Topic: Globalization’s Effect on Culture In your textbook, Experience Sociology, Fourth Edition, review Chapter 3, “Culture.” You may also want to review Durkheim’s view on social solidarity in Chapter 1, “Sociology in a Changing World”, and the section on cultural power in Chapter 5, “Power.” Then consider the following statements: Some people argue that globalization erodes cultural traditions and leads to a weakening of social solidarity. Others argue that globalization encourages the sharing of cultural traditions and leads to a more amalgamated world culture. Take a position and write an essay in support of one of the statements about globalization’s effect on culture. Use sociological concepts you’ve learned from the textbook to support your position. Your essay must include the following: A definition of culture according to the text as well as in your own words A definition of globalization according to the text as well as in your own words A clearly stated opinion on the sociological rationale for your support of one of the statements on globalization’s effect on culture Specific sociological concepts as the basis for your discussion; be sure to define the sociological concepts you use and incorporate them into your discussion. A logical argument for your position Process To complete this examination, do the following: Use a word-processing program, preferably Microsoft Word. At the top of every page, include your name and student number. Be sure to save your work. Proofread your essay for typographical and grammatical errors before submitting it. Your essay assignment must include the following: A cover sheet The body of your paper (750–1,000 words) A reference page, if needed The Cover Sheet The first page of your paper will be the cover sheet. It should contain the following information: The title of your chosen topic and the article you’re basing your topic on Your name and student ID Current date (Month, Day, Year; For example, September 17, 2019) Introduction to Sociology 125 Essay 1 Developing the Body of Your Paper After choosing one of the assigned topics and creating a thoughtful, well-written essay of 750 to 1,000 words using only your textbook. Your essay should be typed in complete-paragraph format and double-spaced. Save your cover page, essay, and works cited page as a single document in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format only. References Include an APA-style references page. Remember: If you use the exact words of any author, you must use quotation marks and cite the information properly. Formatting Use a standard font like Times New Roman in 12-point font size. Double-space your essay. Set all margins to 1-inch. Because you’re providing your information on the cover sheet, no header is necessary. The standard style format for citations is the American Psychological Association (APA) format. Grading Criteria Your essay will be graded according to one of the following rubrics, depending on the topic you choose. The rubrics can be accessed under Lesson 4 Assignments.