Unit 2 assessment – life cycle of a social problem



In Unit 1, you identified recent technological advancements that have impacted human beings.

In this unit’s discussion post, you researched a social problem related to a recent technological advancement.

Next, you are to write a brief outline (see template below for guidance) analyzing the life cycle of that social problem. The life cycle of social problems includes the following stages:

  1. Emergence and claims-making
  2. Legitimacy
  3. Renewed claims-making
  4. Development of alternative strategies

Make sure to support each point with facts derived from valid outside sources selected with the methods covered in this week’s discussion post. Please submit your writing assignment in an outline format (see example attached to this prompt). Be sure to cite all sources using APA formatting style (Links to an external site.).

The Library of Congress (Links to an external site.) has established an index of social issues in the United States. Please reach out to the instructor with any questions about this assignment.


Library of Congress (n.d.). Table of contents for social issues in America. Retrieved from http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0516/2005018778.html

Purdue Online Writing Lab (n.d.). APA formatting and style guide. Retrieved from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html 

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