For this paper, you are required to compare the ideas of two out four theorists (Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber, or Charlotte Perkin Gilman). The choice of theorists is up to you. You should select two theorists that have some basic commonalities in order to facilitate a meaningful comparison.
Your paper should be 6 pages in length, double-spaced (not including a reference page or title page). You must use 12-point Times New Roman font and margins should be set at 1-inch. Any headings you include will not count towards your page count. You need at least 6 full pages of text.
As part of this assignment, you will need to outline the theoretical orientation of the theorists that you choose, as well as the major themes that their work covers. However, it is important that your paper does not simply read as two separate summaries. It must be clear that you are comparing the ideas of the two theorists you are examining. You need to highlight how their ideas are similar and different throughout the paper. Thus, your discussion of both theorists should be integrated into a single narrative.
It is very likely that you will need to conduct research beyond the Powerpoint I have provided you in order to write a comprehensive comparison piece. Keep in mind that we only covered a small fraction of what each theorist wrote. Therefore, I anticipate the best papers being those that are thoroughly researched. If you do use outside sources, be sure to cite them in the text and include a reference page at the end of the paper. Use as many outside resources as possible!
Grammar counts! Make sure to proofread it and to make sure it doesn’t have any grammar or punctuation mistakes.