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SOC 220 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2

SOC 220 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2

SOC 220 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2

Week 2 Discussion 1

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. Approximately 1 million people enter the United States each year illegally by crossing the border at Mexico. Is this flow helpful or harmful to the United States? Why?

Week 2 Discussion 2

Is affirmative action a good idea or not? Why?

Week 3 Discussion 1

Is media such as music, movies, and video games causing children to be more violent? Explain your answer. Which type of media do you think has the most impact on children? Why? Provide evidence.

Week 3 Discussion 2

How do the structural-functionalist and social conflict approaches to drug and alcohol abuse differ? Do you think that either approach characterizes the problem? Why?

Week 4 Discussion 1

Even though prostitution is illegal, it is common in many areas. Do you think it should be legalized? How would society change if prostitution were legalized?

Week 4 Discussion 2

Do you consider pornography a form of free speech or do you think it should be prohibited? Explain your answer.

Week 5 Discussion 1

Does a socialized health care system have benefits over a capitalistic health care system, or vice versa? Which system do you think is most likely to help solve a social problem? Justify your answer.


Week 5 Discussion 2

How can diseases and epidemics in other parts of the world affect people in the United States?

Week 6 Discussion 1

Are political decisions driven by economic considerations in the United States and in other countries? What are the sociological ramifications of this?

Week 6 Discussion 2

What is meant by “workplace isolation”? Do you think this affects the mental health of workers? Why or why not?

Week 7 Discussion 1

What are some of the drawbacks of postponing pregnancy? What are some of the benefits? Identify at least three of each and explain.

Week 7 Discussion 2

What are some of the challenges facing a blended family?

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