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  • Module Outcome:  You will be able to describe the historical forces that have influenced the intersection of race and family in the United States. 
    • Course Outcome:  You will be able to describe the historical forces that have influenced the intersection of race and family in the United States. 
    • General Education Competency:

You will have used critical thinking to analyze problems and make logical decisions.
You will be able to demonstrate socialization skills that support cultural awareness and a global perspective.
 You will be able to communicate effectively using the conventions of American Standard English in professional and academic environments 

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What practices did the US government engage in to force Native Americans to assimilate to American culture? What were their motivations? Does this trend continue? Explain. How might this affect the Native American culture in the eyes of Native Americans and non-indigenous Americans alike? Explain.

For a top score, you must respond constructively to at least two other students. More extensive participation will be noted. All of your postings should be spread over three different days.

Introduction: This assignment will assist in your gaining a better understanding of the theoretical perspectives in Sociology

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  • Module Outcome: You will be able to how structural functionalism, conflict perspectives, and symbolic interactionism work together to help us get a more complete view of reality.
  • Course Outcome: You will be able to recognize and apply the basic sociological terms vital to the understanding of sociology and the major theoretical paradigms to an analysis of social institutions, social structures, and societal issues.
  • General Education Competency
    You will be able to communicate effectively using the conventions of American Standard English in professional and academic environments.
    You will be able to demonstrate socialization skills that support cultural awareness and a global perspective.
     Demonstrate computer literacy

The Assignment: DF #2 – Theoretical Perspectives

Find a newspaper article, online or physical paper, and identify the structural functionalist, social conflict, and symbolic interctionist view of the social issue that is discussed in the article. Think about how each of these perspectives view society. You can get this from your reading of the text. For example, structural functionalists view society as social harmony with a high degree of social order with the institutions meeting their manifest and latent functions, all for the good of society, compared to conflict theorists, which view society as an arena of social inequality; dominant and subordinate groups, competing for scarce resources. In comparison, a symbolic interactinist may view society based upon symbolic meaning, labeling and social construction and the interaction with others in society.

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Write at least one paragraph summarizing your article first, then write 2 paragraphs explaining how each of these perspectives may be represented in your article