Choose one of the following to include in this week’s initial post:
- Discuss an example from your life or from your observations that illustrates one or more of the concepts or theories you learned about in this week’s readings or audiovisual resources.
- Locate a relevant and credible news report or other media story (an article, TV program, documentary, or radio program) that focuses on one or more of the concepts or theories you learned about in this week’s readings or audiovisual resources. Discuss which concepts or theories you noticed in your media selection.
Make sure you are clear in describing the course concept or theory that best applies to your experiences or observations. Regardless of which prompt you choose, you are encouraged to use one of the assigned readings or audiovisual resources to support your points. Respond to your classmates’ posts, sharing any commonalities or differences between your classmates’ perspectives and experiences and your own.
For information about using Yellowdig, please see the following resources:
- Using Yellowdig [PDF].
- Grading in Yellowdig [PDF].
- Yellowdig Forums. Capella’s Campus support page for Yellowdig, with links for technical support.
Scenario: Immigration Debate
Imagine you are a student in a sociology class. Your instructor divides the class into groups based on numbers drawn from a hat. The instructor then tasks each group with researching and providing arguments for a specific, assigned position about immigration, both legal and illegal, and its causes and consequences—as well as key policy issues. During the next class, the groups will debate one another. What aspect of immigration would you be interested in researching? Is there a position that you would find difficult to argue for or against, and if so, why?