Performance Assessment: Social Movements, Media, and Technology

Summarize and describe the nature and influence of collective behavior and social movements, and assess the impact of the media and technology on social change.

Write a 500- to 600-words (minimum) paper thoroughly discussing each of the following:

  • Describe the causes and development of collective behavior, social movements, and social change, different forms, levels, types and stages of collective behavior, differentiate between types of crowds, and provide examples of current social movements
  • Discuss theoretical perspectives on social movements, including emergent norm, value-added, resource mobilization, frame analysis, and new social movement theory
  • Describe technology in a sociological context, including issues and concerns, and describe the evolution and role of the media in society
  • Discuss how we analyze media and technology through various sociological perspectives
  • Discuss media consolidation and technology from a global standpoint

Basic Requirements (assignment criteria):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors.
  • A minimum of 500- to 600-words in length, double spaced, 1 inch margins.
  • Resources are cited in APA format in a reference list and using parenthetical citations (if you need help with this, review course resources).
  • Relevant terms and concepts are used and defined.
Collective Behavior, Social Movements, Media, and Technology
Criteria Ratings Pts
Describe the causes and development of collective behavior, social movements, and social change, different forms, levels, types and stages of collective behavior, differentiate between types of crowds, and provide examples of current social movements
Descriptions and examples are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Descriptions and examples are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Descriptions and examples are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Discuss theoretical perspectives on social movements, including emergent norm, value-added, resource mobilization, frame analysis, and new social movement theory
Discussions of theoretical perspectives are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Discussions of theoretical perspectives are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Discussions of theoretical perspectives are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Describe technology in a sociological context, including issues and concerns, and describe the evolution and role of the media in society
Descriptions of technology and discussions of issues and concerns are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Descriptions of technology and discussions of issues and concerns are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Descriptions of technology and discussions of issues and concerns are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Discuss how we analyze media and technology through various sociological perspectives
Discussions of the various theoretical perspectives on media and technology are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Discussions of the various theoretical perspectives on media and technology are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Discussions of the various theoretical perspectives on media and technology are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Discuss media consolidation and technology from a global standpoint
Discussions are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Discussions are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Discussions are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0