Social Adversity Challenges Assignment

Social Adversity Challenges Assignment

Social Adversity Challenges Assignment

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Economic, Political, and Social Adversity Challenges a Nation

Economic, Political, and Social Adversity Challenges a Nation

Complete both parts of this assignment.

Part A: Post-Watergate Presidencies

Choose five events during the 1970s from the following list.

Identify the basic facts, dates, and purpose of the event in two to three sentences in the “Identify” column.

Include why the event is significant in the “Significance” column.

Add a reference for your material in the “Reference” column.

  • Post-Watergate Public Opinion
  • The Arab Oil Embargo
  • Stagflation
  • High Interest Rates
  • The Crisis of Confidence
  • Energy crisis
  • The Iranian Hostage Crisis
  • The Sagebrush Rebellion
  • OPEC
  • Gerald Ford
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Panama Canal


Event Identify Significance Reference


Part B: Select and complete one of the following:

Option 1: Pop and Media Culture of the 1970s

Option 2: 1970s Sitcoms

Option 1: Pop and Media Culture of the 1970s

Resource: Moving On, Ch.13 section, “Conflict and Diversity: Hollywood’s Visions of the 1970s” through “Television and the Ascendary of the Media Culture.”

Create a five- to eight-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation on media culture and how it reflected American society in the 1970s. You may explore one of the following: movies, television shows, or music bands.

Include five 1970s movies, television shows, or bands and address how each of these artistic venues mirrored American culture in the 1970s. For example, if you select The Mary Tyler Moore Show you would need to address how this show represented the modern feminist movement. Your presentation must include a written component. Use the speaker notes section to include specific factual information and detailed descriptions of experiences, key figures, or other relevant data about your selections.

Use one source other than your textbook and include speaker notes with the presentation slides.

Include a title slide, introductory slide, and references slides; however, these do not count towards the five- to eight-slide requirement.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Option 2: 1970s Television Sitcoms

Imagine you are a cultural anthropologist studying how 1970s culture was represented in television sitcoms.

Select three shows from the list below and watch several full or partial rerun episodes on the Internet. Observe closely in order to address how they reflected the cultural and social movements of the 1970s decade.

Create a 350- to 700-word report on your findings.

Include as many aspects of the following as possible.


  • Gender, racial, ethnic, and social aspects
  • Family relationships
  • Fashion and attire
  • Values
  • Interests
  • Material culture
  • Reflection of social movements of the 1970s

Television Shows:

  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • M*A*S*H
  • All in the Family
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • The Jeffersons
  • WKRP in Cincinnati
  • Good Times
  • Charlie’s Angels

Use one source other than your textbook.

Format your paper according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Assignment Policies



Please read all of the information about the assignments below:


The assignments are to be done in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman 12- point font. Each assignment should use the modified APA 6th edition format. The assignment templates are set up in this modified format. The reference page should be in the APA format for every reference. The word requirement for the assignments are specifically stated in the guidelines of the assignment. The word count is from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion paragraph. FYI.


1- There should be a cited reference for each section of a paper as there are conclusion statements in each section (to meet the grading criteria) so the conclusion should be supported by a reference as the assignments are evidence-based research, clinical papers.

2- Word Count- The word count is done from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion. The word count must be within the minimum and maximum word limit stated in the assignment instructions. A 10% – point reduction will be made in the total points for the assignment.

Week 1 and 5 assignments should have SIX studies. Week 5 assignment is a compilation of sections from the week 1, 2 & 3 assignments.

Weeks 2 and 3 need to have at least THREE studies in the form of research studies. Please make sure that you look at the instructions for the assignment as well as the grading rubric. I have also provided templates for ALL assignments. It is in your best interest to use these as it will guide you so that you do not make common formatting errors.


Please utilize the resources in the STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER if you have difficulty with APA 6th Edition format, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation or tense structure.


Always submit the assignment in the drop box for that assignment. I cannot accept any assignment as an attachment to an email sent to my college email. Attaching it to a posting to the Questions to Instructor Forum or the Individual Forum is also not accepted.

I cannot grade any assignment unless it is placed into the drop box by the student per university policy.

Turn-It-In / Lopes Write

This is to be used for the assignments for these three weeks (2, 3 & 5) and it is NOT required for Week 1. All assignments will be placed through Turn It In first and then submitted in the drop box on the course shell. No assignments will be accepted as attachments to emails as this is not the university policy.

Grading Rubric-

The rubric for each assignment is found in the upper right- hand corner of the assignment page under the Forum Tab. Compare the requirements of the rubric with your paper prior to submission into the drop box so you will receive full credit for all graded criteria of the paper.

Late Assignment-

Any assignment that is late will have 10% deducted each day it is late. This is a 5- week class. It is imperative that you ask for help if you are having difficulty with an assignment.

You need to contact me as soon as possible if an assignment will be late prior to the submission deadline.