Social Structure

 

Instructions

This lesson has focused your attention on social structure and the ideologies sociologists use to explain community social structures.  In particular we explored Mechanical and Organic Solidarity as well as Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft.

For this paper, you are charged with applying the social structure that best fits the community in which you live.

Would you characterize your community as one that reflects the tenants of Mechanical Solidarity and Gemeinschaft or Organic Solidarity and Gesellschaft?  After you select the social structure that best fits your community, address the following in your paper:

1. In your own words, define the social structure(s) you selected.

  • Mechanical Solidarity and Gemeinschaft
  • Organic Solidarity and Gesellschaft

2.  Identify and describe three characteristics of your community that represent the social structure you determined best represents your community.

*The Lesson Five video provides the context for this assignment.

Instructions:

  • Your paper should be two to three double-spaced pages in length, in Arial or Times New Roman, 12 point font size.
  • Save your document as Lastname_lesson5paper.doc
  • Attach and submit your paper to the Lesson 5 Writing Assignment – Social Structure assignment folder.
  • Be sure to reference course materials and other resources correctly. You must cite your sources using APA to receive full credit for this assignment.

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