SOC 402 ASHCourses SOC 402 Entire Course (Ash) SOC 402 Week 1 DQ 1 Three Sociological Perspectives (Ash) • SOC 402 Week 1 DQ 1 Three Sociological Perspectives • SOC 402 Week 1 DQ 2 Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research & the Methods of Social Research • SOC 402 Week 2 DQ 1 McDonaldization • SOC 402 Week 2 DQ 2 Generational Differences in the Workplace • SOC 402 Week 2 Assignment Women and Flexibility in the Workplace • SOC 402 Week 3 DQ 1 Retirement • SOC 402 Week 3 DQ 2 Sexual Harassment • SOC 402 Week 3 Assignment Outline of Final Paper (Professional Workplace Substance Abuse Outline) • 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 ASHCourses SOC 402 Week 1 DQ 2 Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research SOC 402 Week 2 Assignment Women and Flexibility • 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, interviews, or observation) would you utilize? • Women and Flexibility in the Workplace. After viewing Women as change agents in America: Part I, determine why Kathleen Christensen believes that the flexibility of women in the workplace is a social and structural issue. • F. Identify some factors that have affected women’s flexibility in the workplace throughout history.
SOC 402 ASHCourses SOC 402 Week 2 DQ 1 McDonaldization (Ash) SOC 402 Week 2 DQ 2 Generational Differences in the Workplace (Ash) • McDonaldization. Analyze your college or workplace using Weber's model of bureaucracy. What elements (efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control) of McDonaldization do you see? Do you wish life were less McDonaldized? Why or why not? • Generational Differences in the Workplace. Analyze the following scenarios: • Bob Jackson is 44. He is the manager of operations for a mid-sized company. He is always working and many employees at work think that he is a workaholic. His goal is to become the company president before he turns 50. In which generational group would Bob fall? Explain your answer.
SOC 402 ASHCourses SOC 402 Week 3 Assignment Outline of Final Paper SOC 402 Week 3 DQ 1 Retirement (Ash) • Outline of Final Paper. Review the Final Paper instructions in Week Five of the online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide. Then, visit the Ashford Writing Center located under Learning Resources tab on the left navigation tool bar in our online classroom. • 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 ASHCourses SOC 402 Week 3 DQ 2 Sexual Harassment (Ash) SOC 402 Week 4 DQ 1 Second Shift (Ash) • 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? • Second Shift. Respond to the following questions: Among twin- income and dual-career families, do you think there will ever be an equal sharing of household work? Why or why not?
SOC 402 ASHCourses SOC 402 Week 4 DQ 2 Substance Abuse (Ash) SOC 402 Week 5 DQ 1 Ethics in the Workplace (Ash) • Substance Abuse. Substance abuse may include alcoholics and drug users, their behavior will be different than other workers on the job. In what ways can alcohol and drug use affect job performance and career success? • Ethics in the Workplace. Analyze 2 of the following ethical scenarios: • Although John is an honest employee who never takes money from the company cash box, he uses the company car to run personal errands while making sales-rounds. Is this unethical behavior? If so, why? If not, why not?
SOC 402 ASHCourses SOC 402 Week 5 DQ 2 Globalization (Ash) SOC 402 Week 5 Final Assignment (Professional Workplace Substance Abuse ) (Ash) • Globalization. Describe how globalization has changed the way American companies are doing business. In what ways do you believe this change has benefited American organizations and/or their customers? • Final Paper. The complete instructions for the Final Paper can be found in Week Five of your online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide.