Assignment 2: Application Project
For this assignment you will have the opportunity to conduct an experiment, or quasi-experiment, in order to explore deviance in our society. As we learned this week, deviance is ”any behavior, belief, or condition that violates significant social norms in the society or group in which it occurs” (Kendall, 2013, p. 180). Cultural norms are behaviors and expectations for a group and fall into three categories: folkways, mores, and laws. For this assignment you will explore society’s reaction to a folkway violation. You will then utilize the textbook, online materials, and the South Online Library in order to write a two-page essay on the deviant (not criminal) experience.
Below you will find a step-by-step guide for completing this paper:
Assignment alternative: you may choose to do a reflection paper on an instance when you have been deviant in the past. A reflection paper must contain analysis and integrate concepts from the text. Review the grading criteria to ensure that your reflection paper contains all of the necessary components.
Remember to use APA format for the essay style as well as in-text citations and when listing the references. Submit your 2–5-page essay (maximum 12 pt. font) describing your application project and your findings by Tuesday, November 29, 2016, to the W4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||
|Presented an organized paper that meets the assignment’s criteria.||
|Provided documentation of norm violation.||
|Integrated personal views on the main issue.||
Related norm violation experience to the concepts and theories discussed in the textbook and/or outside resources.
|Used correct grammar, spelling, and APA format throughout assignment.||
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