Week 6B Knowledge Check

Question 11 pts
In Book I, Chapter I, Rousseau declares: “Man is born free, and everywhere he is”:
Group of answer choices

In Chains



Flag question: Question 2
Question 21 pts
What does Rousseau meant by “political right”?
Group of answer choices

the civil rights of politicians.


justification for legitimate political authority

Flag question: Question 3
Question 31 pts
According to Rousseau, his social contract is an association where each person
Group of answer choices

loses his liberty but receives security in return.

obeys only himself and remains as free as before.

agrees to take turns governing all other persons.

Flag question: Question 4
Question 41 pts
The social contract brings the state into existence. Each person in the state is simultaneously:
Group of answer choices

a comrade and a citizen.

a subject and a citizen.

a magistrate and a subject.

Flag question: Question 5
Question 51 pts
What is Rousseau’s view of “partial associations” or “partial societies” (churches, families, unions etc.)?
Group of answer choices

some should be encouraged and others should not.

should not exist because they frustrate/obscure the general will in the minds of the people.

they encourage participation in the state and should be supported.

Flag question: Question 6
Question 61 pts
In Book I, Chapter VI, Rousseau says that a change to our “mode of existence” (i.e. the social contract) must be made because humanity is in danger of what?

Week 6A Knowledge Check

Question 1
1 / 1 pts
Rousseau is sometimes considered an “anti-Enlightenment” thinker because of his suspicious attitude toward:

Question 2
0 / 1 pts
Rousseau’s state of nature is:
Correct Answer
a pleasant, peaceful place.
You Answered
both hostile and peaceful at different times.
a dangerous, hostile place.

Question 3
1 / 1 pts
Rousseau believes that innovation (such as the axe)
is essential for our progress as humans.
has made us weak.
helps to restore equality by compensating for our natural differences.

Question 4
1 / 1 pts
Rousseau defines what as “a natural repugnance to seeing any sentient being, especially our fellow man, perish or suffer”?

Question 5
1 / 1 pts
For Rousseau, property is:
a guarantee of our self-preservation and freedom.
irrelevant in our lives.
the source of disagreement and conflict between humans.

Question 6
0 / 1 pts
Thomas Hobbes believes that man in the state of nature is evil. Does Rousseau agree or disagree with Hobbes?
You Answered
Correct Answer
Incorrect, he disagrees. Natural man is ignorant of both virtue and vice.

Question 7
1 / 1 pts
Which ancient Greek city did Rousseau admire for its tough education of children?
Correct Answers

Week 2 Activity: Health Care Issue Impacts

Week 2 Activity: Health Care Issue Impacts
Emerging and current health care issues nearly always have an impact on health care management practices. In this activity, you will identify and begin to examine a health care issue of your choosing. Your work in this activity sets the foundation for your Week 4 Assignment – Impacts of a Heath Issue on a Care Provider.
Download the Week 2 Activity Template and use it to complete this assignment.
Choose one of the following types of health care providers and an issue that significantly impacts its operations, policies, procedures, et cetera.
Provider Type:
Nursing Home.
Out Patient Medical Clinic/Urgent Care Center.
Home Health Care.
Private Practice Physician(s).
Health Care Issue:
Consider one of the following issues or choose one of your own. Make sure that the issue that you have chosen has a potentially significant impact on your chosen provider type.
Outbreaks such as COVID-19, measles, or Ebola.
Human trafficking.
Medical tourism.
Consumer-directed health care.
Assisted suicide.
Medical marijuana.
Mandatory vaccinations.
Personalized medicine.
Drug abuse.
Climate change.
Use the Week 2 Activity Template to state your chosen provider type and introduce its associated issue. Next, briefly describe at least 5 areas where the issue could significantly impact the provider. These include operations, planning, logistics, training, community outreach, et cetera.
1/2-1-page double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font.

