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Learning Resources

Note: To access this weeks required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Social work case studies: Foundation year. Baltimore: MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].
"Working with Clients with Dual Diagnosis: The Case of Joe" (pp. 7778)
Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2019). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Chapter 8, Mental Health and Substance Abuse (pp. 161-191)

Discussion: Dru



Learning Resources

Note: To access this weeks required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Optional Resources

Discussion: Theories of Life-Span Development

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman (2016) stated, "We need theories to guide our thinking and our work so that we may undertake research-informed practice" (p. 127-128). At the same time, the authors asserted, "No theory will be perfectly applicable. Perhaps you will decide that only one or two concepts make any sense to you in terms of working with clients" (p. 128). Though you may be able to apply only a few concepts in a particular theory to your work with clients, as a social worker,

Discussion Board for Intro to Sociology ( Book Intro to Sociology, Ritzer 5th )

 In Chapter 3 of your textbook, various methodological techniques for studying the social world are discussed. A key aspect of sociological research is utilizing the power of observation. Applying what you have learned about sociological research: First, discuss the role of observational research as a key methodology for studying society. Second, utilizing nonparticipant observation, participant observation, ethnography or netnography observe and record a detailed account of a social context or virtual social context that you are no stranger to (think local coffee shop, shopping mall, church or night club, a blog, twitter feed, or Instagram) from a sociological perspective. Be careful to be objective and ethically neutral. Do not include judgments or opinions of behaviors but rather, as best as possible, systematic observations. Third, discuss how a common-sense view of that social setting may look different from a sociolog

Personal Reflection


1. Please write one short paragraph (3-4 sentences) for each of the word sets below. The sentences should be as cohesive as possible. You must use all 3 words in each set.

2. You may write about any topic, but do not use I.

3. You may use other word forms of the words given (i.e., you can change them to their adjective form, verb form, the noun form, different tenses, etc.). 

4. Write your paragraphs so that the meanings of the given words are effectively demonstrated. 

5. You may use a dictionary.

6. The time limit is 12 minutes. Do your best.

1.) Haphazard, Aspiration, Discrete

2.) Humanitarian, Ambiguous, Wane

3.) Expansive, Sentiment, Obscure

Wendy Lewis 2

It is said that children's social behaviors and attitudes are influenced by what they see on TV, whether it be violence, prosocial skills, or a distorted view of women and minorities. Do you agree or disagree? Why? Support your response with research and personal anecdotes.Just need 135 words (ASAP)!

Wendy Lewis 1

A parent is at his or her wit's end over a seeming lack of ambition and drive in his 8-year-old son has come to you for help. All the child wants to do is play video games, the parent reports. As a professional counselor, how might you separately counsel both the parent and the child? Formulate your response around your understanding of physical development and multiple-intelligences theories as well as parenting styles. Just need 135 words (ASAP)!


Discussion 2

  1. What is intersectionality and why is intersectionality so important when thinking about LGBTQ issues? (300 words)

2.  You watched the film (A)sexual and heard various perspectives regarding people who identify as asexual. Describe your reactions to this film. How do you feel about the criticisms/backlash the asexual people in this film had to face? (300 words)

Discussion Post Guidelines:

  1. (30%) LENGTH. Each answer should be approximately 300 words in length. For example, if your Discussion 2 assignment requires you to answer 2 discussion questions, your entry for that week should be 600 words in length total (at least 300 words for each of the 2 questions for that week)
  2. (40%) COMPREHENSION. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the course readings and any other outside reading you may choose to use to answer the question.
  3. (1

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Social Influence Paper

View videos about the following famous social psychology experiments: Zimbardos Stanford Prison Experiment, Milgrams Obedience Study, and Aschs Conformity Study (websites for each are listed under your required readings for the week).

Based on the videos, this weeks readings , and additional research, write a 1500-2000 word analysis (excluding title page and references) of one of the following historical events:

  • Holocaust
  • My Lai Massacre
  • Heavens Gate Cult
  • Jonestown

Identify the sociopsychological environmental influences for your chosen historical event. Focus on the attitudes in response to a seemingly passive environment, being sure to include the effects of mere exposure, implicit attitudes, evaluative conditioning, and direct experience. A minimum of two academic references is required.

This Discussion Question aligns with the following weekly outcomes: 1,2

Personal Reflection Essay on Gender and Communication (See attachment)

Write a 2 page single-spaced paper that explains how you see yourself, another person, or members of an organization/institution with respect to gender.  Keep in mind that stronger papers will exceed the 600 word minimum requirement.  The grading rubric at the bottom of this page provides clarity for the expectations for this assignment.  

The paper should focus on gender as expressed and experienced through a persons life events. You may discuss any or all of the following: family dynamics (i.e., birth order, family expectations, religious values,  other influential institutions, etc.), and culture (how a person learns to act as a gendered person), have formed a worldview (...the way in which we perceive the world --and our behavior Gamble & Gamble, 2003, p. 59) and ultimately influenced communication.  You are not required to write about your pe

Sociology assignment

Write a 500 or more word essay answering the following questions.

Be sure to include in-text citations and include at least three  references

         In what ways does culture related to social class impact identity and pride within specific social classes?

         In what ways does culture help keep others outside of a specific social class?

         Would the answers you given make it more difficult for someone from a lower social class to pass as someone from a higher class or would it make it more difficult for someone from a higher social class to pass as someone from a lower class? Why?

         Why do most people stay in the same social class into which they were born?