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Topic Suggestions: Soc. Sciences

A guide to topics that could be developed into research projects or speeches, arranged by subject areas or categories

Topics (A - L)

  • adoption

  • animal cruelty and society

  • at-risk youth and deviant behavior

  • bias and prejudice

  • bullying and cyberbullying

  • capital punishment as a deterrent

  • civil rights

  • civility and social media

  • cheating in all aspects of society

  • class conflict

  • cliques and outcasts

  • cyber crime

  • counter cultures in American history

  • creating social stability through religion

  • crime as a social fact

  • curfew for teenagers

  • deviance in society

  • digital divide

  • divorce in modern society – patterns and theory

  • drug use

  • education and class

  • ethics and sociological research

  • equal rights in employement

  • family as a tool of cultural transmission

  • family structure in America

  • famine

  • female genital mutilation

  • feminization of war

  • fetal rights

  • flash mobs

  • food in rich and poor areas

  • gangs – their social function

  • gays in the military

  • gender bias

  • gender stereotypes in films

  • ghettos and gated communities

  • hate groups

  • handguns and crime in America

  • hip-hop culture

  • Holocaust survivors

  • homelessness

  • illegal drug use

  • international terrorism

  • juvenile delinquency

  • latch key kids

  • legalization of marijuana

  • lesbian & gay marriages, parenting

Topics (M - Z)

  • marriage

  • massacres on campuses

  • mean girls

  • media depiction of various socio-economic groups

  • movements – civil rights, feminist rights, animal rights, Occupy Wall St.

  • music lyrics effects on listeners

  • news – information source or propaganda machine

  • nuclear power

  • nudists

  • online gaming

  • organ donation

  • parenting

  • partial-birth abortions

  • Patriot Act

  • peace movement

  • plea bargaining and justice

  • police in schools

  • political correctness – language, behavior

  • political participation

  • polygamy

  • prison culture

  • privacy rights

  • prostitution

  • punishment and social control

  • racial profiling

  • religion and society

  • reality TV

  • rituals

  • road rage

  • seat belt and helmet use

  • serial killers

  • sexual harassment

  • single parent families

  • sociologists

  • stalking

  • stereotypes

  • surrogate mothers

  • tattoos

  • transgendered individuals

  • torture

  • violence in society, sports, media

  • voting rights

  • wealth distribution

  • women in non-traditional roles