Essay Small Research Topic For this paper, select a social topic that addresses

Essay
Small Research Topic
For this paper, select a social topic that addresses a social problem: poverty, inequality, racism, sexism, global crises, social media and misinformation, war (these are some examples), and provide an overview of your topic, the academic literature, and its relevance to society.
Why is your topic important?
What should we know?
What have other researchers discovered pertaining to your subject matter?
What are some of the major issues?
How/why is this topic sociologically significant (i.e., application of concepts)?
These questions should give you some guidelines as to the construction of your paper. Your paper should be between 4-5 pages in length (not including the bibliography), double-spaced, with 12-point font. You should have a minimum of 5 academic peer-reviewed sources. Do not use Wikipedia or unverified online sites. This assignment is worth 50 points.
Grading Rubric
Minimum means the least or smallest amount or quantity possible, attainable, or required. A grade of C means that typically the student did the minimum level of work well, but did not exceed that.
A/A- (50-45) Your paper addressed an appropriate topic relating to our course. You engaged with the academic literature, and its relevance to society. You wrote a 5 page (written does not include title page or references) paper that incorporated what you learned and how that connected to your topic and the literature. You had a minimum of 6 academic peer-reviewed sources. You did not use Wikipedia, encyclopedias or unverified online sites. You included the full citations in ASA or APA format (authors, publishers, date/year, title). Your paper demonstrated a superior understanding of concepts and theories regarding social problems. You submitted all of the above to the assignments section/drop box to be graded before the due date.
B/B- (44-40) Your paper addressed an appropriate topic relating to our course. You engaged with the academic literature, and its relevance to society. You wrote a 4-5 page (written does not include title page or references) paper that incorporated what you learned and how that connected to your topic and the literature. You had a minimum of 5-6 academic peer-reviewed sources. You did not use Wikipedia, encyclopedias or unverified online sites. You included the full citations in ASA or APA format (authors, publishers, date/year, title). Your paper demonstrated a good understanding of concepts and theories regarding social problems. You submitted all of the above to the assignments section/drop box to be graded before the due date.
C/C- (39-34) Your paper addressed an appropriate topic relating to our course. You engaged with the academic literature, and its relevance to society. You wrote a 3-4 page (written does not include title page or references) paper that incorporated what you learned and how that connected to your topic, the literature and theory. You had a minimum of 4 academic peer-reviewed sources. You did not use Wikipedia, encyclopedias or unverified online sites. You included the full citations in ASA or APA format (authors, publishers, date/year, title). Your paper demonstrated an adequate understanding of concepts and theories regarding social problems. You submitted all of the above to the assignments section/drop box to be graded before the due date.
D (33-27) Your paper addressed an appropriate topic relating to our course. You engaged with the academic literature, and its relevance to society. You wrote a 2-3 page (written does not include title page or references) paper that did not incorporate what you learned and how that connected to your topic, the literature and theory. You had less than 4 (4>) academic peer-reviewed sources. You did not include the full citations in ASA or APA format (authors, publishers, date/year, title). Your paper demonstrated an insufficient understanding of concepts regarding social problems. You did notsubmit all of the above to the assignments section/drop box to be graded before the due date.
F (26