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Sociology assignment due by Friday, April 17 at 2:00 pm: Submit assignments to me through email – Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org. You may type assignment and include in body of email or as an attachment. You may also submit a picture of handwritten assignment (please make sure it is clear enough to read).
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Our distance learning lesson for this week will focus on the family and marriage. The family has been the most important social institution in all societies. Families produce new generations, serve as an agent of socialization for the young, provides care and affection, regulates sexual behavior, transmits social status, and provides economic support. The assignment for this week is broken down into three parts.
Part A are questions for written reflection that are your opinion.
Part B consists of watching a Crash Course Sociology video and responding to specific questions from the video.
Part C involves critical thinking and prediction discussion questions.
Part A – Written reflection / opinion (respond in complete sentences, paragraph format):
1. Respond to this writing prompt:
If an alien from another planet landed in your backyard and asked you to describe the basic social unit (the family) how would you do this?
2. Discuss at least five factors that in your opinion are essential to a long-lasting relationship. Think about qualities or characteristics of a partner (girlfriend / boyfriend / spouse) that you think are important for a successful long-term relationship. Explain why you think that each factor is essential.
3. Why do you that marriage rates are declining in the United States?
Part B – Watch Stages of Family Life: Crash Course Sociology #38 (length 10:52) and respond to the following questions. Click on button at top of post for link to video or google in you search engine.
Part C – Respond to the following (use complete sentences in paragraph format):