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The paper must make strong links to the course and is to be a mechanism for students to think more personally and deeply about a given course topic and concepts. The goal here is depth (over breadth) and the demonstration of critical thinking and argumentation (over mere description). The final critical essay should be 5-7 pages in length (and, at minimum, 5 full pages, not including any title or reference pages). Students are required to write a sociological paper that is analytical, argumentative, and critical. It is imperative to note that the writing of a sociological paper requires the use of scholarly sociological sources, such as sociological books, edited sociological collections, and scholarly sociological journals. The final critical essay must include a minimum of THREE sociological scholarly sources NOT including the course textbook and related course materials. You are working to further expand your thinking and to be in critical conversation with scholars on your chosen topic. Students are required to include full bibliographic information for all secondary materials used in their work. All submissions should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins and size 12 font. You must use proper APA format (including in-text citations) in the completion of your written work. Your final critical essay should answer the following questions (in an integrated and argumentative discussion); you will not be overtly responding to these questions, but should use these prompts in formulating your argument: – What is the song’s “thesis” (what is the song about)? – To what major course theme and course concepts does the song relate? – How does the song relate to a major course theme and specific course concepts? – What is your position on your chosen issue and related course concepts? (Your work should have a clearly articulated thesis statement.) – What academic sources can you find and implement that are useful to your thinking about your chosen course theme, popular song, and specific issues? (Your final critical essay should employ three sources, relate source theses, and be incorporated into your discussion and reasoning.) – How can you demonstrate your logical line of reasoning and support your specific position?    IMPORTANT DUE DATES- You MUST have your complete essay introduction, including a list of three original academic references (besides course materials) cited using proper APA format completed before July 10th, 2022. I will need to see this, so I can give you the appropriate feedback needed for the final complete essay. – The final complete essay is due on July 16th, 2022. Be comprehensive and detailed in your approach. Ensure the work is devoid of grammar and punctual mistakes and adheres to university or post-grad readability. Your tone of language should be sophisticated and follow scholarly writing. If you do have any questions or concerns regarding the order, feel free to let me know, and I will respond to you as soon as possible.