Critique of Health Disparities and Stratification

You will write an essay on Critique of Health Disparities and Stratification (3-4 pages) (10%).

Please note that each article varies in length, but your papers are expected to be 3-4 pages double spaced, 12 in Font,
Times New Roman, 1 inch margins. Please choose the article you will analyze wisely, and e-mail Professor
Henderson with any questions you may have.

Readings to choose from for Essay

Hill Collins (2004): Booty Call: Sex, Violence, and Images of Black Masculinity.

The essay is not only for summarizing the readings but more importantly for commenting on some aspect that you found interesting or thought-provoking. The goal is to discuss the leading sociological theoretical frameworks that are used to help explain various
aspects of human sexuality. Essays that earn a grade of D or F can re-write.

Re-writes will not be accepted unless the student attends the writing center to address the comments provided by the instructor/grader. Re-writes must be submitted with a week. Re-writes will not earn grades higher than a C+. Late papers will be accepted for one week with a 20% grade reduction of the total grade. RE-writes are not allowed for late papers.

The primary goal of critical reading is to understand the author’s argument, identify key assumptions, and evaluate the evidence and influences leading to that conclusion. Never assume a “passive” position when reading a text. The (3-4 page) essays will need to answer the following questions:

• What are the central issues being discussed concerning some aspect of human sexuality or inequality?

• What are the author’s theoretical arguments concerning topic?

• Are you convinced by the arguments? If not, what is the nature of your reservations?

• Do the authors have a stated or unstated point of view?

• Are the author’s goals, viewpoints, or agendas revealed in the introduction or preface of the articles?

• What evidence do the author’s provide to support the argument and is it persuasive?

• Do the authors take a moral or political stand? Is it made explicit or implicit in the way the issues are treated and examined?

• Does the author present convincing evidence to support his/her views?

• Are you convinced by the arguments? If not, what is the nature of your reservations?

• What competing explanations could be put forth? Would they be more valid? Why or why not?

• Additional data, theories, and or insights beyond the reading being analyzed.Grade Sheet for Essay#2

Fundamental causes of health disparities: stratification, the welfare state, and health in the United States and Iceland

_____ out of 25 Points for identifying and articulating central themes, theoretical arguments
in the chapter (25%)
_____ out of 15 Points for thoroughness and accuracy in summarizing main points and
supporting details (15%)
_____ out of 10 Points for identifying and discussing the types of supporting evidence the
authors use, authors’ stated point of view, and stating explicitly whether convinced
_____ out of 20 Points for identifying whether the authors take a moral or political stand,
the authors’ view of human nature, and authors’ assumptions about society(20%)
_____ out of 10 Points for additional data, new insights, additional literature or other extras
that your paper provides (10%)
_____ out of 10 Points for identifying competing explanations and explaining whether they would be more
valid than what is put forth by the authors (10%)
_____ out of 10 Points for writing mechanics, grammar, style, etc. (10%)
_____ out of 100 Total Points

Government’s impact on health reform in the U.S. healthcare delivery system

Critique of Health Disparities and Stratification

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