Family considered the most important agent of socialization



Using the textbook and the South University Online Library, write a 1000-word (minimum) paper, using APA standards, that addresses the following questions:

Families have changed greatly over the past 60 years, and they continue to become more diverse.

    1. Why is the family considered the most important agent of socialization?
    2. What caused the dramatic changes to the American family?       What are those changes?
    3. Describe the differences in marriage and family life that are linked to class, race, gender, and personal choice.
    4. Do you feel the trend towards diverse families is positive or negative?
    5. If the trend changed towards traditional (pre-World War II) families, how would that affect women’s rights?

This assignment is worth 200 points, which can be accumulated according to the table below. Overall this project counts for 15% of your final grade. If you have any questions please let me know.

Final Project Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Introduction and a conclusion that reviews all main points you present.

Explained why the family is considered the most important agent of socialization.





Described the changes to the family and explained why they occurred. 40
Described the differences in marriage and family with relation to race, class, gender, and choice.

Integrated personal views on the main issue.

Related  writings to the concepts and theories discussed in the textbook and outside resources. 40
Submitted on or before due date, using correct spelling and grammar and appropriate APA format. 20
Total: 200

When completing the assignment, please focus on the grading criteria. I want you to answer the questions above, but also take into consideration where you accumulate your point. We will be discussing family multiple times throughout this quarter and you should have a good understanding of what important roles the family plays in our lives. Please make sure that you base your answers not so much on personal accounts, but rather on the research you have found during class, in your book, and other sources through the library. I will be available to discuss any questions about this assignment throughout the quarter also, so please approach me if you have any concerns.

Also if you would like to receive extra credit, you may give a presentation on your project to the class on the date the project is due. If you choose to do so, please let me know at least 1 week in advance so I can schedule class activities accordingly. Also your presentation should follow the same format as your current event presentation as having to be prepared, having visual aids, etc. This is not a mandatory part of the grade and is not required. This is only to give you extra credit, and this credit may be applied to any of your grades in the course (exams, project, presentation, etc)

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