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Exam Essay 1 (Seven or more pages, not including the bibliography. Do not use bullet points in the essay).
Watch the film Modern Times. You will need to find the film using the UHD library online Kanopy resource. Click on the instruction file in Blackboard for visual instructions.
Choose ONE of the classic theorists of sociology: Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx or Max Weber.
Describe in detail three or more concepts introduced by the theorist.
Apply the theorist’s concepts using illustrations from the film.
Explain in detail one or more limitations of the theorist’s concepts in explaining what you observed in the film. What is lacking from the theory? What does it not address in the context of the film?
Consider the work of other theorists and whether their theories address certain aspects of the film more effectively.
Consider the limitations of the theorist’s theoretical approach (for example: micro/macro, nomothetic or ideographic, historical context, etc. – It may be helpful to review the class notes from the early days of class).
Remember to organize your argument in a coherent way.
Sentence structure and grammar are important.
Properly cite your references
Include a bibliography.
Do not cite your class notes.
Cite original sources (included in the Blackboard folders or from the library).
Use the MLA Citation Style Guide: Author-Date Style: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html