SOCI-1301 2X04 8W2 Principles of Sociology

Chapt 13 – Family & Religion

  1. What is:

a) Patrilineal descent?

b) Matrilineal descent?

c) Bilateral descent?

  1. Which pattern of descent is favored in the United States? Why?
  2. Provide at least (2) examples of how religion has promoted dramatic social transformation.
  3. Is divorce best viewed as a problem, a solution, or a symptom? Explain your answer.
  4. Provide substantive, critical response to at least one of your classmates’ posts. Your response must be a minimum of (2) sentences.