Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
Oss0212, Sociology
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Language:
English
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Compare and contrast the three major sociological perspectives on family

Module Overview

OER Text Materials

Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Section: 15.2

Section 2 applies the three sociological perspectives to the family. A great summary chart is provided at the beginning of the chapter.

Section 1: Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

  1. Theories about Marriage and Family – Crash Course Sociology #37
    This 11 minute video provides a quick but thorough summary of the major sociological theories applied to the family.
     
  2. Theory Snapshot
    This source provides a great chart that summarizes the three major sociological perspectives as applied to family.
     
  3. “Functionalist Perspective on the Family” – Revise Sociology
    This source provides a fairly detailed overview of a functionalist perspective on the family including the functions of the family and a short video on Parsons.