Week 6 Assignment: Sociological Theory & Trends in Fami- ly Life

Week 6 Assignment: Sociological Theory & Trends in Fami- ly Life

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Instructions Choose one question from each of the question sets below (2 sets total). In other words, you will be answering two questions total (1 from each set).

Question Set 1

Question Set 2

Textbook: Chapter 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 Lesson: Week 5, 6

Briefly compare and contrast structural-functionalist, social-conflict, and symbolic-interactionist approaches in their analyses of health and health care, generally, and, in particular in their analyses of disability. How do concepts such as the sick-role model, role ambiguity, and subordinate groups help sociologists understand health, health care, and disability? Briefly compare and contrast structural-functionalist, social-conflict, and symbolic-interactionist approaches to racial and ethnic relations. How do concepts such as assimilation, stereotyping, and economic stratification help different types of sociological theorists understand race and ethnicity? Briefly compare and contrast structural-functionalist, social-conflict, and symbolic-interactionist approaches in their analyses of gender stratification.

Examine divorce trends in the United States over the past several decades and discuss ways they shape family life. Also, explain factors contributing to the divorce rate in the U.S. Compare and contrast at least two U.S. subgroups in your answer. Define cohabitation and examine trends in cohabitation in the United States over the past several decades, and ways these trends shape family life. Also, explain factors contributing to the cohabitation rate in the U.S. Compare and contrast at least two U.S. subgroups in your answer.

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Week 6 Assignment Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

20.0 pts

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Grading This activity will be graded based on the Essay Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 2, 4, 6

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Examine single parent trends in the United States over the past several decades and ways they shape family life. Analyze and describe most single-parent-households with children in the U.S. Compare and contrast at least two U.S. subgroups in your answer.

Length: 1-2 pages (not including References page) 1-inch margins Double spaced 12-point Times New Roman font Running header in the upper left of all pages Page number in the upper right of all pages Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style References page (at the very least the textbook and/or online lessons should be cited)

Essay 1 Central Idea

20.0 pts Essay is clear and cohesive. Main questions are answered thoroughly.

17.0 pts Essay is basically cohesive and stays on topic. Central Idea is apparent and major questions are answered.

15.0 pts Central idea is present, but is not maintained as central throughout. Main questions need more attention.

12.0 pts Central idea is difficult to identify. No seeming organization or cohesion in structure of paper.

0.0 pts No effort

Essay 1 Writing

5.0 pts Throughout the whole work, the writing is free of

4.25 pts Throughout most of the work, the writing is free of

3.75 pts Throughout some of the work, the writing is free of

3.0 pts Throughout little of the work, the

0.0 pts No effort

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5.0 pts

20.0 pts

major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes paraphrases and/or quotes effectively and includes in-text citations and a references page.

major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes paraphrases and/or quotes mostly effectively and includes in- text citations and a references page.

major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes paraphrases and/or quotes somewhat effectively and includes in-text citations and a references page.

writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Does not paraphrase or quote and cite the textbook or online lessons.

Essay 2 Central Idea

20.0 pts Essay is clear and cohesive. Main questions are answered thoroughly.

17.0 pts Essay is basically cohesive and stays on topic. Central Idea is apparent and major questions are answered.

15.0 pts Central idea is present, but is not maintained as central throughout. Main questions need more attention.

12.0 pts Central idea is difficult to identify. No seeming organization or cohesion in structure of paper.

0.0 pts No effort

Essay 2 Writing

5.0 pts Throughout the whole work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes

4.25 pts Throughout most of the work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes

3.75 pts Throughout some of the work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes

3.0 pts Throughout little of the work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

0.0 pts No effort

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Total Points: 50.0

5.0 pts

paraphrases and/or quotes effectively and includes in-text citations and a references page.

paraphrases and/or quotes mostly effectively and includes in- text citations and a references page.

paraphrases and/or quotes somewhat effectively and includes in-text citations and a references page.

Does not paraphrase or quote and cite the textbook or online lessons.

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