COLUMBIA COLLEGE SOCIOLOGY 120 FALL 2020
Sex, and Sexuality as seen through the main sociological theories
Think about different ways in which
society shapes your perspectives on gender, sex, and sexuality. How are you
socialized into a gender role? How do you “do” gender? What forms of inequality
can you identify?
Use your critical thinking, and be
analytic, looking at the topic from several angles. For example, you can
compare two different cultures, or two different periods in history.
Use two or more of the
sociological perspectives that we have studied, to frame your analysis, in a
Use three quotes from
our textbook to support your analysis, using proper citation and
listing your source at the end in a bibliography.
Use specific examples to ground your
arguments, from your everyday life, from history, from media, etc.
Give your opinion (sustain it) and a
Please note: before submitting
your paper, you must have completed the Columbia College Library
Plagiarism Tutorial, by November 1st. See Moodle for
details. Papers of students who have not completed the Tutorial will not be
The purpose of this assignment is:
to show your understanding of the concepts we have studied in
to use one or more of the theoretical perspectives we have
studied: structural functionalism, critical theory, symbolic interactionism,
feminism, or queer theory, to frame your analysis
to use your sociological imagination and critical thinking. How are your
own personal experiences part of a bigger historical and social context? How
does a personal action or choice becomes a social one?
to present your paper in proper form: your writing should be
clear, and you should use 3 quotes, and list your references correctly.
Also, please double check the correct use of grammar and spelling.
Your essay will include: an
introduction, argument or statement, 3-4 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Length is 700 words (as a minimum),
double spaced, pages numbered.
Draw on the concepts we have studied
in our textbook: W. Little (2016) Introduction to Sociology. 2nd Canadian
Use references accurately, for
example: (Little, 2016:45).
Include on a cover page: Name
and student number, course number/section, date, and title (give your essay
Type your essay using a word processor (no pdf files, no
pictures, please), and check grammar and spelling before submitting
Files should be uploaded in Moodle.
Name your file like this, including
your name and student number: Soc120PaperSTUDENTNAMEnumberSTUDENTNUMBER
PAPER OUTLINE: 5 POINTS
FINAL PAPER: 10
TOTAL: 15% of the final grade (15 Points)
Prerequisite: BEFORE submitting your paper, you must
have completed the Columbia College Library Plagiarism Tutorial. Library will keep record of
the student numbers of students who complete the four quizzes. This tutorial must have been
submitted by Sunday, November 1st at midnight. Papers of students who have not completed the Tutorial
will not be accepted.
NOVEMBER 8TH AT MIDNIGHT.
NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
This is a PERSONAL project. Columbia College: Cheating and plagiarism (presenting another person’s words or
ideas as one’s own) are not acceptable behaviour. Depending on the
severity of the offense such acts can result in a grade of zero on the test or
assignment, a failing grade (F) in the course or expulsion from the
college. In all cases, the circumstances and the penalty are recorded in
the student’s file.