Option 2-Alternative Assignment: You are strongly encouraged to view the live Seminar archive for this unit. Many students find this live Seminar very helpful because your instructor uses this time to clarify the information regarding unit topics and your classmates may pose questions that you also have about the material.

To complete the Option 2: Alternative Assignment create a Microsoft Word document to respond to the questions below. Your response to the topics should be composed in complete sentences and paragraphs and be 200–300 words in length. Save your answers and submit them to the Unit 5: Seminar Dropbox. Be sure to complete all questions to earn your Seminar points.

Sociologists look at the family in terms of what the family does for the society first and who are considered to belong to the family second.

  1. How does the sociological perspective functionalism describe the role of the family?
  2. Does this conceptualization of the family fit in with the diverse family forms that you see in today’s society?