First Short Paper (12 points)
Choose one of the following topics and write a short paper on this topic. If you wish to select a different topic, discuss this with me first. The paper is to clearly explain and discuss the topic chosen. If appropriate, you may want to include a short critique of views and approaches you are discussing or examples from Canadian society.
The paper is be three to five double-spaced printed pages. Most of the paper is to be in your own words, although you may wish to use quotes to illustrate your argument. But do not rely on quotes to make the argument for you – I would like to read your explanation of the concepts and ideas.
While the notes on the internet and on reserve in the University Library are for your use in this class, do not use these notes for specific reference sources for the paper.
Avoid using “man” and “he” in the generic sense, except where they are part of a direct quote. Otherwise, if you use “man” or “he” I will assume you are referring to males only.
5. “One of the social issues Durkheim attempted to explain in his theoretical approach was to reconcile individualism and social cohesion.” Discuss.
Where you do use quotes or references, these should be properly cited in footnotes or at the end of the paper. You may use any of the common method of referencing – MLA or APA or others. Where you have a quote or specific reference, provide the page number for the source so a reader of the paper can find these sources.
Durheim, Emile, “Individual and Society,” http://www2.pfeiffer.edu/~lridener/DSS/Durkheim/DURKW2.HTML, September 15, 2002
January 10, 2003
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