Have you developed analytical discussion, including bringing in the terms, concepts, and theories that we discuss in the lecture and are in the readings?

Weekly Reflection: The Global Economy

Format: 12pt font, Times New Roman, 2 full pages pages Single Spaced


Hello, I need help with my weekly reflection for Sociology. I will provide you with (1) Powerpoint which is split into 2 pdfs, (2) the readings which is 1 article, 1 book (ignore chapter 2 & 6 pls), (3) and a link to the documentary. The reflection is not an essay with an intro, body, and conclusion, but rather just shows the understanding of this weeks material and develop an analytical perspective on it. It is encouraged to use quotes from both the readings and Powerpoint.

Down below I will attach the syllabus instructions for the weekly and the “Orientating Question” that was emailed to us after the lecture to help guide our reflection. THANK YOU.


Read these guidelines carefully. Each week, on 8 occasions, you will prepare a reflection essay of approximately 2-3 pages (single-spaced). You are of course free to write more than the minimum required. These are not academic papers in which you need an introduction, hypothesis, conclusion, etc. They are reflections and you may use a more informal style, even stream of consciousness prose. Please note: there are two criteria we will use in grading these assignments:

Does your reflection demonstrate that you have participated in and paid attention to the lecture/powerpoint, done the readings, and engaged with the documentary?

Have you developed analytical discussion, including bringing in the terms, concepts, and theories that we discuss in the lecture and are in the readings? Have you shown how the three (lectures, readings, documentaries) are related to one another, and have you identified and discussed the underlying theme(s) that run through all three?

In addition, I will generally send out an email shortly after class with several orienting questions that you should respond to in the context of your reflection. We will be looking very carefully to see how you respond to these orienting questions, especially with regard to the readings.

Note that these reflections should not be a summary of the lecture, readings, and documentary, and nor should they be a question and answer format. Avoid mere description. The purpose is three-fold: 1) that you demonstrate you have attended the lectures done the readings, watched the documentaries, and given thought to them; 2) to identify what you did not understand and what you think is important to discuss in class, in relation to the course, and; 3) this is crucial, that you are able to synthesize the three (lecture, readings, documentary) to develop a meaningful analytical discussion on the topic of the week.

As you write these reflections, you should use the sociological concepts and terms you have acquired in the course and through the readings. We will be looking for this as we grade.




Dear students,

Here is your orienting question for this week’s reflection. Remember that the question is just a jumping off point for those who feel they need one. Tonight’s theme was the global economy. Discuss how the PowerPoint and also the class discussion helped make sense of the terms, concepts, and theories put forward in the readings. What do you now understand by “the global economy“? You are not required this week to talk about documentaries; Marti Gras, Made in China, but you are welcome to discuss it again in relation to this week’s readings.

Your professor


Subject: Masters Social Science


Readings and powerpoint attached.

Documentary –  Youtube, Angela Davis – How Capitalism Affects the Working Class- https://youtu.be/jUeHI06HavE



this week we don’t have to do the documetaries, but the teacher send these youtube videos we can talk about.


Youtube: China Labor Strikes Gain Momentum


Youtube, Marikana Mine Workers Massacred 2012, “Marikana Massacre: Should Ramaphosa Face Murder Charges,” first few minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y3nmJl3US0 [first 4 minutes]

Film: Life and Debt, or related (TBA)

Alternatively, historical documentary: “Finally Got the News” (League of Revolutionary Black Workers), Youtube:


Alternatively, The New Rulers of the World, here at Vimeo:


And here at youtube:



we don’t need to talk about the videos, its optional but recommended

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