Discussion: Social Structure Case-Study

Discussion: Social Structure Case-Study

Discussion: Social Structure Case-Study

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ASSIGNMENT 2

SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION Due Week 6: 110 points

You’ve learned how important groups, roles, statuses, and social

networks are in the structure of society. In this assignment, you will

complete a short answer activity in which you’ll demonstrate what

you’ve learned by identifying and describing examples from your

own life. Use the Assignment 2 template to complete this

assignment

YOUR STATUS SET, ROLES, AND ROLE PROBLEMS 1) Status Set:

a) List five statuses that you currently have.

• Remember: A status is simply a position you

fill in society. It may be a job title, but it could

also include a position you fill within a family

or a community. For more information,

review Section 4.3 in your webtext.

b) Label each status as either ascribed, achieved, or

master.

• Remember: An ascribed status is one you’re

born with and have no control over. An

achieved status is reached through your own

efforts or simply good or bad luck. A master

status is so important that it overrides your

other statuses. For more information, review

Section 4.3 in your webtext.

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2) Roles:

a) Choose one status from your list.

b) Describe the role that is associated with the

status.

c) Describe how you learned that role.

• Remember: A role is the behavior expected

of someone with a certain status. For more

information, review Section 4.4 in your

webtext.

3) Role Conflict:

a) Describe a time when you experienced a conflict because of the

demands of two different roles associated with any of your statuses.

b) Describe the approach you took to resolve the

conflict. What was the result? Would you do

things differently next time?

FORMATTING 4) Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

• Use the Assignment 2 template to complete

this assignment.

• References are not required for this assignment

as you will use your webtext.

• Be sure to include your name and the date on

the cover page.

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RUBRIC Grading for this assignment will be based on the following rubric:

POINTS: 110 ASSIGNMENT 2: SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION

Criteria

Exemplary

100% – A

Proficient

85% – B

Fair

75% – C

Meets Minimum

Expectations

65% – D

Unacceptable

0% – F

1. List five status that you currently have and label each status.

Weight: 30%

Lists an accurate set of five status- es. Each status is labeled correctly. Additional status sets are includ- ed or student identified nontra- ditional statuses that may not be obvious.

Lists an accurate set of five statuses. Each status is labeled correctly.

Lists five status- es. One or two statuses may not be accurate, or one or two status labels may be incorrect.

Lists five statuses. Three or four statuses may not be accurate, or three or four status labels may be incorrect.

Lists less than five statuses. All statuses may not be accurate, or all status labels may be incorrect.

2. Describe a role and explain how you learned it.

Weight: 30%

Accurately describes how a role is associated with a status and how the role was learned, includ- ing supporting details. Demon- strates strong understanding by using sociology terms and provid- ing logical, accu- rate, and concise information.

Accurately describes how a role is associated with a status and how the role was learned, includ- ing supporting details.

Partially de- scribes how a role is associated with a status and how the role was learned, but some of the support- ing details are missing.

Inaccurately describes how a role is associated with a status or how the role was learned and sup- porting details are sparse.

Does not de- scribe how a role is associated with a status and/or how the role was learned and does not provide support- ing details.

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POINTS: 110 ASSIGNMENT 2: SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION

Criteria

Exemplary

100% – A

Proficient

85% – B

Fair

75% – C

Meets Minimum

Expectations

65% – D

Unacceptable

0% – F

3. Describe a role conflict and explain the approach used to resolve the conflict.

Weight: 30%

Supporting de- tails are provided to fully describe a role conflict and to support the approach taken. Demon- strates strong understanding by using sociol- ogy terms and providing logical, accurate, and concise informa- tion.

Includes sup- porting details to describe a role conflict and to support the approach taken.

Supporting de- tails are used but some key details are missing to describe a role conflict, or to support the approach taken.

Supporting de- tails are sparse to describe a role conflict, or to support the approach taken.

Does not describe a role conflict, or does not provide the approach taken.

4. Write in a skillful manner using stated formatting and correct gram- mar and spell- ing.

Weight: 10%

Writing is ex- cellent. Tone is appropriate and demonstrates excellent word choice. Shows exceptional logic, clarity, and stated format- ting. Contains no spelling or gram- matical errors.

Writing is profi- cient. Tone is ap- propriate. Shows logic, clarity, and stated formatting. May contain few or no spelling and/ or grammatical errors.

Writing is satis- factory. Appro- priate and/or consistent tone is developing. Shows moder- ate logic, clarity, and/or stated formatting. May contain more than a few spelling and/ or grammatical errors.

Writing meets minimal stan- dards. Tone is not appropri- ate. Lacking one or more of logic, clarity, and/or stated formatting. May contain many spelling and/ or grammatical errors.

Writing does not meet minimal standards. Tone is not appro- priate. Wholly lacking in logic, clarity, and/or stated format- ting. Contains many spelling and/or grammatical errors.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.