SOC 320 Topic 1 DQ 1 & 2 Latest

SOC 320 Topic 1 DQ 1 & 2 Latest

SOC 320 Topic 1 DQ 1 & 2 Latest

Topic 1 DQ 1

Describe at least two of the ways in which families in America have changed and are changing. For each change you describe, give your opinion as to whether this change is positive or negative (helpful or destructive) for American society and your reasons for thinking so.

Once you have posted your thoughts about this topic, read the posts of your fellow students and respond to the posts of someone with whom you disagree or differ in your opinions. Remember to be polite and civil in your responses and explain your reasons for disagreeing with them.

Topic 1 DQ 2

The Lauer & Lauer text describes various types of families such as families from different cultures, families with a different number of parents, American families whose members are from different ethnic groups, and families where both parents are of the same sex. Explain the differences between two or more of the various types of families. What aspects or characteristics of these families are different from your family or origin or family of orientation?

Comment on the posts of your fellow students whose descriptions and explanations are most interesting to you.


Create an essay of approximately 750 words in length that does the following:

  1. Briefly, and in your own words, describe each of the four theories discussed in Chapter 1 of the text.
  2. Think of an example (a situation or event that has to do with a marriage or a family) that has happened to you or someone you know fairly well and show how that situation or event could be explained and understood by one of these four theories.

The purpose of this assignment is to see if you understand the four theories well enough to explain them in your own words and apply at least one of them to a real-life situation or event. Be sure that your paper demonstrates this ability.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. No references to anything other than the text are required but if you use any references, including the text, be sure to cite them appropriately.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

For Topics 1-8, you will be provided with journal topics from the assigned readings. Reflect on those topics from your own personal experiences, but always be sure that your journal entry follows the instructions and covers the topics described.

These journal entries should not be in APA format. They are first-person accounts of experiences and your understanding of those experiences in light of the sociological concepts referred to in the instructions. The purpose of these journal reflections is to give you the opportunity to demonstrate that you understand the concepts and can apply them to your own life and situation. Thus, you should always name and define the concept, but the focus should be on your own personal experiences with or of that concept.

Complete the “Topic 1 Marriage and Family Journal” worksheet.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

SOC-320 Topic 1 Journal Entry.docx.