Write photo essay | Social Science homework help

Photo Essay Requirements

 

                                                                                                                                                                                        

The goal of this project is to show, visually and in writing, that you have developed a sociological perspective. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate that you can:

  1. Utilize sociological theory and apply it to everyday life.
  2. Apply sociological concepts and critical thinking skills to evaluate various social phenomena.  
  3. Search for meaning and understanding in broader society, evaluate ideas and information, and develop and support meaningful conclusions.
  4. Develop an awareness of how race-ethnicity, gender, social class, age, sexual orientation, religion, nationality etc. (social location) influences one’s perception of society.

For this project you will take photos from your everyday life and explain them using a sociological lens.  You get to choose which sociological concepts you wish to cover from the assigned chapters (listed below). Consider what you have been reading about in your textbook, and what we have been discussing in class.  More sophisticated essays will include more than one concept. Look at the words that are in bold in your text. You will be submitting six photographs (total) in 2 separate submissions. See due dates at the end of these instructions and on the calendar.

It is required that you take the photographs and that they are current (meaning you took the photos for this assignment). It is best if the photo is candid-that is, not staged. Also, you will get more out of the assignment if you don’t think about what you want to photograph and how that will “fit” a concept, but rather you will want to choose your concept and look for ways to illustrate it creatively. You want to capture something that is happening in your world, right now, that illustrates the concept.

Consider what is appropriate to photograph and demonstrate creativity. Ask permission if you take a picture of someone- this is required if you take a photo of someone in a non-public setting.

What you will submit

You will submit each image on the top half of the page and provide a written description beneath the photo (1-2 paragraphs).

Your descriptions must be clear and concise, and address the following:

  1. Provide a clear descriptive summary of what is happening in your photo.
  2. Explain the sociological concept(s) or theory that is captured in the photo.
  3. Describe your photo using a sociological lens. How does your photo connect to and represent the sociological concept(s)? I encourage you to reference course material to support your analysis (from the readings, films, lectures and discussions).

In the second submission (Part II) you will also provide 2-3 paragraphs of how you feel your social location affected not only what you chose to photograph but how you analyzed the pictures.Remember our Social Location is the place in society that we occupy (in terms of social class, race/ethnicity, age, gender, religion, geographic area, etc.). Think about how those various elements affect your view of the world and in turn, this assignment.

 

The textbook provides many examples of photographs to help illustrate appropriate photographs. I am not looking for professional photography.  For example, taking a picture with your cell phone is fine.

Remember, the goal of the assignment is for you to develop and apply your critical thinking skills and to question taken-for-granted assumptions about the world around you.

Due Dates and Grade Breakdown

 

Number of submissions

Choose any concepts within these chapters. Do not simply pick the chapter topic itself

Due date

Points

Photo Essay Part I

photos and

 1-2 paragraphs of written commentary for each photo

Chapter 2: Culture

Chapter 3: Socialization

Chapter 4: Social Structure

Chapter 5: Groups & Organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Essay Rubric

Photo Essay Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

Descriptive Summary

Clearly and explicitly provides a descriptive summary of what is happening in the photo.

5.0 pts

Descriptive summary lacks clarity and depth

3.0 pts

Unclear or not found

1.0 pts

5.0 pts

Explanation of Sociology

Thorough and in depth explanation of the sociological concept(s) or theory, shows application of discipline

5.0 pts

Explanation demonstrates a limited amount of knowledge and application of sociological concept(s) or theory

3.0 pts

Explanation does not demonstrate understanding of sociological concept(s) or theory

0.0 pts

5.0 pts

Photo connection and representation of sociology

Connection to and representation of sociology is insightful and coherent

5.0 pts

Makes valid explanation and basic insights to demonstrate understanding of sociology

3.0 pts

There are only minor or no efforts to show how the sociological concept or theory is represented; explanation needs more depth

1.0 pts

5.0 pts

Follows format guidelines

All requirements met. Essay is double-spaced, 12 font, and a minimum of one full paragraph is presented for each photo. Theories are from correct chapters

5.0 pts

Some but not all requirements met

3.0 pts

Very few or no requirements met

1.0 pts

5.0 pts

Total Points: 20.0

 

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Order your essay today and save 15% with the discount code GRADUATE