Sociological Perspectives Assessment

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate your understanding of the three sociological perspectives: functionalism, conflict and symbolic-interactionism by applying it to the case of Korean Airline crashes as described in chapter 7 of Outliers by Malcom Galdwell


  1. Outline and grading rubric HERE
  2. Powerpoint of the three perspectives

2 thoughts on “Sociological Perspectives Assessment”

    1. Since each perspective has a different take on the problem of the crashes, they also each have a different remedy consistent with how they look at the problem. A functionalist explanation would not consider power imbalances has a cause, nor look to that for a correction. But a conflict theorist would. Of all the solutions discussed in the chapter, there is at leat one element that falls into each of the three theories


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