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Adobe Express/Spark Pages Created by University of North Carolina Students in Sociology 57H, “The Rationalization of Social Life in the 21st Century.”

Students in Sociology 57H write term papers on an occupation or profession that has been transformed through the four processes of rationalization: the pursuit of efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control through non-human technology. These four dimensions are the basis of George Ritzer’s book, The McDonaldization of Society (10th edition).

Students turned their term papers into the Adobe Spark/Express pages listed below. If you are an instructor designing a class or a student looking for term projects, have a look at these paper summaries!

SOCI57H Spring, 2022: Adobe Express webpages

Alex Garner: Rationalization in Neurosurgery 

Jason Menjivar: Imperfectly Perfect: the Rationalization of Internal Medicine 

Nigel Parker: Response to Rising Demand: The Rationalization of Counseling Psychology 

Julian Taylor: The Planning of Planning: Rationalities and Irrationalities of the Urban Planning Process

Aditi Duttachowdhury: How American Politics Came To Be: The Rationalization of Political Consulting 

Taylah Smith: The Rationalization of Public Defense Attorneys

Sebastian Zagler: Rationalization of Medicinal Chemistry 

Grant Alexander; The Rationalization of Film

Lou Lindsley: Microscopic Arms Race: The Rationalization of Epidemiology

Arya Rao: From Asylums to Artificial Intelligence: The Rationalization of Psychiatrists

Avery Dorsett: Clay Tablets to Artificial Intelligence: The Rationalization of Accounting

Kyra KingFrom Mortar and Pestle to Prescription Bottles: Rationalization of Pharmacy

Margaux Sherwen: The Rationalization of a Profession: Epidemiologists

Ann Walker: The Rationalization of Neurosurgery 

Dezja Ishmeal: As the Helping Hand Evolves: Rationalization of Social Work

Gwen Gowan: Technotherapy? The Rationalization of Clinical Psychology

Pascale Paul The Rationalization of the Surgical Field

Jaleah Taylor Rationalization of Civil Rights Attorneys

Yashica Paramkusham: The Rationalization of Physiotherapy

Nolan Cathers: The Rationalization of Dentistry

Sophie Schaefer: The Rationalization of Dietetics and the Evolution of the Profession

Kathryn Haenni: I’m Lovin’ It: McDonaldization of Medical Malpractice Law

Joseph Ayinde: Orthopedic Surgery: A Rationalization Story

SOCI57H, Spring, 2021, Adobe Spark pages

Author: Jared Pittman: Rationalization of Nursing.

Author: Christian Holmes: The McDonaldization of Retail Pharmacies

Author: Lauren Guillemette: Rationalization of Visual Arts

Author: Will Weider: Rationalization of Film Marketing

Author: Koushik Sridhar: Rationalization of Software Development

Author: Jack Sloan: Rationalization of Real Estate Through History

Author: Benjamin Tambwe: Orchestral Musicians

Author: Truman Chamberlin: The Rationalization of Mental Health Care

Author: Julia Torregrosa: Rationalization within the Courts: Immigration Lawyers

Author: Eugenia Chow: The Rationalization of Travel

Author: Jonathan Osborne: The Rationalization of Criminal Justice

Author: Prateek Machiraju: Rationalization within Software

Author: Trevor Moore: The Rationalization of Film

Author: Evan Jones: Silicon Valley: The Rationalization of Uber, Labor Law, and Its Law Firms

Author: Cate Ragland: The Rationalization of Mental Health Professionals

Author: Irene Ma: Rationalization of Biomedical Engineering

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