Choose a social problem to define, describe the scope and consequences of the problem, and assess society's responses to the problem (including public policies and other less formal responses).
- Illustrate out the term social problem.
- Why does this problem qualify as a "social problem"?
- What are the individual and social implications of this problem? Discussion of implications must be supported by accurate research data.
- What do the experts say about the problem?
- What have we, as a society, done about this problem? Again, consider public policies and other less formal responses.
- How is this working?
- Describe an alternative.
- Discuss why the alternative is, or can be, an effective response to the problem. Remember to consider negative consequences of the alternative response.