Access to Higher Education: Nursing & Social Welfare
The Sociology of the Family Assignment 1
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The Sociology of the Family
This assignment is a 1,200 word essay, in which you will do the following: 1.1 Analyse the processes of change in the structure and function of the family 1.2 Explain the reasons for changing roles and relationships within the family. 1.3 Distinguish between a range of family and household types. 1.4 Evaluate the impact of cultural differences in relation to family diversity. Hints & Tips
1.1 In order to analyse the processes of change on the structure and function of the family you need to weigh up all the arguments for strengths and weaknesses. As a guide you need to be referring to Talcott Parsons, Wilmot & Young and George Murdoch. Discuss the impact of the Industrial Revolution on family structure. (Approximately 400 words) 1.2 To explain the reasons for the changes in the roles and relationships, you need to discuss the changes in society that have had an effect on the roles and relationships. (400 words) 1.3 You must then describe the range of household types in modern society (200 words) 1.4 You must then evaluate the impact of cultural differences on the family. Has cultural diversity had an impact on family life? (200 words) You should read a chapter on the family in a level 3 to add to add to your understanding and to guide further research. Your essay should be justified and you should use double line spacing and size 12 fonts. Use a plain font such as Arial or Calibri. As said before concentrate on spelling and grammar and proof read your work before handing it in. Good Luck.
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