journals. The final critical essay must include a minimum of THREE sociological scholarly sources NOT including the course textbook and related course materials. You are working to further expand your thinking and to be in critical conversation with scholars on your chosen topic.


Students are required to include full bibliographic information for all secondary materials used in their work. All submissions should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins and size 12 font. You must use proper APA format (including in-text citations) in the completion of your written work.


Your final critical essay should answer the following questions (in an integrated and argumentative discussion); you will not be overtly responding to these questions, but should use these prompts in formulating your argument:


– What is the song’s “thesis” (what is the song about)?

– To what major course theme and course concepts does the song relate?

– How does the song relate to a major course theme and specific course concepts?

– What is your position on your chosen issue and related course concepts? (Your work should have a clearly articulated thesis statement.)

– What academic sources can you find and implement that are useful to your thinking about your chosen course theme, popular song, and specific issues? (Your final critical essay should employ three sources, relate source theses, and be incorporated into your discussion and reasoning.)

– How can you demonstrate your logical line of reasoning and support your specific position?