Soc 120 week 4 checkpoint Social and Formal Groups Comparison

Soc 120 week 4 checkpoint Social and Formal Groups Comparison

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SOC/120 Checkpoint Social and Formal Groups Comparison The formal group I am a member of is the American Legion Auxiliary; the social group I was a member of was the social organizer for a church. The American Legion activities are distinct and highly specialized, geared toward helping vets at the VA, and soldiers fighting in the war. The activities for the church are much the same for all members. The hierarchy in the American Legion is clearly defined with corresponding offices. In the American Legion is officers must be voted in and answer to higher officers. In the church people merely volunteered for empty positions. The norms in the American Legion are clearly defined rules and regulations with fines pending when broken. In the church there are really no norms to follow. Membership criteria in the American Legion has technical competence to carry out assigned tasks, each member is required to help with specific duties. In the church it is variable, often based on personal affection or kinship. In the church volunteers are mostly related to one another or friends with
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course SOC 120 SOC 120 taught by Professor Dontremember during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Soc 120 week 4 checkpoint Social and Formal Groups Comparison

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