This final paper will be 4-6 pages, not including title and reference pages, in which you analyze the future direction of stratification in the U.S. Maximum of 6 pages of content.
In this assignment, you will include:
1) A description of the latest wave of mass immigration, which began in the 1960s. Discuss in detail the particular issues of stratification faced by this latest wave of immigrants, integrating our course materials.
2) A comparison of the impact of the latest wave (approximately 1960s-now) with the first wave (approximately 1820s-1920s) of immigrants in terms of types of populations involved, causes for immigrating, and overall impact on U.S. society, drawing from our course materials.
3) Your own analysis of how you think the negative consequences of stratification could be improved in society for one particular disadvantaged group of your choosing. What are the specific actions that could be taken and in what areas of social life would the steps create positive change? In doing so, you must apply:
Two concepts (i.e. discrimination, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, etc.) from our materials and/or outside scholarly readings for this group. You may find our Sociological Theories and Concepts Toolkit to be helpful (found in Announcements).
Two theories (i.e. conflict theory, interactionist theory, feminist theory, critical race theory, etc.) from our materials and outside scholarly readings (journal articles no more than five years old) for this group. You may find our Sociological Theories and Concepts Toolkit to be helpful (found in Announcements).
In addition to our course materials (be sure to cite), you will significantly incorporate research throughout the paper from at least three peer-reviewed academic journals (journal articles) no more than five years old.
You will start with an introduction (including a thesis statement) and ending with a closing or summary
Your paper should utilize sound critical thought and it should include appropriate APA in-text citations and full APA references.