The Week 7 Homework 3 Assignment meets the following course objectives:
Apply a sociological perspective to the social world.
Analyze contemporary social issues using the sociological imagination and use sociological theories and concepts to analyze everyday life.
Recognize and define social structure and social interaction
Explain the reciprocal relationship in the influence between societal and structural factors, individual behavior and the self’s development
Develop written communication skills and critical thinking skills.
Apply American Psychological Association formatting and citation style when completing course assignments.
purpose of this assignment is to record your life for one day and critically
discuss how you are an actor in society; how you affect your social
surroundings; and, how your daily life is shaped and constrained by society.
This will allow you engage with many of the sociological concepts reviewed
to-date including newer concepts such as impression management, stage theory
and emotional labor.
Explain why you needed to perform in such a way (i.e., your
motives, instincts, feelings, or structural constraints). Do you see who you
are and where you are now? Write down your conclusion for this one-day life
1) Keep a journal.For one day record your life starting from the time when you
wake up, to the first person you talk to, until you have finished your day and
fall into bed asleep. The journal should be highly detailed Including details
such as times, locations of every place you have been to (including where you
start and end), people you have encountered, the ‘roles’ you have played facing
different people and in different situations, the institutions you come into
contact with (education, family, government, health, etc). Identify ‘who’ you
were and ‘where’ you were in terms of what you have performed and what ‘stage’
you were on. Once you have completed your day, you will need to type your journal and include it at the
end of your write-up. (the journal does not count towards you page count)
2) Analyze your day: After your day of
journaling,you will use your typed journal to write a 3-6 page reviewof a day in your life
(in essay format), using at least 8
sociological concepts (identified, defined, and analyzed) covered in this
course to discuss:
details about your day from a sociological perspective (eg. roles,
institutions, interactions, impression management, stage theory, emotional
explanation of why you needed to perform in such a way in each of the settings
you encountered (i.e. your motives, instincts, feelings, and/or structural
a macro sociological analysis of ‘who you are’ and ‘where you are’ in society
your conclusion for this one-day life review journey
The paper should be typed,
double-spaced, 11-point font, 1″ margins. Both the write-up and your typed
journal should be saved as ONE document with page numbers. Remember to include
a citation for any resources referenced, in proper APA format, and make sure
your name is on your paper.