Students are to watch the PBS Frontline documentary Sex Trafficking in America. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/sex-trafficking-in-america/
Write a 5–10-page word essay (not counting the cover page and references page) using 12-point font, numbered pages, double-spaced with one-inch margins on all four sides of the paper. You will analyze the film while weaving six sociological concepts from the attached list into your paper and, in addition, two of the three theoretical perspectives in sociology. Bold each of the six concepts and the theoretical perspective.
PBS Frontline documentary Sex Trafficking in America
Include a cover page with your name, course, and date.
Your paper MUST include the following subheadings:
(Introduction, Concept Application, Theoretical Application, Personal Understanding and Implications for future research)
Provide a summary of the film you are analyzing that includes an overview of the plot and briefly describes the main characters. In addition, explain the purpose of your essay and why this film lends itself to sociological analysis. Briefly mention the sociological themes that will be discussed later in the paper.
Weave 6 concepts from the list below into your essay. The essay should flow with appropriate transitions between paragraphs. In your analysis, you must first define the term and properly cite your textbook with an APA in-text citation. After defining the term, you must clearly apply the term to the film. To accomplish this task you must use specific details from the film. You might describe themes in the film, specific scenes, and/or include quotes from different characters in the film.
After defining and applying all key terms, you must then choose two of the three major theoretical perspectives (functionalist, conflict theory, symbolic interaction) to compare regarding the film. Clearly define the perspectives with a proper APA in-text citation. Then explain in detail how both perspectives apply to the film, and which theoretical perspective(s) you would recommend for viewing the film.
Explain in detail what you learned from this assignment as it relates to sex trafficking. Also, explain how social institutions such as the family structure, criminal justice system, governmental entities (local, state, or federal), and/or institutions of higher learning can mitigate and/or eliminate human trafficking.
Implications for future research
Personally, if you were granted funds to conduct research in an effort to mitigate/eliminate sex trafficking what methodological approach would you use to collect your data (e.g., surveys, secondary data, experiments) and Why?
Briefly, describe what other subfields of sociology (e.g., criminology, medical sociology, social psychology) may be interested in your findings as it relates to mitigating/eliminating sex trafficking. (choose one subfield)
Your paper must include your references on a separate page in proper APA 7th edition format.
Please refer to the attached guidelines for proper APA 7th edition in-text citations.
NOTE: The following is a list of concepts found within sociology, but this list is by no means exhaustive.
(values and norms)
sanction (positive or negative)
ideal vs. real culture
looking glass self
manifest and latent functions
ascribed and achieved statuses
social construction of reality
role expectation/role performance (count as one)
Sex and Gender patriarchy sex typing of work feminism glass ceiling gender roles gender socialization Race and Ethnicity genocide
techniques of neutralization
Marriage and Family
power in families:
APA style guidelines
APA Format Tutorial Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEqRqSsNDjc
The APA style of parenthetical citation includes the author’s last name and the year of publication. A page number is included only when you are quoting the exact words from a source.
A page number is always included when material is copied word for word from a source.
A page number is not necessary when material is paraphrased (i. e., stated in your own words instead of copied word for word).
There are two ways to cite another’s work. One way puts the author’s last name and the year of publication in parentheses at the end of the sentence. The second way is to include the author’s name as part of your sentence and put just the year of publication in parentheses. Either way is correct.
Work with One Author
a.) Dust plays a larger role in our lives than we realize (Holmes, 2001).
b.) Holmes (2001) points out that, “between 1 and 3 billion tons of desert dust fly up into the sky annually” (p. 5).
Note: If you cite the same author again in the same paragraph you don’t need to include the year as long as it can’t be confused with another work. (Ex. The role of dust in asthma is being reevaluated (Holmes, 2001). Holmes also mentions…)
The citation below shows you how to cite a book with one author on your reference page.
Kaku, M. (1994). Hyperspace: A scientific odyssey through parallel universes,
time warps, and the tenth dimension. New York: Oxford University Press.
SOC 1301 FILM ANALYSIS PAPER ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
__ 1. Provide a summary of the film that includes an overview of the plot and
briefly describes the characters. (10)
_______2. Explain the purpose of the paper (to analyze the film using sociological concepts) and
explain why the film lends itself to sociological analysis. (5)
¬¬_ Total Points (15)
Each term must be defined (2 points) with a properly APA in-text citation (2 points) and clearly applied to specific themes and/or scenes in the film. (6 points).
_ Key term #1 (10) Key term #3 (10) __ Key term #5 (10)
_ Key term #2 (10) Key term #4 (10) __ Key term # 6 (10)
_ Total Points (60)
_ 1a. Defined and compared two of the three major theoretical perspectives to the film with proper APA in-text citations. (5)
_____ 1b. Explained in detail how both perspectives applied to the film and recommended a theoretical perspective(s) for viewing the film. (10)
_ Total Points (15)
_____ 1. Explained in detail what was learned from completing the assignment as it relates to sex trafficking. (2) ______2. Explained how social institutions can get involved to mitigate/eliminate sex trafficking. (2)
Implications for future research
_______ 3. Discussed research methodology for possible future research. (2) _______4. Described subfield of sociology that might be interested in research study outcome. (2)
__ 5. References at top of a separate page, centered, correct spelling, and APA format. (2)
__ Total Points (10)
Total Paper Points ___ (100) Letter Grade __
- Once your paper is graded for content, up to 10 points may be deducted for problems in the overall presentation. The following list includes some (but not all) of the areas that will be considered when assessing overall presentation: proper spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, appropriate transitions between sections, paragraph structure, and proper format including clearly labeled sections, bold concept/theoretical perspective and a cover page.