Choose a film, TV series, or novel that you enjoy,

Choose a film, TV series, or novel that you enjoy, and apply your sociological imagination.  Use some course term, theory, or concept to analyze some aspect of the society depicted.  You should watch (or rewatch) the film, read the entire novel, or watch at least 3 episodes of the TV show.  Then, you’ll write 300-400 words that connect the film or novel to a key theme or concept of culture, education, mass media, government and the economy, or religion.  Be sure to focus on sociological analysis, NOT plot summary; use summary and examples only to help highlight how the film reflects the sociological concepts you are describing.  Be as specific as possible with your evidence/examples to receive full credit.
Your response should also:

  1. Include a title that indicates both the sociological concept and the fictional piece you are analyzing.  Examples: “Gender in The Godfather.”  “Deviance in The Wolf of Wall Street.” “Applying Conflict Theory to Beauty and the Beast.
  2. Be “second draft” quality.  Do a basic review for grammar/spelling, but the tone can be informal.
  3. Include a bibliography at the bottom.  You should have a bibliography entry for the film or novel.  If you directly quote the textbook or another source, include an entry for that source, too.

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