Soc m3a2 lasa 1: the application paper

 

Assignment 2: LASA 1: The Application Paper

 

By Wednesday, January 27, 2016, using the textbook and the Argosy Online Library,  write a 1000-word (minimum) paper, using APA standards, that addresses the following questions:

 

Families have changed greatly over the past 60 years, and they continue to become more diverse.

 

  • Why is the family considered the most important agent of socialization?
  • What caused the dramatic changes to the American family?  What are those changes?
  • Describe the differences in marriage and family life that are linked to class, race, gender, and personal choice.
  • Do you feel the trend towards diverse families is positive or negative?
  • If the trend changed towards traditional (pre-World War II) families, how would that affect women’s rights?

 

Please post your completed paper to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Assignment Components

Explained why the family is considered the most important agent of socialization.

20

Described the changes to the family since 1950 to the present and explained why they occurred.

40

Compared and contrasted the differences in marriage and family with relation to race, socioeconomic class, gender, and marital status.

60

Provided your personal views on a trend towards diverse families as either a positive or negative.

16

Interpreted how a trend back towards traditional (pre-World War II) families might affect women’s rights

20

Presentation Components

Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, conclusion.
Style (4 points): Tone, audience, word choice.
Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, spelling, sentence structure.
APA Elements (16 points): Attribution, paraphrasing, quotations, when appropriate or assigned.

44

Timeliness

Late Work penalty.

Total:

200