By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assignment criteria:
Final Project Audio
Listen to the “Final Project Audio,” which lists the description and expectations for the Measuring Diversity in a Social Environment Project. Click “Launch Audio” to begin.
Overall, this course focuses on issues of race, gender, and age in our society from a theoretical perspective. This course has covered this in great detail. But can we find examples of this in our daily society as we interact with various others? That is the question you will answer in this Measuring Diversity in a Social Environment Project as you decide on a data collection process, collect this data and analyze it in a sociological context. This will give you an opportunity to practice sociological analysis and observation as well as examine the society that you occupy daily in more detail. After collecting your data, you will write a sociological research report on your findings.
Please note that you may use other groups that interest you that meet the definition of a minority group as discussed throughout the course that we did not cover, for example, those based on sexual orientation or religion. These will certainly pose more of a challenge and so must be approved by the instructor by the end of Unit 4, but they are another avenue of exploration, should you so choose.
For more information on your final project, see the Resources.