- Find a NEWS article that addresses a current social problem facing your community (local, national, or global) that you are concerned about. (A news article is an article from a media source like a newspaper or magazine such as the New York Times, FOX, The Washington Post, VICE, etc. that addresses a current event. It does not include sources like Wikipedia, eHow, dictionaries, academic journals, or other information websites.)
- Write a minimum 300-word essay that answers the following questions:
- Based on the article you chose, what is the social problem and who does it impact?
- How can the social sciences be used to research the issue? Name specific methods and disciplines from Chapter 1.
- What are some solutions you can think of to address the issue?