SOC 320 Week 8 Benchmark Assignment Social Imagination Paper and Journal Entry

The sociological imagination is the ability to see one’s self and the aspects of one’s life in the context of the larger society.

In 1,000-1,250 words, use the sociological imagination by doing the following:

  1. Choose four aspects of your life associated with family situations or relationships such as, marriage, parenting style, divorce, family communication, both parents working outside the home, etc. View your personal situations in the context of the larger society. Categorize your personal family situations according to research and statistics on the family in American society as a whole.
  2. Explain how your personal situations fit in with trends in American society.
  3. Explain how viewing your personal situation from a societal point of view effects how you view your personal situation.
  4. Describe yourself or your family, provide a list of concepts. How do you see yourself in the type of family you are? How do you select a mate? How do you see yourself/family in the process or stages of married life?

Provide a minimum of three to five scholarly sources to support your analysis and conclusion.

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Week 8 Journal

SOC-320 Topic 8 Journal Entry

For each part of the Journal assignment, compose a response with a minimum of 250 words.

These journal entries are designed to allow you to see how your own personal experiences or situations are relevant to the kinds of things that sociologists study. You will not be asked to share them with anyone other than the instructor of this class. It is hoped that this will allow you to be open and honest when controversial or personal topics are explored.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

Part I: Marriage and Family Journal (Entry # 16)

Follow the instructions below to create a Journal entry that addresses the following:

Consider a marriage that you know well. (e.g., your own, that of your parents or grandparents, or the marriage of a close friend or relative)

  1. What season of a marriage is that marriage going through at this time?
  2. On what do you base this assessment?
  3. What other seasons has it gone through?
  4. Have any of them been repeated?

Part II: Marriage and Family Journal (Entry # 17)

Follow the instructions below to create a Journal entry that addresses the following:

Review the seven strategies Chapman describes in Part II of The Four Seasons of Marriage. Which of these have you used, seen used, or think should have been used in a particular marriage? Explain.

Course: SOC 320 Marriage and Family
School:
Grand Canyon University

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