As part of your Group Project, you will be submitting some of your work to the librarians, then meeting with them to discuss your work. This is to help ensure you're finding relevant, high-quality sources to inform your research project (and improve your grade)! Below are the items you will submit to the librarians. Please see your course syllabus for complete project requirements!
1 document submitted by team leader (or assigned team member) that includes:
Email rough drafts to Beth and Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com)
Due: by 6:00am on Monday, February 27th.
Sign up for a group meeting here for the week of February 27th to go over rough draft.
Social issues are problems that negatively affect or oppress groups within a society. Social issues are often polarizing, with groups strongly for and against any laws or regulations related to that issue. Social issues can impact:
For example, support for legalized marijuana is shifting and states that have legalized marijuana have generated large a new market for drug paraphernalia. In another example, performers (including Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen), events (including the NCAA and ACC championship basketball games), and businesses have rescinded plans in North Carolina, with the intention to boycott the state, following passage of H.B. 2 or the "bathroom bill," viewed as a threat to the safety of transgendered people and rights of the LGBTQ+ group in general. North Carolina's stance on this social issue has already cost them millions.
In both of these examples, it is STATE LAWS rather than FEDERAL LAWS that are the driving factor. Who makes the laws related to your issue might determine the best places to research. Please talk to the librarians if you're unsure where to look.