SOC 320 Topic 3 Marriage and Family Journal
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 ….to share them with anyone other than the instructor of this class. It is ….that this will allow you to open and honest when controversial or personal topics ……
SOC 320 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1: Sociologists suggest that dating has certain functions. That is, it accomplishes certain things for the individuals involved and for the society as a whole.
- What are those functions and how well does the dating process accomplish those functions?
Because dating has these functions, it follows certain patterns which society believes will help it accomplish its functions.
- What are some of the patterns (norms) of dating in American society? (Because norms can change over time, it would help if you identified your approximate age (e.g., 20s, 30s, 50s, etc.)
SOC 320 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2: The Lauer & Lauer text identifies some reasons that people in a relationship break up. Which of these seems most common or likely to you and why? Similarly, the text also describes some responses to a deteriorating or broken relationship. Explain at least two of these.