SOC140 - Lesson 2 Short Answer

SOC140 - Lesson 2 Short Answer - SOC140 Racial and Ethnic...

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SOC140 Racial and Ethnic Minorities Lesson 2 Short Answer This assignment is worth 25 points. 1 of 1 Instructions : Please answer each of the questions below in short answer format. Write your responses in complete sentences. Your answers to each question should include 3-5 sentences, and the word count should be in the 125 to 250-word range. Be sure to carefully read each question to ensure that each component is answered with the appropriate depth and detail. Your answers should be free of spelling and grammar errors. When using source material, you must properly document it using APA format . (25 points, Grading Rubric .) 1. Name the three major sociological perspectives and provide a brief description of how each perspective perceives society. (5 points) Answer below: The three major sociological perspectives are functional theory, conflict theory, and interactionist theory. These three perspectives are used to describe the different behaviors and recurring patterns of minority groups. Functional theory is when society is perceived as a group that all works together for common goals. All of the different parts of society have a function that contributes to the greater good of the society as a whole. Functional theory is based on the harmony of the society and any kind of disharmony is looked upon as simply an obstacle. Conflict theory is almost the opposite of functional theory. Conflict theory, very much influenced by Karl Marx, is when society is perceived as a competition for limited resources in which the few, strongest members of society often exploit the rest of the population. Conflict theorists see constant change and disharmony as a norm. Conflict theory and functional theory are both macrosocial perceptions of minority groups. A microsocial perception of minority groups is
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