Iscuss plagiarism, academic dishonesty/misconduct

Using your sociological imagination critically consider the issue of plagiarism, academic dishonesty/misconduct, and/or ethics in social research from a sociological perspective. For instance, one option might be to look at how plagiarism could be seen from a deviance perspective. Another possibility is to look at one or more of the current responses to plagiarism in academic institutions. Aspects of plagiarism/ academic misconduct are reflected in processes of socialization, media and culture. For example one approach would be to examine what plagiarism is, news media reporting of academic misconduct and if plagiarism is defined as deviant. From a sociological point of view, discuss one or more of these issues within the context of academia.

The assignment should be between 1000a?1200 words and show you have consulted a minimum of 6 recent academic sources (the majority published since 1995 with at least two published within the past 5 years). Academic sources are peera?reviewed articles or scholarly books available through the UVic library or other reputable source. Government and other websites are not peera?reviewed and cannot be included toward the minimum 6 academic source requirement, although you may use them as supplementary sources.
Your assignment must also correctly use a minimum of 6 different sociological concepts listed below. Concepts must be underlined or . You do not need to define the concepts in your essay but it must be clear from your assignment that you understand the concepts you use. Further information on your assignments and grading criteria is contained in your course outline and posted on Blackboard.
Sociological concept list: sociological imagination, beliefs, values, norms, mores, culture, cultural change, cultural lag, socialization, social construction of reality, Thomas Theorem, technology, manifest functions, social dysfunctions, anticipatory socialization, deviance, social control, containment theory, conformity, labeling theory, social power, structurala?functionalism, social change, strain theory, deviant subcultures, ritualism, retreatism, rebellion, opportunity structure, stigma, primary deviance, secondary deviance, master status, degraduation ceremony, symbolic interactionsim, retrospective labeling, projective labeling, capitalism, media, community. Many of these concepts can be found in your course textbook.
Marking guidelines:
Up to 20 points for structure, including introduction to the topic and for appropriate conclusion. Up to 20 points for discussion that correctly uses sociological concepts. Up to 20 points for demonstrating the use of a sociological imagination. Up to 20 points for evidence of having consulted scholarly sources including bibliography and ina?text citations. Up to 20 points for argumentation, quality of discussion, coherent thoughts.
Up to 25 points deducted for below standard writing, grammar, referencing and formatting errors.
General requirements: 1. Each assignment should be between 1000 to 1200 words. Assignments below or over limit are penalized.
2. Your assignment should have a title page with your name, a formal title for the assignment (not just assignment 1, assignment 2), course number, my name, and a word count. It should be double-spaced with normal sized margins and Times New Roman 12 pt or other font equivalent in size is required.
3. Appropriate use and application of a minimum of 6 sociological concepts (lists to be made available ahead of the assignments respective due dates). Concepts used should be underlined or
. It must be clear that you understand the meaning of the concepts being used. 4. University-level writing.
5. Evidence in each assignment that you have consulted at least 6 RECENT academic sources -i.e., peerreviewed articles or scholarly books available through the UVic library or other reputable source. This means that you use in-text citations where appropriate and that you do not include unsubstantiated evidence as part of your argument. Your textbook and supplementary materials provided through Blackboard do not count as external scholarly sources. You are restricted to using either the American Sociological Association (ASA) or American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style and must be consistent in your usage. Further instructions on finding RECENT scholarly material and proper referencing will be made available on Blackboard and/or given in class.
6. Each assignment should have page numbers, a title page (see # 2 above), an introductory paragraph (in which you outline the issue), a clear thesis statement, a discussion (in which you discuss the issue), a conclusion (in which you sum up and add any further thoughts), and a bibliography on a separate page.