Week 3 Assignment – Microeconomics Case Study

Week 3 Assignment – Microeconomics Case Study
In this exercise, you will demonstrate your ability to find microeconomic data from public sources and to make a spreadsheet in Excel.
Microeconomic data are numbers about a single industry. Automobile sales numbers are microeconomic data. Unemployment numbers for the entire country are not microeconomic data.
Start by choosing an industry that interests you.
Remember that an industry is a group of companies that do the same thing. For example, Ford is a company; automobile manufacturing is an industry.
Choose a microeconomic variable for your industry.
It could be prices, sales, production, advertising, or investment.
Using the library’s Statista resource, find three years of this microeconomic variable for your industry. For example, you might find automobile sales data for 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Go to Statista.
Log in using your Strayer credentials.
Type your industry name in the “Statista Search” space and click Statista Search.
Choose one of the options that has three years of annual data.
Prepare an Excel spreadsheet that has two columns and four rows. In cell A1, type in the industry you selected and bold the text. In the heading for cell A2, type “Year.” In cells A3, A4, and A5 descending below this heading, type the years for your data. In the automobile example, this would be 2017, 2018, and 2019.
In the heading for column two, cell B2, type the name of the variable you chose. For example, it could be “Sales.” In the cells below this heading, type the sales data for each of the three years.
Underneath your table, type “Source:” and then paste the URL of the source where you found your data.
See the Excel example below.
Resources to Complete the Assignment
ECO100 Week 3 Assignment Excel Example [DOCX].
Excel Essential Training – What Is Excel Used For?
Excel Essential Training – Using the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon Menu.
Excel Essential Training – Understanding Workbooks and Worksheets.
Excel Essential Training – Using Excel Help.
Excel Essential Training – Using Save or Save As.
Excel Essential Training – Using Simple Formulas.
Excel Essential Training – Exploring Font Styles and Effects.
Excel Essential Training – Applying Borders and Color Backgrounds.
Excel Quick Tips – Work with the New Stock and Geography Data Types.

Week 1 Quiz – Knowledge Check

Question 1
2 out of 2 points

Macroeconomics primarily examines which of the following?

Selected Answer:
broad issues such as national output, employment, and inflation

the behavior of individual households and firms

how prices are determined within individual markets

broad issues such as national output, employment, and inflation

the output levels that maximize the profits of business firms

Question 2
2 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements most likely lies within the realm of macroeconomics?

Selected Answer:
Due to an economic recession, manufacturing firms began implementing layoffs of their workforces.

An increase in the price of automobiles will lead to a decrease in the quantity of automobiles demanded.

Due to process innovations in computer chip manufacturing, the market supply of computers increased.

Due to an economic recession, manufacturing firms began implementing layoffs of their workforces.

Anticipating that the benefits would outweigh costs involved, an undergraduate student purchases the course textbook.

Question 3
2 out of 2 points

What is the basic difference between macroeconomics and microeconomics?

Selected Answer:
Microeconomics is concerned with the trees (individual markets) while macroeconomics is concerned with the forest (aggregate markets).

Microeconomics looks at the forest (aggregate markets) while macroeconomics looks at the trees (individual markets).

Macroeconomics is concerned with groups of individuals while microeconomics is concerned with single countries.

Microeconomics is concerned with the trees (individual markets) while macroeconomics is concerned with the forest (aggregate markets).

Macroeconomics is concerned with generalization while microeconomics is concerned with specialization.

Question 4
2 out of 2 points

In a discussion of economics, which of the following would exert the most influence on an individual firm’s decision to hire workers?

Selected Answer:
the macroeconomy

wage levels

the macroeconomy

the firm’s income

household income

Question 5
2 out of 2 points

Which of the following is most likely a topic of discussion in macroeconomics?

Selected Answer:
a decrease in the unemployment rate

an increase in the price of a hamburger

a decrease in the production of DVD players by a consumer electronics company

an increase in the wage rate paid to automobile workers

a decrease in the unemployment rate

Question 6
2 out of 2 points

Attending college is a case where the ________________ exceeds the monetary cost.

Selected Answer:
opportunity cost

budget constraint

marginal analysis

opportunity cost

marginal utility

Question 7
2 out of 2 points

Forgetting about the money that’s irretrievably gone and instead focusing on the marginal costs and benefits of future options, is the lesson of which of the following?

Selected Answer:
sunk costs

marginal utility

sunk costs

marginal analysis

budget constraints

Question 8
2 out of 2 points

Most real-world choices aren’t about getting all of one thing or another; instead, most choices involve _________________, which includes comparing the benefits and costs of choosing a little more or a little less of a good.

Selected Answer:
marginal analysis


opportunity cost

benefit analysis

marginal analysis

Question 9
2 out of 2 points

Scarcity implies that:

Selected Answer:
it is impossible to completely fulfill the unlimited human desire for goods and services with the limited resources available.

consumers would be willing to purchase the same quantity of a good at a higher price.

it is impossible to completely fulfill the unlimited human desire for goods and services with the limited resources available.

at the current market price, consumers are willing to purchase more of a good than suppliers are willing to produce.

consumers cannot afford the goods and services available.

