College Sociology Mrs. Surian Due Date Paper #1 Sociological Theories . . . a Critical Analysis After having read C. Wright Mills’ The Promise, write a three-page TYPED paper that discusses the following: Part I. The Sociological Imagination Explain and discuss C. Wright Mills’ notion of the Sociological Imagination, and state why possessing such an imagination is essential in order to better understand society. Cite at least 2 quotes from “The Promise,” and discuss what Mills means by them. Do you agree or disagree with what he is saying about the social world from these quotes. **Be sure to cite the page number of the quotes. Eg. (Mills 3) Describe what Mills refers to as the Promise? Discuss and analyze what is being promised? Discuss an example of how one uses his/her sociological imagination for a normal, everyday occurance. Part II. Social Theories-Symbolic Interaction Examine the theory of Symbolic Interaction. Describe Mead’s theory and give a current day example of symbolic interaction that occurs in your life. You may NOT use the examples discussed in class. (cup, soda etc.) State and discuss your findings from the research you conducted on Symbolic Interaction in a country other than the U.S. State how this “symbol” makes complete sense in that country, but in America it would not. Explain why. *Remember, ALWAYS include additional references as a separate Bibliography at the end of your paper. The works cited should be in MLA format as an annotated bibliography. ***Paper length: 3 pages, not including your Bibliography, 12 point, aerial font. Proper Annotated Citation of Ferguson Text: Mills, C. Wright. "The Promise." 1959. Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology. 5th Ed ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2008. 1-7. Print. Ferguson cites the first chapter of the Mills reading in her edited book. I used this reading to . . Proper Citation of Websites: Last Name, First Name (of Author). “Name of Section Used.” Overall Title of Site. Date of Access. URL address.