Principles of Sociology

Principles of Sociology

Topics for Presentation

Race and Ethnicity

Racial Segregation in Cities

The Correlation between Class and Race

Interracial Marriage Then and Now

Racial Stereotypes and their Effects

Attitudes Toward Race and Police Brutality

Relationship Between Race and Class

Relationship Between Race and Educational Levels

How Ethnicity Affects Class

Multi-Ethnic Individuals and their Position in Society

America: Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?

Mass Media and social media

How ________ are Presented in the Media

[insert a race]

Young Women



Young Men


Disabled Individuals

Celebrities [choose one]

The Disabled

The Media’s Target and Portrayal for Profit

What Commercials Play at What Times During the Day? [Also, which channels do they play on?]

Sexuality and Disney Movies

Romantic Comedies and Women

Ratings and New Technologies: How Youth Watch Television

Social Media

Youth and Social Media

Social Media and Celebrity

Harassment and Bullying on Social Media

Does Social Media Make Us Lonely?

Does Social Media Promote Narcissism?

Sociology of Food and Eating

How Does [insert fast food place] Make their Food?

Food Laws and Regulations

Which Companies Supply Food to the US?

The Rise of “Organic” Farming

How Food is Distributed

The Locations of Fast-Food Chains in Relation to Low-Income Areas

The Geographical Difference in Food Distribution: Class Inequality

How Food is Consumed

Do You Know What’s In Your Food? A Study of Nutritional Facts and Food Education

Are We What We Eat? A Study on Obesity

Child Obesity

Has Technology Changed the Way We Eat?

Vegetarians, Vegans, and Others with Personal Food Regulations

How the Media Advertises Food

The Sociology of the Youth, Gender and Sexuality

Hip Hop Culture in the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s

“Emo” Culture: The Self-Destructive Teen

Mean Girls: A Study of Competition between Young Women

Jock Culture

At-Risk Youth and Deviant Behavior


Cyber Bullying

Women in the Workplace

Transgendered Individuals

Homosexuality and How it is Portrayed in the Media

The Feminist Revolution

Women’s Rights and Movements

The Sociology of Social Movements

The Civil Rights

Animal Rights


The Tea Party

Disability Rights

Gay Rights (Gay Marriage)



The Sociology of Class Conflict and Inequality

Class and Geographical Segregation

Ghettos and Gated Communities

Food in Rich and Poor Areas

Schools in Low-Income Neighborhoods

The Effects of the Ghetto on Youth

The “Ghetto” Cycle: A Study of Recidivism and No Opportunities

Wealth and Race

City Funding and District Zones

The Geography of Upward Mobility

The “Culture of Poverty”

The Relationship Between Poverty and Education

Class and Parenting Styles

The Welfare State

Sociology of the Family

Unconventional Family Structures

Influence of Parents on Child Behavior

Long-Term Effects of Child Abuse

Cross-Racial Adoption

Effects of Divorce on the Family

Single Parenting

Family Differences Across Race and Ethnic Groups

Teenage Mothers