Throughout class, we've worked with the Big Four theoretical perspectives in sociology - functionalism, conflict theory, feminism, and symbolic interactionism. For this assignment, you'll submit a 5-page paper in which you analyze a current event through each of these lenses. You may choose any recent event (something that has happened during this semester) that has significantly impacted society. If you're not sure whether a particular event works, feel free to check with me. As you write your paper, please refer to these steps: 1) Include an introductory paragraph. This is a good place to provide background on the event itself before diving into your analysis. 2) Analyze the event from a functionalist perspective, drawing on relevant course concepts. 3) Analyze the event from a conflict theory perspective. 4) Analyze the event from a feminist perspective. 5) Analyze the event from a symbolic interactionist perspective. 6) Include a brief conclusion. A few sentences are fine - just something to tie your paper up. 7) If you use outside sources, please cite them in a References / Works Cited page, and include in-text citations. You don't need to cite the textbook. You may use either APA or MLA format, whichever you prefer. Please note that this page does not count toward the five-page minimum.