Values are “things in which people are interested - things they want, desire to be or become, feel as obligatory, worship, enjoy” (Williams, 1951:375).
Essay Topic: U.S. Values in the Media
This essay is designed for students to explore and deepen their knowledge of U.S. values and other cultural components from a sociological perspective. Writing this essay intends to enhance and further develop your cultural competence, and provide the opportunity to demonstrate ethical reasoning and the application of new knowledge.
Students taking Introduction to Sociology at SSC are required to complete a capstone writing assignment. The writing assignment chosen for this course is an essay on U.S. values in the media. The goal of this essay is to explore and deepen your knowledge and understanding of U.S. values from a sociological perspective.