This is the project requirements. I can incorporate from the Massey Text on my own..that is not a problem-I just need this project done as well as a bar graph. In the attached link you will see the assigned bar graph. I have seen another students assignment like this one. Please, I beg you, do not even come close to using that city or wording it closely to it.
SOC 352 Course Project – Social Change Summary Plan
Part of thinking about social change involves examining how you personally relate to the
materials. The goal of this project is to analyze a social problem at your community level, and
devise a summary plan for making social change, which should include statistics from the U.S.
Census (or the U.N. statistics for international students and students living abroad) and
connections to at least 3 major concepts from the Massey text that fit with your summary plan.
You may also choose to optionally include additional peer-reviewed, academic sources to support
The project should utilize the summary plan template available for download in the
Course Project Guidelines section. There are 4 steps to the assignment:
Step 1: Locate Your Social Problem Statistics
Go to the U.S. Census website to find community-level data on your hometown, current city
where you live, or another city that you would like to explore. If you would like, you may choose
1) to focus only on the one city of your choice, or 2) do a comparative study of your city vs.
another city that may be smaller or larger, more rural or urban, etc. Go to the U.S. Census
American Factfinder and enter the city or zip code in to the search box:
Once you have found the data you will use, create a graph or chart in your Word document to
graphically depict the numbers and be sure to add a graph title, proper labels, and provide a
source citation for the Census data. From the Word toolbar, simply select to insert a chart and
enter the numbers from the data on the U.S. Census page to create your graph. If you need help
with this, please visit the Microsoft page for how to insert a chart. (I recommend making a bar
chart but it is up to you how you choose to graphically present the data.)
International students and students living abroad only: You may choose a U.S. city you
are interested in exploring, or you may choose to focus on a social problem in your area. Use the
UN statistics website instead of the U.S. Census to research your social problem and find data in
your area. The website is:
You may also choose to use Census statistics from the country’s website. If you find statistics on
a different website than the U.N. or U.S. Census listed above, send me an email with the
information to gain approval for using it. Failure to get approval to use statistics from a different
website than listed here may result in zero or reduced credit for the project. Follow the
directions above for creating your graph and move on to Step 2 once you have located your data.
Step 2: Research Course Concepts to Support Your Social Change Plan
Incorporate at least 3 major concepts/topics from our course to build your project, and cite the
Massey textbook (at least 3 times) in your summary plan. You may also choose to use outside
academic sources as well if it helps to build your plan. (See the helpful information in the Course
Project section below these guidelines for strategies on using the library database to search for
academic, peer-reviewed articles.) SOC 352 – Jennifer L. Harrison, Ph.D. 1 Step 3: Research Existing Community Organizations
Locate at least 2 organizations that help provide change for the social problem you are focusing
on. Are these accessible directly in your community? If yes, how are they involved? If they aren’t
involved in your community, how might they or an organization similar to it be able to help?
What steps can be taken to further help and for you or others to get involved in making a change? Step 4: Write Your Social Problem Summary and Plan for Social Change
Now that you have found your social issue, statistics that show how it is a problem, and the
articles and research to help explain your perspective, it is time to write up your report.
Download and follow the template provided for each of the sections, which include the following:
• • Introduce your topic and the community (or communities) of your choice. Give a
description of the social problem, and include your graph. Why is it significant to make
Lay out a plan for change. How do you see the best course of action for making
changes? What specifically do you think needs to be done? What do you think will be
difficult to overcome, and what can we do about it? Are there organizations already
helping, and what would be most helpful?
Provide a conclusion that wraps up your summary and plan and provide ideas for future
involvement. Grading Rubric for Course Project
There are 6 components on which the final project is judged that add to a total of 45 points.