Sociology of African Canadians
Students are required to submit eight (7) journal entries of 1000 words (4 -5 pages) (reference word count additional), excluding Week 1
Best six (6) of seven (7) grades will be counted, therefore 14.16% per submission.
Submissions are due Saturdays by 2100
Font: 12 Times New Roman
No submission may be missed without medical notation or other justifiable and supported reason
Journals are based on a summary of key themes in readings, films and podcasts concluding with 1 to 1.5 pages of personal commentary
See Sakai for detailed description
No submissions outside of the Week’s readings will be accepted without medical notation or prior arrangement
Each journal entry will consist of: a) summary of readings and films and b) critical and personal reflection on how the readings and films. The following is a general guide.
a) Summary portion (approx. 500-750) words
Describe the central theme/problem identified by the Week’s reading(s) and film. Why is this of concern to the author/filmmaker/interviewee?
– It is a good idea that as you read or watch film that you underline or note key phrases that grab your attention
– You are looking for something that makes you go “hmm”, “that’s interesting”, “how could that have happened?”
Provide one or two examples for how the author/interviewees supports their argument
Because chapters, articles and films vary in length, you are encouraged to write longer summaries with more examples for longer chapters, articles and films
b) Critical and reflection portion (approx. 250 words)
Based on your informed opinion or personal experience, discuss why selected the Week’s readings and films that you did. What did the author do that fulfilled or fail to fulfill your expectations? Have you come away with questions you think are worth exploring? If the issues raised in the essays and films were more widely known, what social impact do you think they would have? Why do you think so?
See ASA style guide for in-text and bibliographic references
See header to this journal guide
Page numbering required
Thoughtfulness Creativity Originality
composition (clear, coherent and organized)