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This Assignment is worth 15% of your final grade in the course. It must be submitted in the online drop box on UW-Learn by 5:00 pm on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Late assignments will not be accepted. Please complete and upload your paper in advance of the due date/time. If you run into any technical problems uploading your assignment please Learn Help immediately. Be sure to follow the instructions for uploading your assignment that can be found on the course website. At this point in the course, you have learned that there are varying theoretical and methodological approaches used by sociologists. In addition, we have covered a variety of topics of interest to sociologists, such as culture, socialization, social inequality, and gender. Now it is time for you to apply some of your newly gained knowledge and skills! On Wednesday, February 13,2013, the film, Education As We See It will be shown in class. Your assignment is to write a short 3-4 page essay that applies concepts learnt in class to this film and the related overall implementation and social implications of the Aboriginal Residential School System in Canada. This assignment is an opportunity for you to showcase your understanding of the course material, and your ability to link the concepts and frameworks discussed in class and in your textbook to the actual creation, operation and outcomes of a social institution. In addition to having an introduction and a conclusion, your short essay needs to address two parts: 1. Theoretical perspective — Which one theoretical paradigm (perspective) best helps us examine the general topic of the film and assist in understanding and explaining how the aboriginal residential educational system, implemented by the Canadian Government, attempted to destroy a culture? (Choose from: Conflict Theory or Structural Functionalism or Feminist Theory Symbolic Interactionism) Don’t forget to explain why your chosen theoretical perspective fits best. 2. course concepts — Choose...
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