Briefly compare and contrast structural-functionalist, social-conflict, and symbolic-interactionist approaches in their analyses of health and health care, generally, and, in particular in their analyses of disability. How do concepts such as the sick-role model, role ambiguity, and subordinate groups help sociologists understand health, health care, and disability?

Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapters 10, 14

· Lesson: Week 5, 6

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Instructions Choose one question from each of the question sets below (2 sets total). In other words, you will be answering two questions total (1 from each set).

Question Set 1

· Briefly compare and contrast structural-functionalist, social-conflict, and symbolic-interactionist approaches in their analyses of health and health care, generally, and, in particular in their analyses of disability. How do concepts such as the sick-role model, role ambiguity, and subordinate groups help sociologists understand health, health care, and disability?

· Briefly compare and contrast structural-functionalist, social-conflict, and symbolic-interactionist approaches to racial and ethnic relations. How do concepts such as assimilation, stereotyping, and economic stratification help different types of sociological theorists understand race and ethnicity?

· Briefly compare and contrast structural-functionalist, social-conflict, and symbolic-interactionist approaches in their analyses of gender stratification.

Question Set 2

· Examine divorce trends in the United States over the past several decades and discuss ways they shape family life. Also, explain factors contributing to the divorce rate in the U.S. Compare and contrast at least two U.S. subgroups in your answer.

· Define cohabitation and examine trends in cohabitation in the United States over the past several decades, and ways these trends shape family life. Also, explain factors contributing to the cohabitation rate in the U.S.  Compare and contrast at least two U.S. subgroups in your answer.

· Examine single parent trends in the United States over the past several decades and ways they shape family life. Analyze and describe most single-parent-households with children in the U.S. Compare and contrast at least two U.S. subgroups in your answer.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

· Length: 1-2 pages (not including References page)

· 1-inch margins

· Double spaced

· 12-point Times New Roman font

· Running header in the upper left of all pages

· Page number in the upper right of all pages

· Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style

· References page (at the very least the textbook and/or online lessons should be cited)

Grading This activity will be graded based on the Essay Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 6, 7

Rubric

Week 6 Assignment Rubric

Week 6 Assignment Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEssay 1 Central Idea20.0 ptsEssay is clear and cohesive. Main questions are answered thoroughly.17.0 ptsEssay is basically cohesive and stays on topic. Central Idea is apparent and major questions are answered.15.0 ptsCentral idea is present, but is not maintained as central throughout. Main questions need more attention.12.0 ptsCentral idea is difficult to identify. No seeming organization or cohesion in structure of paper.0.0 ptsNo effort20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEssay 1 Writing5.0 ptsThroughout the whole work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes paraphrases and/or quotes effectively and includes in-text citations and a references page.4.25 ptsThroughout most of the work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes paraphrases and/or quotes mostly effectively and includes in-text citations and a references page.3.75 ptsThroughout some of the work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes paraphrases and/or quotes somewhat effectively and includes in-text citations and a references page.3.0 ptsThroughout little of the work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Does not paraphrase or quote and cite the textbook or online lessons.0.0 ptsNo effort5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEssay 2 Central Idea20.0 ptsEssay is clear and cohesive. Main questions are answered thoroughly.17.0 ptsEssay is basically cohesive and stays on topic. Central Idea is apparent and major questions are answered.15.0 ptsCentral idea is present, but is not maintained as central throughout. Main questions need more attention.12.0 ptsCentral idea is difficult to identify. No seeming organization or cohesion in structure of paper.0.0 ptsNo effort20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEssay 2 Writing5.0 ptsThroughout the whole work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes paraphrases and/or quotes effectively and includes in-text citations and a references page.4.25 ptsThroughout most of the work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes paraphrases and/or quotes mostly effectively and includes in-text citations and a references page.3.75 ptsThroughout some of the work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay utilizes paraphrases and/or quotes somewhat effectively and includes in-text citations and a references page.3.0 ptsThroughout little of the work, the writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Does not paraphrase or quote and cite the textbook or online lessons.0.0 ptsNo effort5.0 pts
Total Points: 50.0

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