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SOC 2100: Modern Social Problems

Where do I start?

It all begins with your topic.

  • State your TOPIC in terms of you would like to find out about: "I would like to explore ..."
    • For example: I would like to explore attitudes toward corporal punishment in various countries.
  •  State that you are exploring this because you want to discover who, what, where, or why.
    • For example: I am exploring this because I want to know if there are different attitudes toward corporal punishment in Japan and the United States.
    • (More focused yet: I would like find out if attitudes toward corporal punishment in the schools are different Japan and the United States.)

Black Lives Matter Protest

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By Ted Eytan from Washington, DC, USA (Ferguson Protest DC 49917) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Brad Dennis
Librarian:
Phone: 269-387-1581
Office: Waldo 1012