QUESTION: When most students initially enroll in an introductory Sociology class, they have little or no knowledge of what Sociology is about as a social science. Sociology is the scientific and systematic study of human social behavior, human social interaction, human society. With this limited information, indicate why you think it may or may not be important, relevant or necessary to study this social science. Based on your perspective, what purpose might it serve for humanity? Explain in approximately 2 paragraphs.
We can talk all day about social justice and how things need to change; however change requires action. Groups and organizations have dedicated themselves to promoting equity and justice within our societies. Let’s learn more about what some of these organizations do!
TASK 1- RESEARCH
Review this listLinks to an external site. of organizations who have dedicated themselves to the social justice cause. Choose one that you would like to do more research on.
TASK 2- ORIGINAL POST
Next, you will need to create your discussion post. Your post must address the following (point values indicated in bold):
What is the name of the organization? 1 point
Which social injustice(s) is/are their main focus? (e.g., human trafficking, racial injustice, etc.) 2 points
Why did you choose this organization? 3 points
What is their mission statementLinks to an external site.? 3 points
Briefly describe the history of the organization. In other words, why was this organization created? 3 points
Describe research that they are working on and/or current projects/ programs that they have? Briefly describe 1-2 of these? 4 points
Include at least 1 outside reference, cited in APA format. This reference needs to be cited both in-text and at the end of the post in a reference list. 2 points
Post must be a minimum of 250 words. 2 points
TASK 3- PEER RESPONSE
Respond to at least 2 classmate’s posts. Discuss whether or not you had heard of the organization, and things that you learned about the organization through their post. 10 points
We have all probably been exposed to some form of social injustice or justice in our lives. For some it may have been a direct and very personal experience, for others it may have been through older family members, and for others it may have been through reading or watching current events. In this assignment, we will critically think about the role or influence that social justice has played in our lives.
TASK 1- READ
Please read this week’s materials prior to completing this assignment
TASK 2- REFLECT
Please answer the following questions:
What was your understanding of social justice in the context of health prior to reading this week’s material? (5 points)
How has this understanding changed? (5 points)
How have you seen health inequities (or general inequities) within your community? (10 points)