Instructions Writing Assignment Four – Applying Sociological Perspectives For this assignment you will write paper explaining how you would apply the sociological perspectives to explain a social phenomenon. Use information from throughout the course to complete the following written assignment: Use one of the three sociological perspectives (functional, conflict, or symbolic interaction) to explain one of the following social phenomena. • Bureaucracies: Why do we have bureaucracies in the public or private sectors? • Education: Why do we have schools? • Illegal Drug Use: Who are more likely to use illegal drugs? What happens to various categories of users? • Poverty: Why does poverty exist? • Prejudice: Why are some people prejudiced against others? • Prisons: Who are more likely to end up in prison and why? • Wage Gap: Why does the wage gap still exist? • War: Why has the United States been involved in so many wars around the world? Instructions: • Your paper should be at least two, double-spaced pages in length, in Arial or Times New Roman, 12 point type. • Organize your paper in three separate paragraphs. o The first includes a summary of the perspective, using the exact sociological terminology. o The second includes the application of the perspective to the selected topic, providing specific examples. o The third includes your own viewpoint, analysis, comments, or argument about how that perspective explains the discussed issue. • You will need to cite your references using APA. • Save your document as lesson9_paperYourName.doc or lesson9_paperYourName.docx. • Attach and submit your paper to the Writing Assignment Four – Applying Sociological Perspectives dropbox folder. • Be sure to reference course materials and other resources correctly. You must cite your sources to receive full credit for this assignment.