Mapping the Issue
In this milestone, you will submit Mapping the Issue (Section II of your final project). This milestone is a concept map 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 a presentation program such as PowerPoint to create this concept map.
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 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 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 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 concept map.
D. Identify in the map 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.
From my topic selection I believe they want me to put this with my chosen topic and also we can’t talk on both topic which was Feedback from instructor: Leanna-
Great job! I suggest you select drug addiction OR alcohol addiction. Do not try and do both.
So let’s just stick with drug addiction that is the main focus but please follow everything it says I will be uploading the whole rubric. And Please find another good crediable reference for this,