This is an individual presentation. The purpose of this presentation is to explore how the “typical” family has changed over time. Additionally, causes of the various changes are to be explored as well. The presentation should consist of seven slides as described below:
- Slide 1: A narrative discussing how the family has changed over time? Explicitly note what changes have occurred.
- Slide 2: Visual depictions of what the “typical” family used to look like. You are welcomed to use a range of media resources.
- Slide 3: Visual depictions of what the “typical” family looks like now. (i.e., how do you perceive or define the typical family, how does society perceive or define the typical family, etc.) You are welcomed to use a range of media resources.
- Slide 4: A narrative discussing and analyzing the individual factors that have contributed to the changing family. (See your textbook. You may use external resources as well.)
- Slide 5: A narrative discussing and analyzing the systemic or structural factors that have contributed to the changing family over time. (See your textbook. You may use external resources as well.)
- Slide 6: Conclusions
- Slide 7: Citations/Resources
You have reached the end of this module on The Family. The key takeaways from this module are:
- The different types of marriages are monogamy, serial monogamy, polygamy, polygyny, and polyandry.
- Kindred refers to the state of being related to others and is not completely based on biological or marital ties.
- Different types of descent are bilateral descent, matrilineal descent, and patrilineal descent.
- Patriarchy, matriarchy, and egalitarian are the form of societies that exist around us.
- The three sociological perspectives on family are interactionist, conflict, and functionalist views.
- There exist social, racial, and ethnic differences when classifying a family and hence they are categorized as upper, middle, and working class family.