Theorist of Choice
The text, Sociology: Beyond Common Sense, describes many individuals who have contributed to our current view of sociology, including:

Auguste Comte
Emile Durkheim
Karl Marx
Max Webber
Harriet Martineau
Jane Addams
W.E.B. Dubois
Erving Goffman
George Herbert Mead
Robert Merton
From the list provided, identify one theorist whose work regarding society you found most interesting. Using the knowledge you have gained thus far in this course, write a paper that describes the theory or work aligned to the chosen theorist and provide three reasons why you chose this theorist. Use scholarly resources to support your thesis.

The paper must be three to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style Ashford Writing Center Essay (Links to an external site.). You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which must be found in the Ashford Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).

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