Assignment Two: Final Paper – Waves of Immigration
Instructions:
This final paper will be 4-6 pages, not including title
and reference pages, in which you analyze the future
direction of stratification in the U.S. Maximum of 6
pages of content. I do not read beyond the six pages.
In this assignment, you will include:
1) A description of the latest wave of mass immigration,
which began in the 1960s. Discuss in detail the
particular issues of stratification faced by this latest
wave of immigrants, integrating our course materials.
2) A comparison of the impact of the latest wave
(approximately 1960s-now) with the first wave
(approximately 1820s-1920s) of immigrants in terms of
types of populations involved, causes for immigrating,
and overall impact on U.S. society, drawing from our
course materials.Two concepts (i.e. discrimination, racism, sexism,
ethnocentrism, etc.) from our materials and/or outside
scholarly readings for this group. You may find our
Sociological Theories and Concepts Toolkit to be
helpful (found in Announcements).
Two theories (i.e. conflict theory, interactionist theory,
feminist theory, critical race theory, etc.) from our
materials and outside scholarly readings (journal
articles no more than five years old) for this group. You
may find our Sociological Theories and Concepts
Toolkit to be helpful (found in Announcements).
In addition to our course materials (be sure to cite), you
will significantly incorporate research throughout the
paper from at least three peer-reviewed academic
journals (journal articles) no more than five years old.
You will start with an introduction (including a thesis
statement) and ending with a closing or summary
Your paper should utilize sound critical thought and it
should include appropriate APA in-text citations and full
APA references.
The structure of the paper must include the following
with subheadings to identify each section:
– TITLE PAGE (1 page)
– BODY OF PAPER WITH SUBHEADINGS (4 pages
minimum – 6 pages maximum)
– REFERENCE PAGE (1-page minimum)
General requirements:
3) Your own analysis of how you think the negative
consequences of stratification could be improved in
society for one particular disadvantaged group of your
choosing. What are the specific actions that could be
taken and in what areas of social life would the steps
create positive change? In doing so, you must apply:

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