Question 10
2 out of 2 points

The law of ____________________________ explains why people and societies rarely make all-or-nothing choices.

Selected Answer:
diminishing marginal utility


marginal analysis

diminishing marginal utility


Week 5B Knowledge Check

Question 11 pts
When a person takes part in the social contract they agree:
Group of answer choices

to be bound by the decisions of the majority.

to obey the legislative under all circumstances

to surrender all rights permanently to the government.

Flag question: Question 2
Question 21 pts
According to Locke, the supreme power of the commonwealth
Group of answer choices

The Judiciary

The Executive

The Legislative

Flag question: Question 3
Question 31 pts
Which of the following is not true?
Group of answer choices

The Federative and the Legislative ought to be united.

The Legislative and the Executive ought to be separated.

The Executive and the Federative powers are usually united.

Flag question: Question 4
Question 41 pts
One of the ways government may dissolve is if:
Group of answer choices

The Legislative is Altered.

The Judiciary has few cases to review.

The Executive is Expanded.

Flag question: Question 5
Question 51 pts
Locke believes that the “right to revolution”
Group of answer choices

means that people will only revolt when they see the government engage in a repeated pattern of abuses.

will lead to a constant change of government.

should only be used once

Flag question: Question 6
Question 61 pts
Locke states that if society dissolves as a result of foreign invasion and conquest the government might still survive.
Group of answer choices



Flag question: Question 7
Question 71 pts
If the government dissolves due to the prince or legislative invading the peoples’ property, the people are thrown back to the state of nature.
Group of answer choices



Week 5A Knowledge Check

Question 11 pts
Locke’s Law of Nature states that man is bound to preserve himself and:
Group of answer choices

“attack others before they attack him.”

“support only those who support him.”

“as much as he can, to preserve the rest of mankind.”

Flag question: Question 2
Question 21 pts
In the state of nature, the realization that all are equal leads to:
Group of answer choices

principles of justice and charity.

An immediate desire to form a social contract to guarantee this equality.

hostility and suspicion.

Flag question: Question 3
Question 31 pts
Which of the following does Locke not say about slavery?:
Group of answer choices

“It is the state of war continued.”

“It is legitimate if it is part of a valid contract.”

“A man cannot, by compact, or his own consent, enslave himself to any one.”

Flag question: Question 4
Question 41 pts
According to Locke, man acquires property by:
Group of answer choices

asking the rest of the human community for use of it.

taking material from the earth and mixing his labor with it.

stealing it from others.

Flag question: Question 5
Question 51 pts
Locke states that “civil government is the proper remedy for the _____ of the state of nature.”
Group of answer choices




Flag question: Question 6
Question 61 pts
Locke states that the invention of refrigeration allows man to accumulate more than he needs.
Group of answer choices



Flag question: Question 7
Question 71 pts
Locke states that the attempt of one man to enslave another creates what between them? A State of _________.

Final exam

Question 1 (1 point)
In establishing pay grades, which pay rate is established first?
Question 1 options:

Minimum pay rate


Maximum pay rate

Third quartile
Question 2 (1 point)
What would Yolanda’s salary of $165,000 be considered if the means salary for B42DA, Inc., is $30,000 and the median salary is $32,000?
Question 2 options:

Over layer



Question 3 (1 point)
What are below-minimum pay range rates referred to as?
Question 3 options:

Market lag rates

Pay compression

Green circle rates

Red circle rates
Question 4 (1 point)
This federal Act requires contractors with federal contracts worth over $2,000 to pay wages at least equal to those prevailing in the area where the work is being done.
Question 4 options:

Davis-Bacon Act

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Equal Pay Act

Fair Labor Standards Act
Question 5 (1 point)
These are reference points against which jobs within the company are judged.
Question 5 options:

Benchmark jobs

Human resource capabilities

Relevant labor markets

Internal labor markets
Question 6 (1 point)
Which scenario would be appropriate for using a salary-only plan?
Question 6 options:

The company is looking to create competition among its sales staff.

The salesperson is selling high-priced products with long lead times.

The company is looking to save money due to budget constraints.

The salesperson has substantial influence over sales.
Question 7 (1 point)
Which BLS survey covers the incidence and detailed provisions of selected benefit plans, with the data being presented as a percentage of employees who have access to the benefit plans?
Question 7 options:

National Benefit Index

National Compensation Survey

Employment Cost Index

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation
Question 8 (1 point)
How does an employee’s pay rate compare when the compa-ratio is more than one?
Question 8 options:

The employee’s rate is below the competitive pay rate.

