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Question Description

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to introduce Mills’ Sociological Imagination as well as to describe a personal situation that you select to serve as the main topic of the Sociological Imagination essay that you will submit in week 10. The topic is left to your discretion and is preferably a situation that stands out in your life, or about which you can write 4-6 pages.

This assignment is the first step to the essay that you will work to complete throughout the term. You are required to submit only the Introduction part, and should have the following:

Introduction: Write a paragraph introducing C.W. Mills’s Sociological Imagination and give a general overview of how you’ll be applying it to the personal situation that you will discuss in your paper. To do this, first, describe sociological imagination. Then, clearly specify your topic by providing a brief description (1-2 sentences) of the personal situation that you have selected. Next, identify three chapters that will be utilized to draw sociological concepts from that you will use to analyze your personal situation. Lastly, identify one sociological theory from the text that you will use to analyze your personal situation (e.g., conflict theory or symbolic interactionism).

Use APA format throughout the paper including for the Title page, and references and in-text citations.

For help with APA formatting and style, check out the assignment rubric and refer to the Purdue Owl website and the APA Style Central tool featured in Canvas.

Rubric

Sociological Imagination Essay – Introduction & Planning Grading Rubric

Sociological Imagination Essay – Introduction & Planning Grading Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTitle Page

5.0 pts

Achievement Level 4

Is formatted according to APA guidelines with no errors.

3.0 pts

Achievement Level 3

Is formatted according to APA guidelines with few/minor issues.

1.0 pts

Achievement Level 2

Significant issues present in the formatting of the title page

0.0 pts

Achievement Level 1

No title page submitted.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeExplanation of Sociological Imagination

40.0 pts

Achievement Level 4

Provides a clear definition of CW Mills’s concept of sociological imagination (SI).

30.0 pts

Achievement Level 3

Provides a somewhat clear definition of CW Mills’s concept of SI.

20.0 pts

Achievement Level 2

Attempts to provide a definition of CW Mills’s concept of SI but definition lacks clarity.

0.0 pts

Achievement Level 1

Provides an inaccurate or unclear definition of CW Mills’s concept of SI or no definition provided.

40.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentifying Personal Situation

20.0 pts

Achievement Level 4

Provides a brief description (1-2 sentences) of the personal situation.

15.0 pts

Achievement Level 3

Brief description of the personal situation is present but is missing some elements.

10.0 pts

Achievement level 2

Brief description of the personal situation is present but is missing major elements.

0.0 pts

Achievement Level 1

Does not provide a brief description of the personal situation.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSociological Concepts

20.0 pts

Achievement Level 4

Identifies three different chapters that will be utilized to draw sociological concepts.

15.0 pts

Achievement Level 3

Identifies two different chapters that will be utilized to draw sociological concepts.

10.0 pts

Achievement Level 2

Identifies one chapter that will be utilized to draw sociological concepts.

0.0 pts

Achievement Level 1

Does not identify chapters that will utilized to draw sociological concepts.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSociological Theory

10.0 pts

Achievement Level 4

Identifies the sociological theory that will be applied to explain the personal situation.

0.0 pts

Achievement Level 1

Does not identify sociological theory that will be applied to explain the personal situation.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA format

5.0 pts

Achievement Level 4

The paper, including references and in-text citations, is in APA format.

3.0 pts

Achievement Level 3

The paper, including references and in-text citations, is in APA format, but with minor errors.

1.0 pts

Achievement Level 2

The paper, including references and in-text citations, is in APA format, but with significant errors.

0.0 pts

Achievement Level 1

The paper, including references and in-text citations, is not in APA format.

5.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0