Grantham University Unit 2 Module 1 The Great Dream Discussion Paper

Table 1

I. Macro-Level (Objective)

Society, region, law, bureaucracy, policies, architecture, technology, system

II. Macro-Level (Subjective)

Examples: culture, norms, values, language , status, power-authority

III. Micro-Level (Objective)

Examples: Individual patterns of behavior, action, and interaction, family/friends/associational networks

IV. Micro-Level (Subjective)

Examples: Individual beliefs, perceptions, role, and interpretations of reality


Refer to the readings for this week summarized in Table 1; the Sociological Imagination discussed in module 1; and leadership styles summarized here (https://socialsci.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Communication/Book%3A_Organizational_Communication_-_Theory%2C_Research%2C_and_Practice/7%3A_Leader_and_Follower_Behaviors_and_Perspectives/7.1%3A_Approaches_to_Leadership ). Select one (1) of the following scenarios and answer questions that follow:

Scenario 1:
Imagine you are working at a large corporation in a senior management position. You are asked to fire some of your employees. Describe how you would go about it to make a final decision.

1) Discuss the Sociological imagination and compare that with the Macro-Micro levels of approach to understanding social phenomena.

2) Choose a leadership style that suits you, and discuss factors at the Macro-Micro level that you would consider in order to make the decision. Explain why or why not.

Scenario 2:
Identify a prevailing social problem in the U.S. and do the following:

1) Discuss the Sociological imagination and compare that with the Macro-Micro levels of approach to understanding social phenomena.

2) Choose a leadership style that suits you, and develop a model describing how you would go about to solve the problem while taking into consideration the sociological imagination, and the macro-micro level issues.

Lastly, comment on at least one of your classmates post by highlighting a specific point that relates to the readings we have covered so far.

Grading: This assignment will be graded based on the quality, and not quantity of the discussion. The following aspects of your post will be considered:

  • use of, and accurate application of relevant concepts and ideas from the readings and related sources
  • specific examples used to illustrate the writer's point
  • academic rigor, this includes reasoning, questioning, providing justification, and
  • appropriate citation using APA style