Written Assignment 2 — 3 Ways to Study Anything — The 3 Levels of Analysis — micro/meso/macro
No cover sheet or name needed, 3 pages, 1 inch margins all around, 12 point font, double spaced, pages numbered
Select a social problem and write an essay that outlines the factors surrounding the social problem on the levels of the
groups and organizations (meso)
To get you started, check out this website for some examples of modern social problems:
For example, with the social problem of poverty, we might consider it this way:
On the micro/individual level, we might explore factors such as spending habits, individual employment and education, depression, child abuse, hunger, and a host of other factors.
On the meso/organizational level, we might encounter social service organizations, law enforcement and the courts, employment agencies, food banks, and many more.
On the macro/societal level, we might look at government legislation and policies that may have contributed to (or may be alleviating) poverty, such as health care reform, welfare reform, and so on.
1. Examine various sources (such as books, web sites, and academic journal articles) on the social problem you select. There is an academic journal called Social Problems available online from your computer (Manderino Library’s section of the Cal U website). List these sources at the end of your paper in a Works Cited page. This page counts towards your 3 page minimum. Use either APA or MLA format for citing sources. You do not need to make in-text citations. Just include a Works Cited page at the end. This website can help you:
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