EXAM I REVIEW- SOC 315
What are the five important functions of family?
o Sexual activity- cultural norms and laws forbid the sexual intercourse between close
blood relatives and in doing so preserves the family.
o Procreation and socialization
Reflection Paper #1
Family is a simplistic structure comprised of only two humans and one canine. The
members include myself, my mother, and our chihuahua. My mother is Christine, fifty years old
and a waitress/bartender in my hometown of Bran
Have you had memorable experiences with your grandparents? If so, share several of these with your
classmates. What grand parenting style(s) best describe the experiences you have had with your
grandparents? Explain your answer
I have been lucky enough to
Reflection Paper #2
Improving family life is an important issue that needs to be given attention. A task force
in the state of Missouri should take a closer look into several issues, the two most significant
being education and counseling.
EXAM II REVIEW - SOC 315
Is marriage obsolete? Why/why not?
o Among never-married Americans 61% want to marry, but rates have decreased since
the 1960s. Marriage rates are indeed falling, but its not obsolete.
o The obsolete belief is more com
EXAM III REVIEW - SOC 315
What percentage of IPV victims between 1993 -2010 were female?
What are the characteristics of abusive and violent households?
o Gender- women are more likely than men to experience IPV
o Age- most violence occ
Why do people get married? How do men and women experience marriage differently? Are there some
people who would be better off if they didn't marry? Explain your answers with course material, as well
as any personal experience.
Ideally, society chooses to
Interracial and interethnic marriages in the United States have increased slowly - from 0.7
percent of all marriages in 1970 to 9 percent in 2010. In your opinion, why are there more
"mixed" marriages today? (If you are not married), would you consider ma
The textbook distinguishes between several types of parenting styles. What kind of parenting
style did your parent(s) utilize in raising you? How effective was their parenting? Why? What
style will you (or do you) use with your children? Why?
Growing up w