Assignment #1: Read the excerpt from C. Wright Mills The Sociological Imagination. Then answer the following questions in one essay.
– What is the sociological imagination? Why might it be useful?
– How does Mills differentiate between a personal trouble and a public issue? Why is this
distinction important?
– Using your sociological imagination, explain how a personal trouble from your own life could
actually be part of a public issue. Be sure to support your position that the problem is indeed a
public issue by citing either a newspaper article or a peer-reviewed article that reinforces the
public nature of the problem.
The essay shall not exceed three pages (double-spaced, 12 font).
Cite the sources (using either MLA or APA format) within the body of your essay as an in-text citation.
Also provide a works cited page.