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Professor Ledesma, Homestead Campus

SYG2000 Group Project

As noted on the syllabus, you must work on a group project. This project has multiple parts, allowing all group members to work on different parts. You will be assigned your group members and will have a group page created in Canvas. Below are detailed instructions for this project and the possible topics you can choose.

Each Group Project will consist of:

  1. Annotated bibliography 
  2. Outline 
  3. A 5-7 page paper 
  4. One-page poster board 
  5. A 5-7 minute in-class presentation or Video (We will determine if you will need a video)

Annotated Bibliography:

The group will annotate 8-10 peer-reviewed articles related to the topic you will write and present. More details in the dropbox. 

Suggested Database for Annotated Bibliography

Research Support 

Writing Support

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Sample Annotated Bibliography Entry (Scroll Down for APA)

Paper Guidelines

1. Introduction  

2. Review of Literature  

3. Methodology  

4. Findings (also called Results)  

5. Discussion  

6. Conclusion  

7. References (according to APA style)

8. Appendices (if needed) 


Below are topics you can work on with possible subtopics:

Sociology Research Topics on Race

  • How are race and class related?
  • Discuss racial segregation in cities.
  • What is the difference between ethnic culture and race?
  • How ethnicity affects class?
  • Discuss racial stereotypes and their effects.
  • How can racism in workplaces be controlled?
  • Are ethnicity and nationality the same thing?
  • Do race, nationality, and ethnicity affect self-esteem?
  • How did white people become white?
  • Discuss the sociology of race and ethnic relations.

Sociology Research Topics on Social Media

  • What is the impact of social media on peopleâs communication habits? 
  • Discuss how online networks have changed the way we interact with one another.
  • How does social media influence consumer behavior? 
  • Discuss the effects of digital divides on access to information. 
  • What is the relationship between political participation and social media use?  
  • What is the role of social media in promoting civic engagement? 
  • Discuss the influence of online networks on forming relationships. 
  • How does online communication impact offline interaction? 
  • What are the effects of cyberbullying on young peopleâs mental health? 
  • Discuss how algorithms shape people's experiences with social media.

Sociology Research Topics on Education

  • Should students be allowed to take any subject they want in colleges?
  • Do school uniforms decrease teasing and bullying?
  • Why should teachers make more money?
  • Should public education be handled through private enterprises?
  • Should religious education be given priority over academic knowledge?
  • What are ethical values that should be considered in education?
  • What would a perfect educational setting look like?
  • What is the best teacher/student ratio for enhanced learning?
  • What are the pros and cons of standardized testing?
  • Discuss the strategies for dealing with difficult students.

Medical Sociology Research Topics

  • Discuss the inequalities in health care and social classes.
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of plastic surgery?
  • Bodybuilding: Is it safe for health?
  • Discuss different beauty standards and their impact on health.
  • What are the effects of medicines on the human body?
  • How are mental health and physical health-related?
  • Discuss the social effects of mental disorders.
  • How can we achieve health equity?
  • How can happiness cure diseases?
  • Discuss how different treatment methods are evolved.

Environmental Sociology Research Topics

  • What is meant by ecological culture?
  • Discuss the concept of ecological education.
  • Discuss the overview of global ecological movements.
  • What is the impact of the environment on society?
  • How can humans establish rational relationships with nature?
  • Discuss eco-feminism and its impact on social norms.
  • What are the negative effects of industrial waste on the environment?
  • How is climate change related to global warming?
  • How does an ecosystem work?
  • What is the process of recycling?

Sociology Research Topics on Gender

  • How are young women presented in social media?
  • Compare the wage gap between the genders in different states.
  • Why should we promote equal opportunities for men and women?
  • What does it mean to be transgender?
  • Discuss the empowerment of women in sports
  • What can be done to make the environment safer for women?
  • Why are girls at greater risk of sexual violence?
  • How can we teach men and women about their equal rights?
  • Discuss the challenges that women face at the workplace.
  • Discuss the contribution of women in the development of the world economy.

Sociology Research Topics on Family

  • How should a family be defined?
  • Discuss the negative effect on children adopted by a family of different ethnicity.
  • Why should parents take a parenting class before having children?
  • How can a familyâs behavior affect a childâs education?
  • Discuss the effects of divorce on children.
  • How long should two people date before they marry?
  • What are the positive and negative consequences of single parenting?
  • Discuss family policies in western societies.
  • What are the benefits of arranged marriage?
  • Discuss the benefits of being married.

Relationship-Related Sociology Research Topics

  • The impact of social media on modern dating practices
  • The influence of cultural norms on the formation of intimate relationships
  • The effect of parenting styles on the development of romantic relationships
  • The role of attachment style in relationship satisfaction and longevity
  • The impact of gender roles on romantic relationships
  • The influence of religion on relationship formation and success
  • The effect of socioeconomic status on relationship dynamics
  • The role of power and control in abusive relationships
  • The impact of technology on long-distance relationships.
  • The effects of helicopter parenting on child development and well-being

Sociology Research Topics on Mental Health

  • Discuss the impact of mental health stigma on people's lives.
  • What is the relationship between mental health and physical well-being? 
  • How does stress affect people's mental health? 
  • Discuss the effects of trauma on mental health. 
  • What are the challenges faced by those with mental illnesses in accessing healthcare services? 
  • How do substance abuse and mental health interrelate? 
  • What is the relationship between poverty and mental illness? 
  • Discuss the impact of media on people's perceptions of mental health. 
  • How do gender roles influence people's attitudes toward mental health? 
  • Discuss how social support networks can help those with mental illnesses.