The employee’s rate is the same as the competitive pay rate.

The employee’s rate is half as much as the competitive pay rate.

The employee’s rate is above the competitive pay rate.
Question 9 (1 point)
With which sales compensation plan does the level of pay not vary when sales volume does?
Question 9 options:

Salary-only (base pay. plan

Commission-only plan

Salary (base pay. -plus-bonus plan

Salary (base pay. -plus-commission plan
Question 10 (1 point)
With which type of sales commission plan does an employee earn a higher rate of commission for all sales made in a given period if the sales level exceeds a predetermined level?
Question 10 options:

Multiple-tiered commission

Straight commission

Graduated commission

Commission-plus-draw plan

Question 11 (1 point)
How are compa-ratios calculated?
Question 11 options:

Dividing the green circle rates mid-point by the normal pay range

Dividing the red circle rates by the normal pay range

Dividing the employee’s pay rate by the market line rate

Dividing an employee’s pay rate by the pay range midpoint
Question 12 (1 point)
This term is defined as an in-depth examination of the external and internal environmental factors that are likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the company.
Question 12 options:

Market-competitive pay structure

Strategic analysis

Competitive strategy

Regression analysis
Question 13 (1 point)
What does Quartile 3 represent?
Question 13 options:

The number of figures that fall below 25%

The number of figures that are above 75%

The number of figures that are above 25%

The number of figures that fall below 75%
Question 14 (1 point)
In which situation is a commission-only plan best suited?
Question 14 options:

The company is following a lowest-cost strategy.

Extensive training or expertise is required.

The salesperson has little influence over the sales.

The sales cycle is long.
Question 15 (1 point)
If the company adopts a market lag policy, how will that company’s pay range midpoint compare to the market average?
Question 15 options:

The midpoint will be lower than the market average.

The midpoint will be higher than the market average.

There is not enough information to determine the answer.

The midpoint will be the same as the market average.
Question 16 (1 point)
The Consumer Price Index represents the average price changes for the price of goods and services in how many regions?
Question 16 options:




Question 17 (1 point)
Jose Escobar conducts a survey of salaries at UB2 Enterprises and finds that 50% of the workers fall below the market pay average of $32,000. In which quartile do the workers at ERL Enterprises fall?
Question 17 options:




Question 18 (1 point)
The NCS provided incidence and extensive data on which two types of compensation benefits?
Question 18 options:

Health insurance & retirement

Retirement & stock options

Health insurance & pay

Pay & stock options
Question 19 (1 point)
This causes compensation survey data to become obsolete fairly quickly.
Question 19 options:

Pay compression

Changes in the geographic location of the company

The lag time between when the data was collected and used

Changes in the unemployment rate
Question 20 (1 point)
In the regression analysis formula, what does the b represent?
Question 20 options:

Predicted salary

Job evaluation points

The Y intercept

The slope

Question 21 (1 point)
How many hours (including all paid time for performing work and paid time off) will Jamal have to work to complete a “year of service”?
Question 21 options:




Question 22 (1 point)
What specifies the rate at which participants accumulate benefits?
Question 22 options:


Build-up rules

Combination procedures

Accrual rules
Question 23 (1 point)
What type of pension plan commonly includes profit-sharing plans, stock bonus plans, and employee stock ownership plans?
Question 23 options:

Deferred contribution

Defined benefit

Deferred benefit

Defined contribution
Question 24 (1 point)
Which of the following NOT a condition manifesting short-term disability?
Question 24 options:


Recovery from major injuries

Recovery from illness

Recovery from surgery
Question 25 (1 point)
Which of the following is a feature of short-term disability plans?
Question 25 options:

Partial disabilities inclusion

Inclusion provisions

Waiting period

Preexisting conditions
Question 26 (1 point)
In 2010, how much did employers spend for wages and benefits?
Question 26 options:

$300 per employee.

$29.75 per employee hour worked.

$8,200 per year.

