Five Themes to Explore: Migration and Globalisation, Gender and/or Sexuality, Race/Ethnicity, Family, and Social Inequalities
Assignment task Talk about
Research the family history of a significant public person (or a person from your own family or friends network). Examine this person’s experience of TWO of the following themes:
·Migration and globalisation
·Gender and/or Sexuality
Discuss and explain your chosen themes using the academic literature. Weave into your assignment examples from the person’s life that link to your discussion of the themes as well as a discussion of the ways in which structure and agency have been influential in this person’s life.
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
1.Apply their sociological imagination to help them understand debates in contemporary societies.
2.Demonstrate broad understanding of emerging sociological issues
3.Apply academic study and writing skills
Referencing and research requirements
Please reference your work according to the Harvard or APA style as defined in Cite Them Right Online . This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 10th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Copies are available via the university library.
Use of academic evidence when describing and discussing the themes identified in your assignment is an important part of this assessment.
How your work will be assessed
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment including academic skills (see above learning outcomes).
In particular this assignment will be assessed against the following criteria:
·Evidence of identification of themes emerging from family history research
·Understanding of themes and linking of themes to wider academic literature
·Understanding of structure and agency (i.e.: the relationship between the individual and wider society)
·Structure and organisation of written work
·Ability to paraphrase the work of other published authors
This assignment should be submitted electronically. Please use the relevant Turnitin submission point on LSST connect.
·Please ensure that your work has been saved in an appropriate file format. Turnitin will only accept the following file types: Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs, or plain text. Your file must also contain at least 20 words of text, consist of fewer than 400 pages and be less than 40MB in size.
·You can submit your work as many times as you like before the submission date. If you do submit your work more than once, your earlier submission will be replaced by the most recent version.