In this milestone, you will submit Mapping the Issue (Section II of your final project). This milestone is a
concept map or PowerPoint that will help you visualize
the social issue and how it relates to the following sociological concepts: cultural beliefs and biases, social
roles, social inequalities, and existing social conditions.
A concept map is a visual diagram that helps you make mental connections between concepts and show
the nature of those relationships graphically. In a
concept map, lines represent that there is a relationship between different categories. This concept map is
a critical piece of your final project, which is due in
Module Seven. Support your ideas with scholarly sources. You can list the sources below the concept map.
Using the social issue you selected in Milestone One in Module Two, you will further examine the issue
using the sociological concepts of cultural beliefs and
biases, social roles, social inequalities, and the existing social conditions. These concepts will serve as
categories through which you examine the issue, as you will
identify how each is related to the larger issue. Using a concept-mapping tool of your choosing, begin to fill
out your concept map around your chosen issue. You
may use this concept map, or you may use a presentation program to create a concept map using the
provided PowerPoint Template.
Create your map by starting with your social issue in the center. From there, add the following in your map:
A. Identify and explain in the map or PowerPoint at least two examples of the cultural beliefs and biases
related to the social issue. Some examples of
cultural beliefs and biases include the economic system (such as capitalism), social theory (such as
individualism), and religious beliefs. Be sure to label
this within your map.
B. Identify and explain in the map or PowerPoint at least two examples of the social roles played by the
main individuals or groups in the social issue. For
example, an individual may be a parent, a teacher, a provider, a criminal, a victim, or a dependent. Be sure
to label this within your map.
C. Identify and explain in the map or PowerPoint at least two examples of the social inequalities related to
this social issue. Some examples of social
inequalities include race, social class, and English language ability. Include a label for this element of the
D. Identify in the map or PowerPoint at least two examples of the existing social conditions that the social
issue is challenging or impacting. Some
examples include the media, crime rates, and unemployment. For instance, you may find that crime and
violence are largely related to the war on drugs.