SOC 101 – Film Paper Suggested General Outline Introduction (1 page) Movie

SOC 101 – Film Paper

Suggested General Outline

Introduction (1 page)

Movie title

Brief synopsis (with citation)

Using your sociological imagination, what is your review this movie? (Question 1 on Film Instructions Sheet: 1 page)

Theoretical Analysis:

Analyze the film using one of the following theories: consensus/structural functionalism, conflict, Weberian, symbolic interactionism (Question 2 on Film Assignment Sheet: 1 page)

Use 1-2 sources for support

Issue/Topic Analysis:

Select two issues/topics: social class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, intersectionality, groups, deviance, family, inequality, etc. (Question 3 on Film Assignment Sheet: 2 pages)

Sociological Concept #1 (1 page)

Definition of concept (with citation)

How is this concept discussed or displayed in the movie?

How does the movie help you to understand the topic?

Use 1-2 sources for support

Sociological Concept #2 (1 page)

Definition of concept (with citation)

How is this concept discussed or displayed in the movie?

How does the movie help you to understand the topic?

Use 1-2 sources for support

How does who you are (White American Male) (your social location and biases) affect your viewing of the movie? In other words, how does your race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, etc. affect your viewing of the movie? (Question 4 from Film Assignment Sheet: 1 page)

Conclusion: When watching the movie through a sociological lens, how has the movie changed for you? (Question 5 on Film Assignment Sheet: 1 page)

Bibliography for Citations (1-2 pages, does not count towards 5-7 page paper length) MLA formatting