functionalism and how it’s important to analyze the different aspects of what keeps society in order and why they do. Also the things I want to focus on is the educational systems, social order, family, crime, and the affect of the media on society.

Students are required to submit a 5-page paper (not including cover page or references) which further explores one of the sociological concepts discussed this semester. The paper should offer a deeper analysis of the concept and its impact on our society and should include a minimum of 3 academic references. Only academic sources (i.e. books, academic journals, governmental publications/websites) will be allowed. No newspapers, Wikipedia, non-official websites, or videos will be permitted. As with all written assignments, the proper APA style must be used, improper or incomplete use of APA will result in a reduced grade.