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Ch 10: Sociology Essay Topics

About This Chapter

Take a look at these sociology essay topics to supplement your class assignments. These essay topics are available at any time, and you can assign them directly to your students or use them to generate your own sociology essay ideas.

Sociology Essay Topics - Chapter Summary

This collection of teacher resources provides instructors with a variety of sociology essay topics. Take a look inside to find essay topics on gender, aging, religion and much more. You can access these resources whenever you need to plan and implement writing assignments into your sociology curriculum.

How It Helps

  • Provides a variety of assignments: You can assign these essay topics in class or as homework.
  • Improves student understanding: Students will be challenged to think critically about a variety of sociology concepts.
  • Helps plan written assessments: You use these essay topics to generate your own ideas for your curriculum's sociology essays.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, you'll be able to assign sociology essay topics about:

  • Gender
  • Family
  • Deviance
  • Education
  • Aging
  • Health
  • Religion

20 Lessons in Chapter 10: Sociology Essay Topics
Sociology Essay Topics on Gender

1. Sociology Essay Topics on Gender

The role of gender in sociology is an important aspect of how people understand different social structures. This lesson offers essay topics that will help students understand and draw their own conclusions about the sociology of gender.

Essay Topics on Gender Equality

2. Essay Topics on Gender Equality

Learning about gender equality can be an important way to help your students think about history and justice. This lesson offers essay topics that will get your students thinking and writing about gender equality.

Criminal Justice Essay Topics

3. Criminal Justice Essay Topics

Many criminal justice classes require students to submit an essay. Instructors can help students choose an interesting topic. This lesson provides essay topic ideas related to the study of criminal justice.

Social Issues Essay Topics

4. Social Issues Essay Topics

Getting students writing about social issues can be an exciting way to ignite their interests while keeping them engaged in the writing process. These topics will help move your students' writing along toward increasingly meaningful and sophisticated processes and products.

American Dream Essay Topics

5. American Dream Essay Topics

The American dream is a sociological concept with far-reaching implications for many students. This lesson offers essay topics designed to help students think about the American dream and its roots.

Sociology Essay Topics on Family

6. Sociology Essay Topics on Family

This lesson provides a selection of essay topics that draw upon themes and concepts that are central to a unit on the sociology of the family. They are divided into two broad categories: historical views and the contemporary family.

Prison System Essay Topics

7. Prison System Essay Topics

Understanding the prison system and the practice of incarceration is an important aspect of learning about sociology. This lesson provides essay topics that will help your students make sense of how the prison system works.

Essay Topics on Justice

8. Essay Topics on Justice

Justice can be an incredibly tricky concept to unravel, yet it is at the center of a variety of philosophical debates. This lesson offers essay topics designed to help your students reflect on justice.

Sociology Essay Topics on Deviance

9. Sociology Essay Topics on Deviance

The topic of deviance in sociology will get your students thinking critically about the world in which they live. The prompts available in this lesson are ready to implement in your classroom and will save you time.

Sociology Essay Topics on Education

10. Sociology Essay Topics on Education

Many students are interested in the sociology of education since it influences their lives every day! This lesson offers essay topics that help students approach education from a sociological perspective.

Sociology of Aging Essay Topics

11. Sociology of Aging Essay Topics

This lesson includes a selection of essay topics that draw upon themes and concepts that are central to the sociology of aging. The topics are organized into categories to help you integrate them into your curriculum.

Sociology of Health Essay Topics

12. Sociology of Health Essay Topics

The sociology of health and related sociology of illness is an important branch of sociology. This lesson offers essay topics that will help your students think critically and deeply about the sociological issues in health and wellness.

Sociology of Religion Research Paper Topics

13. Sociology of Religion Research Paper Topics

Whether you are teaching a sociology class or a course focused on religion, the sociology of religion will likely fascinate your students. This lesson offers some research paper topics that you can assign so that your students learn as much as possible.

Birth Order Lesson Plan

14. Birth Order Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides ideas for teachers whose students are learning about birth order. Students will watch a video lesson and then create a radio broadcast that explains the Adlerian theory of birth order.

13th Documentary Discussion Questions

15. 13th Documentary Discussion Questions

These questions will help students identify and examine key facts and details from the Academy Award nominated documentary by Ava Duvernay, '13th'. It shows the history of oppression against the African American community since the introduction of the 13th amendment in 1865.

The Mask You Live In Discussion Questions

16. The Mask You Live In Discussion Questions

'The Mask You Live In' is a film by director Jennifer Siebel Newsom that examines the culture of toxic masculinity that contributes to psychological and societal problems. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this documentary.

2 Million Minutes Discussion Questions

17. 2 Million Minutes Discussion Questions

''2 Million Minutes'' is a documentary that compares high schools in the USA, China, and India. These questions can help guide your students through a discussion on this film and its argument.

A Place at the Table Discussion Questions

18. A Place at the Table Discussion Questions

'A Place at the Table' is a documentary by directors Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson that examines the problem of hunger in different parts of America. This lesson will guide classroom discussions about this film.

Sicko Film Discussion Questions

19. Sicko Film Discussion Questions

'Sicko' is a 2007 film by director Michael Moore that compares the for-profit healthcare industry in the United States to universal healthcare in other countries. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this documentary.

A Quilt of a Country Discussion Questions

20. A Quilt of a Country Discussion Questions

'A Quilt of a Country' by Anna Quindlen is an editorial written for 'Newsweek' magazine following the September 11 attacks on America. This asset provides discussion questions about this work.

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