UT - Intro Sociology - Spring 2019 - WA07/08 - 4 points

Keeping society whole

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If you arrived to class on time on Thursday 03/07, the Thursday before Spring Break, you can skip Q03 and just write "I was in class on Thursday 03/0" in place of your answer to receive the point. Obviously I cross check this question with your attendance record, so don't lie :)

01. .05 points, 10-45 words > Listen to this little 22-minute story about a guy named Muhammad Kamran. A transcript is here. Just scroll down to "Act 1, The Karachi Kid," TAL-284, Should I Stay or Should I Go (2005). What is the difference between Muhammad and Ravi's national, cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and what seems very similar about their respective families' expectations of them, especially when it comes to dating and marriage? Can't remember who Ravi was? Click back here. Be sure to meet the word count and to explain and defend your response.

02. .05 points, 10-45-90 words, Note the word count change > Listen to this little 35-minute story about a guy named Shaheen. A transcript is here. Just scroll down to "Act 1, "Froggy Goes A-Courtin,'" TAL-288, Not What I Meant (2005). What is the difference between Shaheen and Muhummad's national, cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and how does this difference affect Shaheen's dating life? Note that these two stories take place in roughly the same year.

03. 1 point, 45-90 words > Talcott Parsons used census data to articulate his theories about the modern nuclear family. Compare his use of census data to the way Du Bois did in The Philadelphia Negro (1899) and Alfred C. Kinsey did in Sexuality of the Human Male (1948). Need a refresher on The Philadelphia Negro? Click back to this assignment. Need a refresher on Kinsey? Click here. Be very careful in answering this question! Make sure that Du Bois and/or Kinsey even used census data. And be sure to explain and defend your response.

04. I assigned this little academic article by Wini Breines on Anne Parsons on assignment AR07, See Blackboard. Re-read or skim through it to answer the questions that follow.

  • .05 points, 10-45 words > How does the story of Anne Parsons strongly support (her father) Talcott Parson's findings of the modern nuclear family ... Reference the notes I made for you here, as well as your own class notes in discussing Parson's theory ... Do not Google or Wikipedia them ...
  • .05 points, 10-45 words > How does the story of Anne Parsons strongly challenge (her father) Talcott Parson's findings of the modern nuclear family ... Reference the notes I made for you here, as well as your own class notes in discussing Parson's theory ... Do not Google or Wikipedia them ...
  •  .05 points, 10-45 words > How does the story of Anne Parsons strongly support Emile Durkheim's findings of suicide, made almost half-century before Anne was even born ... Reference this specific article about Durkheim's Suicide (1897) in your answer or this little write up here ...
  • .05 points, 10-45 words > How does the story of Anne Parsons strongly challenge Emile Durkheim's findings of suicide, made almost half-century before Anne was even born ... Reference this specific article about Durkheim's Suicide (1897) in your answer or this little write up here ...