Project : Film & Theory Paper

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Overview

This project will involve applying the three sociological theories (conflict theory, structural functionalism, and symbolic interactionism) to a film or TV show of your choice.

Directions

For this project, you must write a 2-3 page double-spaced analysis of a video. You need to:

  • Pick a film or TV Show
  • Provide a short summary of your film/TV show (What is the video about? Clarity is important!)
  • Separately, explain how conflict theory, structural functionalism, and symbolic interactionism would view/interpret your film/TV show. Thoroughly explain using sociological concepts/terms.
  • Which paradigm do you think is most represented in your film/TV show? Explain.

How to Submit Your Project

You will submit your work here in the CANVAS system as a Word 97-2003.docx or other wordprocessing file (Google Docs, Open Office are also acceptable).

Grading

  • Film/TV Show Summary:  5 points (Clarity is important)
  • Interpretation of Conflict Theory, Structural Functionalism, and Symbolic Interactionism: 10 points (must be thorough)
  • Most Represented Paradigm: 5 Points (Explanation of selected paradigm: why did you select your particular paradigm? How does your paradigm explain your  video/DVD? Thoroughly explain).
  • Usage of sociological concepts: 5 points

 

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