Lesson 11 - SOCIOLOGY 101 On Line

 

AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE THERE ARE 3 ACTION ASSIGNMENTS (ESSAYS) TO BE COMPLETED AND EMAILED TO ME BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

 

CHAPTER 11 Social Structure and Society

 

Study Assignment: Read chapter 11 Sociology 101 by Jon Shepard

 

Chapter 11

After careful study of this chapter, you will be able to:

 

  • Describe two types of family structure, dimensions of family structure; societal norms fro mate selection, and types of marital arrangements.
  • Compare and contrast views of the family proposed by functionalists, conflict theorists, and symbolic interactionists.
  • Outline the extent and cause of divorce in America.
  • Give an overview of family violence in the United States.
  • Describe contemporary alternatives to the traditional nuclear family structure.
  • Discuss the future of the family in the United States.

 

Chapter 11

 

1.      Does conflict theory explain any of the social relationships you have seen in your family or the families of your friends? Explain.

2.      What do you think the divorce rate trend line in the United States will be in the twenty-first century? Develop your answer within the context of information in this chapter.

3.      Given all the current marital and familial lifestyle variations in the United States today, many observers argue that the nuclear family is going to become a choice of the minority of Americans. Do you agree or disagree? Use data and social trends to support your position.