Films on Demand: Sociology Collection: Social Institutions
Choose one video from each category (you will need to write on three videos). Write a 700- to 1.050-word essay explaining the content of the videos.
Prepare an introduction that identifies the major social institutions in society and why they are important.
Describe each video and the social institutions they address.
Identify any relevant models of power structure or political behavior which might be influential.
Explain the functionalist, conflict, and interactionist perspectives on the family, religion and education. Which perspective does each film use to discuss the
institution? Explain specific examples from the videos from the viewpoint of the designated theoretical approach.
Provide a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas of the essay and describes how these institutions have influenced you.