Marriage and the Family SOC-210
Assignment 1: Brief Discussion If you look around the United States and around the
world, you will see that there are many different types of marriages. Your text gives you a
Assignment 3: Brief Discussion
What are gender roles?
The Oxford dictionary describes Gender Roles as; the role or behavior learned by a person as
appropriate to their gender, determined by the prevailing cultural norms
Brief Discussion: Discuss your own ideas about the factors that explain intimate violence in the
United States. What measures do you think should be taken to prevent intimate violence? The
Brief Discussions involve qu
Written Assignment 2
Assignment 2: Reaction Paper
Fully explain and concisely illustrate two (2) of the "Theoretical Perspectives on Families"
discussed in your text (pp. 39-53). Use families presented in television programs, t
Assignment 4: Reaction Paper Discuss the relationship between effective communication, the
four concepts that are part of the marriage market (endogamy, exogamy, homogamy and
heterogamy), and the wheel theory of love
Reaction Paper; Over the years, respected authorities have changed their minds several times
concerning divorce and its impact on children. Based on your readings, discuss the literature that
focuses on the effect di
Assignment 5: Reaction Paper
is a sexual script? 2How is it formed? 3When is it called into play? 4What does it do for
us? 5What assumptions do we make about others scripts? In your answer, make refere
Brief Discussion Should gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry each other in the
United States today? Assignment 6 is due Sunday of Week 6 _.
Many people will argue that gay and lesbian individuals should hav
Reaction Paper; The contemporary family has increasingly become a dual-earner family.
Traditionally, women tended to domestic chores and men earned an income. This model is less
and less prevalent. Explain what is hap
Brief Discussion Sociologists sometimes talk about the U-shaped curve of marital satisfaction.
Supposedly, married couples are the happiest before they have children and after their children
have grown up and left hom