Word limit: 1500 (+/- 10%) This assignment assesses the following unit learning outcomes: 1.Apply a sociological perspective to the social world around them. 2.Identify and differentiate between the major theoretical perspectives employed by sociologists. 3.Define and use a range of key sociological concepts to appraise the ways in which social processes and social structures shape individuals and groups in contemporary society. 4.Discuss and critique published work and communicate this through informed written argument. 5.Undertake successful library-based research. 6.Identify and utilise the referencing style required by this discipline.