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A List Of Sociology Term Paper Topics For College Students

One of the most important things to remember when choosing a topic for your sociology term paper is that you can choose topics that go over into other subject areas such as criminology and psychology. As long as your choice involves an aspect of human nature or human behaviours you have probably made the right choice.

Sociology is a very popular course, so you really need to choose a topic that is realistic, interesting and can complete with work from other students. If it’s any consolation to know that other students will also be faced with the same dilemma regarding a decision.

Many students think that sociology is an easy study option and picking out an appropriate topic for the term paper is simple - and that is their downfall. You need to think about quality. If you choose a topic that you are really interested in then you will enjoy producing the paper.

Some tutors will give you some ideas of the topics on which you can base your paper. You can also check out some web sites that will also offer some suggestions.


  • We associated nurturing with the younger child – is there a nurturing role for parents of adolescents?
  • Has bullying in schools decreased over the years?
  • Does popular music have a greater influence on young people today than it did than when their parents were young?
  • Is violence an issue in school?
  • How do we get to know about the unwritten rules of social behaviour?
  • To what degree are young women influenced by the media regarding their self-image.
  • How has internet technologies changed educational experience?
  • What changes need to be made to change attitudes to street drugs?
  • To what extent do soap operas mirror real life situations?
  • Can adolescents learn about social behaviour from TV programmes?


  • Do not make your subject too complicated as it will affect the quality and purpose of your paper.
  • If you are not sure of the topic for your paper, make a list of topics and consider which sounds the most interesting to you - as that is the topic you will work hardest at, and get the best marks for.
  • Research you topic thoroughly.
  • Imagine that you are reading your paper for the first time, do you think that the topic and your handling of the of the topic makes a good read?

Good Luck

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