A. Questions for weekly discussions and conversations (not part of the required Discussion Board assignment)
These questions can serve as the starting point for your discussions during the week. They are “thought starters,” so that you can explore some ideas associated with the Discussion Board and unit topics. Answers are not required, and they should not be submitted with your required assignment. Answers are not graded.
- What is the definition of social change? What does social change mean to you in your daily life? Do you think about social change on a daily basis? How can an understanding and awareness of social change impact your daily life?
- Can social change directly impact or change a culture? Can you provide an example of how social change in the United States brought about large-scale social changes? Can you provide an example of how social change in the United States brought about a change in your life?
B. Required Discussion Board assignment.
Answer the following questions regarding social change:
- How do you think life in the United States will change in the next 10 years?
- How might technology be involved or effect social change in American culture?
- How do you think sociologists might use the Internet to study culture and social change in the United States?
- 3-5 paragrahs
In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
The following rubric will be used for grading:
|Initial response to the DB question||
|Evidenced additional research supporting the student’s response to the DB question||
|Comments on other students’ postings that serve to further the discussion, apply real-world examples, or lend to enhancing the clarity of the concepts||
|Adherence to assignment deadlines, length requirement, correct spelling and proper grammar, and properly formatted per APA style||
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials. Please refer to the following multimedia course material(s):
- Unit 4: Political and Economic Ideologies
- Unit 4: Modernization and Culture
- Unit 4: Social Change and Work
- Unit 4: Social Change
- Unit 4: Trends in Urbanization