Berkeley, University Sociology and Marriage ceremony

  • The National Coalition for the Homeless provides an excellent website at http://www.nationalhomeless.org/index.html. Describe the purpose of this Coalition and how it functions to serve the homeless population in America. National Coalition for the Homeless
  • Go to http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/EthnicImagesVid.ht… to discover how race and ethnicity have been portrayed in movies and video. After visiting this site, write a summary of how three racial/ethnic groups have often been portrayed according to the information provided in this website.
    Race and Ethnicity and Movies
  • Female genital mutilation continues in regions of the world. Several governments have begun movements to stop this practice. One web site http://www.unicef.org/pon96/womfgm.htm contains information about this continuing practice. Read through the information and summarize what you have learned about female genital mutilation in the world. Unicef.
  • Marriage ceremonies are unique to world cultural groups. Located at http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2061.html you will find the history of the Japanese wedding. After reading the information, describe the important cultural aspects of a Japanese wedding. Be sure to include the relevancy of specific customs.
  • Examine your own prejudices. Have you ever prejudged someone who was of a racial, ethnic, religious, or national group different from your own. What were your judgments and feelings? Do you have any knowledge of the origin of such prejudices?
  • Think about television programs or movies in which women are portrayed realistically. Describe why you think these particular programs or movies depict women realistically.
  • Write about your experiences as a member of a blended family. Your perspective may be that of a parent or a child. How effectively did you deal with each situation? What were the most difficult things to resolve? What lessons have you learned from being in a blended family?

 

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