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20 Catchy Sociology Term Paper Ideas For College Students


Sociology studies groups and individuals in natural environments. It also discusses how these groups have changed over time. When you are asked to write a paper on sociology, finding a catchy topic is one of the more important parts of the process. The topic will really make a difference on how the paper turns out.

Term papers are large research papers that are designed to study a fairly specific topic. You would create a research question based on a main topic and then conduct some research to answer that question. The paper that results would be an analysis of your findings. To get started, you can look through this list of ideas and see if any of them will work for you.

  1. 1. How do people socialize in different cultures?
  2. 2. How do greetings differ from country to country?
  3. 3. What are some things that are socially acceptable in the United States but not in other countries?
  4. 4. What business practices differ from country to country?
  5. 5. How are the norms established in India?
  6. 6. Does gender socialization differ from country to country?
  7. 7. How has pop culture affected individuals in the United States?
  8. 8. How do current family dynamics within a household affect how children act?
  9. 9. What parent-child relationships lead to better independence for the child as they get older?
  10. 10. Is a couple better off staying together if they have children even if they can’t get along?
  11. 11. Has online dating changed the overall dating dynamic?
  12. 12. Will boys who play with baby dolls become better parents?
  13. 13. Should the gender stereotypes of boy and girl toys, colors, and other things be broken?
  14. 14. Is homosexuality a learned behavior?
  15. 15. Do individuals of different races have the same success learning new things?
  16. 16. What are some of the effects on children from interracial couples?
  17. 17. Are interracial children more socially acceptable in rural or urban schools?
  18. 18. What do children think when they see a child with darker skin picked up from school by their white mother?
  19. 19. How has technology affected the aging population that grew up without it?
  20. 20. How is the relationship between the baby boomers and their kids?

Choose any one of these topics as long as you find it interesting. Choose one that you are really curious to know the answer to. You can always modify them as well.