To help you process the intense material that you’re reading, you will write a
weekly memo. There are three parts to each of memo. The required readings are at the end. APA formatting with ref page.
Please label each part as such.
In a minimum of 300 words, share the overall points you gained from this week’s readings (this includes the articles). What stood out to you? What were the thesis statements, foundational assumptions or beliefs, or relationships between the Ritzer chapter and articles for the week? Please clearly reference the book and the articles. Use APA format when directly quoting or paraphrasing.
In paragraph form, briefly discuss how a concept or theory could be applied to a
current issue. Please visit Upworthy, Everyday Feminism, Ted Talks, Soc Images
or some other credible news source for this section. Please copy/paste the URL
your memo so I know which source you used.
After thinking about what you’ve learned this week, come up with an engaging
question that could be asked of your classmates.
A Web Tour of Sociological Theory
http://www.trinity.edu/~mkearl/theory.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
This site provides sociological theory links that span a variety of sociologists and primary sources.
WWW Virtual Library: Sociological Theory
This virtual library contains links to introductory articles and other resources on sociological theory from classical to postmodern.
SocioSite: Sociological Theories and Perspectives
http://www.sociosite.net/topics/theory.php (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
This site provides many links to resources on every imaginable theoretical perspective in sociology.
A Biographical Sketch of W.E.B. Du Bois
This is a somewhat lengthy biographical sketch of Du Bois. It provides insight into his life and intellectual work, as well as a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
The Feminist Theory Website
The Feminist Theory Website provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women’s conditions and struggles around the world. It contains information on different fields of feminist theory, different ethnic/national feminisms, and many individual feminists.