Write a 1500 word essay on ONE of the following topics:
Topic 1: Which is more important in shaping individual identity: social structure or social interaction? ￼OR
Topic 2: Explain how culture and socialisation interact in a sociological context? Assessment details
In your essay you should:
• Demonstrate your understanding of themes covered so far in this unit. • Use the three texts listed in the resources box (right) to answer your selected question. • In addition you should use a minimum of TWO references to augment the material in these texts. • Support your discussions with examples from the social world. • Use correct Harvard referencing. Criteria for assessment Your essay should clearly address the question and include relevant ideas from the unit and your knowledge and experience. When marking your essay, your eLA will ask: • How well have you used relevant ideas from the unit readings and additional materials to answer the question? • How well have you used relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience to answer the question? • How convincing and coherent is your answer?
• How well is your answer written and presented?
To answer your essay question, use the following resources:
Henslin, JM, Possamai, A, and Possamai- Indesedy, A 2011, Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest. and the following two ebooks:
Plummer, K 2010, Sociology: The Basics, Taylor and Francis
Back, L., Bennett, A., Edles, L.,Gibson, M., Inglis, D.,Jacobs, R., Woodward, I 2012, Cultural Sociology: An Introduction, Wiley. Note: These resources are also listed under Assessment1: Minor essay, in the Assessments section in Blackboard. To augment the material in these texts you may use other Sociology textbooks, articles from the Swinburne library database and...