Week 6: Dominant Social Myths
Describe the dominant social myths about mutual child step families and examine the features of each that appear most damaging to creating the step family unit. Minimum 350 words
Week 6: Reconstructed Myths
As a counselor in training, evaluate a minimum of 3 reconstructed myths and share your ideas on why they would be helpful in understanding the mutual child aspect of blended families. Minimum 350 words
Please read the following for this week as well as All Week 6 Online Course Materials:
· Gold, J. M. (2015). Stepping In, Stepping Out: Creating Stepfamily Rhythm. Wiley.
o Chapter 7
· Amato, P.R. (n.d.) Living in a Stepfamily: The Child’s View
Based on Chapters 1 & 2 from The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Adapted from Christina Nadler’s Classical Sociology Class, City University of New York
Role and Audience: This assignment was initially developed when scholars “read” papers at professional conferences. In order to give provide variety in assignments and follow the format for contemporary professional conferences I am going to switch from a paper format to a slide format. Write your slides as if you are a colleague of Weber’s and delivering a speech for him to other sociologists.
Format: This “paper” will be formatted as a twenty slide presentation, including the title slide.
Task: Imagine you are required to make a presentation for Weber after the first publication of The Protestant Ethic to a room full of colleagues at one of the first Annual German Sociological Association Conference. He was too depressed to attend, as he suffered from serious depression (maybe related to his feelings about the world?). You thought he was going to give you a prepared presentation, but all you got was a copy of Chapters 1 & 2 from his book. Feel free to also browse the preface and author’s notes. Prepare a presentation where Weber emphasizes his critique against a ‘naïve historical materialism’ as he does in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Be mindful, there could be Marxists in the room, so you will really want to explain how Weber makes his socio-historical argument and include, with description of each, the three aspects of Protestantism that create the ethic. You may also want to note how the explicitly ‘Protestant’ aspect of this ethic had faded away leaving (depressingly?) just the spirit of Capitalism.
Criteria for Evaluation: You will be graded on accuracy, evidence and quality of examples, as well as a clear understanding of the audience and your role. Your essay (speech) should be focused, and it should be clear how each piece of evidence supports your argument. Spelling will count to the extent you spell important new terms correctly. Many of these terms are from last weeks defining concepts assignment. See the rubric posted below for a more detailed schema of evaluation.
Week 2 – Discussion 1
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
The authors of the course textbook state that “the single most important factors in working with ethnic diversity… (Is) values.” In a 250-300 word post, discuss the role values play in working with ethnic diversity and how can the Family Systems frame assist in overcoming misperceptions? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.
Overview: Over the course of our nation’s existence, the federal and state governments have enacted many pieces of legislation to help American workers by creating policies and laws that help to reform many of the social and economic inequities that are exhibited in our working society. There are many such reforms that we now utilize and have come to rely on. In this project, you will take one union-based issue and create a poster that discusses the history of the issue, give a timeline, show how the legislation a�ects work situations, and other areas that are important to your topic. Learning Objectives: Students will be able to: • Describe the working conditions before any legislation was put in place • Evaluate the e�ects of legislation on the working experience • Compare and contrast the viewpoints of unions, workers, and government • Analyze the issues and problems of the interest, values, perspectives, and points of view
Free resources to create your poster presentation: 1 https://piktochart.com/formats/posters/ 2 https://www.canva.com/create/posters/ 3 https://venngage.com/features/poster-maker
- Assess the corporate culture of a company
Using your interpretation of the course material on corporate culture submit a response to the following:
- Identify a company that is of interest to you (e.g., you might like to work at/invest in this organization or you are currently employed by/invested in it).
- Which type of organizational culture does the company have and what is the evidence that prompted you to identify it as such?
- Is this culture in line with what you perceive the company’s strategy to be and why?
- What recommendations can you make to improve the organizational culture and better align it with what you perceive the organization is trying to achieve?
- Your initial response must be 300 words in length.
- Use APA citations