Read Ch.1 of Allan G. Johnson’s book The Forest and the Trees, 2d ed. (Philadelp
Read Ch.1 of Allan G. Johnson’s book The Forest and the Trees, 2d ed. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008). This chapter is posted on Prof. Johnson’s website at the following link:
In a 2-3 page essay, analyze Johnson’s view of society as an expression of one of the concepts and/or theoretical perspectives discussed in Chapter 1 of the Tischler textbook. For example, you may use “sociological perspective” (Berger), “sociological imagination” (Mills), functionalist theory, or symbolic interactionist theory. Your essay should include the following sections:
1, Introduction (This paragraph must conclude with a thesis statement.)
2. Brief summary of Johnson’s chapter.
3. Development of your thesis, using supporting details from Johnson’s work and Tischler’s chapter. 4. Conclusion (Address the value of Johnson’s insights for understanding contemporary society.)
This paper must be typed (use 11- or 12-point Calibri or Times New Roman font) and submitted to Blackboard as a Word document or pdf only. Be sure to cite all ideas that are not your own—whether those ideas are presented as direct quotes, paraphrased material, or summaries. Citation styles vary, but generally, citations should appear within the body of the paper as “author’s last name, publication date, page number (if applicable),” and should be placed in parentheses. Full citations, including publication information, should appear on a separate page at the end (i.e., after your 2-3 pages of content). You may use ASA, APA, MLA, Chicago, or any style guide that you are familiar with. The “Student Resources” page on our class Blackboard site has a link to the Purdue Online Writing Lab, which provides abbreviated guidelines for all the major citation styles. Failure to cite sources will be considered a violation of the College’s Academic Integrity Policy.