soc308.com The Cosmic Race. Jose Vasconcelos proposed the assimilation of ethnic groups in Mexico into a new "cosmic race." This concept is discussed in the readings as well as in The Cosmic Race. More information can be found with a web search. After reviewing your text, the linked document above, and others found in your web search, describe what Jose Vasconcelos means by a cosmic race and then evaluate the cultural ramifications of this idea. Compare this evaluation with the melting pot ideal of the US. Use these two examples to infer the role of national or cultural identity to a given society. ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 4 Quiz (Ash)

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SOC 308 Week 5 DQ 1 Northern Ireland (Ash)


For more course tutorials visit www.soc308.com Northern Ireland. English involvement in Ireland dates back to 1171, when English King, Henry II invaded the island to expand his empire. Since then, politics in the region has been characterized by varying degrees of tension between Irish independence and British rule. This tension has often flared into violent conflict. As in other global situations, what might be more accurately described as a political and economic conflict has become an ethnic conflict, with opposing groups unified around cultural and religious identities. Please respond to the following: a. In your informed opinion, what events led to the peace agreements immediately preceding the current state of harmony? b. Given the long history of conflict, is it likely that disputes between England and Ireland have been permanently resolved? c. What can be done to decrease the chance of further conflict? d. What does this example tell us about the social construction of ethnic identities? Your initial post for each discussion should be a minimum of 250 words. Use scholarly sources to support your responses. Include citations and references in APA style. Review the posts of your peers, focusing on solutions. Respond to a minimum of two other comments posted by your classmates. Be sure to review the discussion board grading rubric located in the classroom.


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SOC 308 Week 5 DQ 2 Why War (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc308.com Why War? Review the Conflict Map to prepare for this discussion. Based on your review of the information provided in the conflict map site, analyze the impact of ethnic conflict in the world today. Examples include: a. Sudan b. Eastern Congo/Rwanda c. Iraq d. Sri Lanka e. Former Yugoslavia (Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia) ----------------------------------------------

SOC 308 Week 5 Final Paper (Ash)

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A sociologist must be able to analyze racial and ethnic differences in different national contexts. For example, in the U.S., we tend to think of race in a particular way. In order to develop this skill, select and analyze a society demonstrating ethnic stratification and conflict, including evidence of prejudice and discrimination. In addition to a description of the selected society, include an analysis of similarities and differences as compared to the United States. While the following example can be modified to suit your needs, this outline is likely to result in a high quality Final Paper: 1. Title 2. Describe the selected society, focusing on ethnic groups, stratification, and conflict. 3. Provide examples of the problem, including evidence of prejudice and discrimination. 4. What do the experts say about ethnic problems (or ethnic harmony) in the selected society? 5. Compare the selected society to the United States. Evaluate similarities and differences related to ethnic groups, stratification, and conflict, using specific examples gathered in your research. 6. Conclude with reflections and thoughts about ethnic groups and the societies in which we live. This is a good place to include personal opinions, assuming you wish to share them in a research paper. 7. References Academic Research Academic research papers must meet university level standards of quality. What constitutes quality, academic research?


1. Primary sources written by experts in the field of study. 2. Secondary sources supported by research in primary sources 3. Credible sources (experts in the area of study) – If your citation and reference cannot include the name of a credible expert this is most likely not a scholarly source. 4. Relevant research (materials are pertinent to the area of study) 5. Peer-reviewed journal articles (journal articles reviewed by recognized experts in the relevant field of study) 6. Educational and Government websites (those ending with a web URL suffix of .edu or .gov) may be appropriate in some cases but should be evaluated carefully. Please visit the Academic Research section on your course homepage (accessible through the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab on the left navigation toolbar) to review what types of materials are not acceptable for academic, university level research. The paper must be eight to ten pages in length, formatted according to APA style, and include a title and a reference page (which does not count towards the page length). Support your points with examples from the text and at least seven scholarly sources, three of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.

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