Read the excerpt from C. Wright Mills’ The Sociological Imagination, which is provided on the Canvas page.  Then answer the following questions in one essay and be prepared to discuss your responses in class.

  • What is the sociological imagination?Why might it be useful?
  • How does Mills differentiate between a personal trouble and a public issue?Why is this distinction important?
  • Using your sociological imagination, explain how a personal trouble from your own life could actually be part of a public issue. Be sure to support your position that the problem is indeed a public issue by citing either a newspaper article or a peer-reviewed article that reinforces the public nature of the problem.

The essay shall not exceed three pages (double-spaced, 12 font).
Cite the sources (using either MLA or APA format) within the body of your essay as an in-text citation.  Also provide a works cited page.
You must submit the assignment as a Word file or a PDF file by 11:59 P.M. on Wednesday, March 4  2020 through Canvas. You can view the grading rubric by clicking on the top of the page and then by selecting “show rubric.”
Please see the course policy on late assignments stated on the syllabus.