Soc 402 Contemporary Social Problems and the Workplace Essay

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SOC 402 Contemporary Social Problems and the Workplace SOC 402 Week 1 DQ 1 Three Sociological Perspectives
Compare the differences among the three major theoretical perspectives in sociology (structural-functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism). With which theory and theorist do you find that you share similar views with and why?
SOC 402 Week 1 DQ 2 Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research & the Methods of Social Research
Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative and quantitative research. Suppose you are to study police brutality, what methods of research (demographics, historical data, surveys,
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b. Evaluate the factors that have affected women’s pay in the workforce.
c. Hypothesize what may change for women in the workplace within the next 10 years.
SOC 402 Week 3 DQ 1 Retirement
After viewing Retirement revolution: The new reality, examine how the topic of retirement has changed in American society since the 2008 recession. Describe how it has impacted your plans, family members, or friends’ plans for retirement. Compare traditional views of retirement with current views.
SOC 402 Week 3 DQ 2 Sexual Harassment
Here are several events that happen in the workplace. Do you believe they fall under the definition of sexual harassment? If so, why? If not, why not?
a. Jane willingly dated a co-worker for the last 3 years. Now, she has met someone else and does not want to continue the relationship with the co-worker. The co-worker does not want to end the relationship and is posting negative things about her on Facebook.
b. Linda offers sexual favors to her professor in order to get a passing grade. The professor agrees, and Linda receives a passing grade.
c. Mary, a supervisor, asks her male employee, Stan, to join her for dinner so they have will some quiet time away from the office to go over his performance evaluation.
d. Bob, a supervisor, makes comments about on a regular basis to his secretary, Susan, about how she is dressed for the day.
e. A customer in a restaurant grabs the rear end of a waitress.

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