$60 per employee hour worked.
Question 27 (1 point)
Your boss wants you to go get the formularies included in the company’s health plan. What would you go get?
Question 27 options:

List of approved doctors

List of approved hospitals

List of approved prescription drugs

List of covered medical procedures
Question 28 (1 point)
Discretionary benefits are generally divided into which three categories?
Question 28 options:

Pension benefits, protection programs, and health benefits

Intellectual enhancements, health benefits, and services

Health benefits, intellectual enhancements, and paid time-off

Services, paid time-off, and protection programs
Question 29 (1 point)
Marty’s employer has a prescription drug plan that will only make him pay 20% of cost of his prescription, if he goes only to certain pharmacies. What type of prescription drug plan does he have?
Question 29 options:

Prescription reimbursement plan

Prescription card program

Medical reimbursement plan

Mail order prescription drug plan
Question 30 (1 point)
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, for Pierre to take time off to take care of his wife and new child how many hours would he have had to work in the previous 12 months?
Question 30 options:





Question 31 (1 point)
Jose invested $6,000 in pre-tax income into this healthcare plan, but lost the $780 left in it at the end of the year, because he didn’t use it. What type of plan was it?
Question 31 options:

Fee-for service plan

Health reimbursement arrangement

Health savings account

Flexible spending account
Question 32 (1 point)
Outplacement assistance programs are best suited for which condition?
Question 32 options:

New plant openings

Workforce increases

Mergers and acquisitions

Global operations
Question 33 (1 point)
An employee living in which place would benefit most from telecommuting due to minimizing expenses and commute time?
Question 33 options:

Rural Alabama

Walla Walla, Washington


Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Question 34 (1 point)
To be fully insured under OASDI, Simone would have to work at least how long?
Question 34 options:

5 years

12 months

24 months

10 years
Question 35 (1 point)
According to the safe harbor rules, leased employees can make-up no more than what percentage of your company’s total workforce?
Question 35 options:




Question 36 (1 point)
This type of discretionary benefit would allow an employee to get help dealing with the effects of domestic violence.
Question 36 options:

Employer assistance program

Employee assistance program

Wellness program

Family assistance program
Question 37 (1 point)
Full or partial reimbursement of training costs is which type of benefit?
Question 37 options:

Financial assistance

Employee assistance

Tuition reimbursement

Sabbatical leave
Question 38 (1 point)
This type of consumer driven health care program allows employees to carry-over the unused funds still in their account.
Question 38 options:

Flexible spending account

Health reimbursement account

Flexible savings account

Health savings account
Question 39 (1 point)
To receive OASDI disability benefits, Sung Lee’s disability would have to be expected to last at least how long?
Question 39 options:

12 months

3 months

6 months

18 months
Question 40 (1 point)
What is the economic reality test used to check for?
Question 40 options:

The financial dependence of independent contractors

The financial background of new hires

How close an employee is to being able to retire comfortably

The solvency of employment agencies

Question 41 (1 point)
To be covered by FLSA overtime and minimum wage provisions, seasonal employees must work for a company that is open how many months in a year?
Question 41 options:




Question 42 (1 point)
You broke your neck at work. The company called to inform you that they had to switch your benefits from the short-term disability account to the long-term account. That means you’ve probably been off work around how long?
Question 42 options:

18 months

1 month

6 months

12 months
Question 43 (1 point)
Which of the following is covered by Medicare Part A?
Question 43 options:

Doctor’s bills

Surgery expenses

IV drugs

Home health care
Question 44 (1 point)
Which type of contingent worker would work for a company on a long-term basis, presumably on an indefinite basis?
Question 44 options:

Part-time employees

Independent contractors

Temporary employees

Leased employees
Question 45 (1 point)
For part-time employees to be eligible to be in a company’s retirement plan, which two qualifications must be met?
Question 45 options:

age 18 or older & worked 2000 hours in a year of service

age 21 or older & worked 2000 hours in a year of service

age 21 or older & worked 1000 hours in a year of service

age 18 or older & worked 1000 hours in a year of service
Question 46 (1 point)
In which state would an employee be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of emergency unemployment insurance (for a total of 33 weeks) under the Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 due to excessively high state unemployment?
Question 46 options:



North Dakota

Question 47 (1 point)
Which type of contingent worker is most likely to be involved in a job sharing
Question 47 options:

Part-time employees

Independent contractors

Temporary employees

Leased employees
Question 48 (1 point)
When a telecommuting employee works from a remote extension from the employer’s office that includes a clerical staff and a full-time manager, that employee is said to be working at what type of office?
Question 48 options:

Satellite work center

Neighborhood work center

Remote work office

Nomadic work center
Question 49 (1 point)
As of March 2009, how much did U.S. companies spend per employee on average to provide legally required benefits?
Question 49 options:




Question 50 (1 point)
Chuck broke his leg at work and was told he needed to get physical rehabilitation. How long, after the incident, does he have to file a claim?
Question 50 options:

3 – 6 months

2 – 5 years

1 – 3 months

6 – 24 months

Question 51 (1 point)
Which of the following is a strategic purpose fulfilled by discretionary benefits?
Question 51 options:

Accommodating a diverse workforce

Encouraging employee entitlements

Keeping a fixed workforce

Becoming similar to competing firms
Question 52 (1 point)
This term refers to the percentage of the health bill the insured employee is required to pay.
Question 52 options:




Question 53 (1 point)
The SEC’s Summary Compensation Table contains data covering how many years?
Question 53 options:




Question 54 (1 point)
This type of executive bonus is based on a bonus pool that is determined by a fixed-formula that is not determined by the executive’s performance.
Question 54 options:

Predetermined allocation



Target plan
Question 55 (1 point)
The IRS considers Sylvia to be a highly compensated employee for Beautiful Pictures, Inc., which means she has at least one of which of the following qualifications in the preceding year?
Question 55 options:

1% owner in the top paid employee group

5% owner in the top paid employee group

Made over $75,000

Made over $50,000
Question 56 (1 point)
Under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), banks with financial assistance from the federal government can only deduct how much annually for an executive’s pay as a business expense?
Question 56 options:




Question 57 (1 point)
The SEC requires compensation information on the CEO and how many of the highest paid executives?
Question 57 options:




Question 58 (1 point)
These entitle an executive to purchase company stock in the future for a predetermined price.
Question 58 options:

Phantom stock options

Incentive stock options

Restricted stock options

Nonstatutory stock options
Question 59 (1 point)
As the vice-president, Sheila will receive short-term incentive compensation awards based on which two conditions?
Question 59 options:

Her rank and compensation level

Her department and rank

Her age and compensation level

Her age and department
Question 60 (1 point)
This is the difference between the stock price at the time of purchase and the lower stock price at the time an executive receives the stock option.
Question 60 options:

Discounted value

Capital gains

Disposition value

Fair market value

Question 61 (45 points)
What are hardship allowances? What are their features? How does the U.S. Department of State determine the value of these allowances? Your response should be 200-250 words in length.
Question 61 options:
Question 62 (45 points)
Discuss the six forms of deferred (stock) compensation. Your response should be 200-250 words in length.

Discussion 4: Summing It All Up

Must post first.
You have done a great deal of reflection and learning as you explored the content of Children with Exceptionalities class. Now is the time to reflect one final time and respond to the following;

Words are powerful. How did you do with your exploration of people-first language? Provide us with some anecdotes of successes or failures, and why you feel this way.
What three things are you glad you learned? Why do you feel this way?
What resource that you explored this semester will you use going forward? Tell us your reasoning for this.
What did you like most about the course? What did you like least? Why?
Do you feel more confident with working with children who have exceptionalities in in inclusive settings? Why or why not?’
Please open a thread and then respond to at least two classmates’ posts.

Module 2 Discussion: Agents of Socialization, Categories, and DevianceContains unread posts

Must post first.
Utilizing evidence with in-text citations from course materials, answer parts A and B in an initial posting. Your initial answer should be a minimum of 300 words, and demonstrate an ability to think critically about ideas and thoughts, and specifically articulate a position that takes into account the complexity of an issue.

Initial Posting (30 points):
Select one agent of socialization (i.e. family, friends, school, or the mass media) and explain how it has impacted your perceptions of formal and informal deviance.
Next, consider how changing a category you belong to (e.g. race, gender, sexual orientation, or social class) might shift the way your previously discussed agent of socialization influences your perceptions of deviance.
NOTE: Include a works cited page for your initial response

Response to a Classmate (20 points):
After submitting your initial post, you are also required to respond to at least one other student’s posting. In a minimum of 200 words, again demonstrate an ability to critically think about sociological issues. When providing your response, be sure to meet the following criteria:
Considering what a classmate wrote in Part B of their assignment, how changing a demographic characteristic might reshape the way an agent of socialization shapes their perceptions of deviance, make an argument whether the conflict, functionalist, or symbolic interactionist paradigm is best equipped to interpret their explanation.
Using in-text citations, provide evidence to support your position.
Include a works cited page for your response to a peer.
IMPORTANT: Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure your work submits correctly. This can easily be verified by viewing submissions.