Week 3 – Discussion 2
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.
For this discussion, you must read Chapter 8 and Chapter 9 of the text, Sociology: Beyond Common Sense, the article The ‘Pink vs Blue’ Gender Myth (Links to an external site.), and watch the three videos, Social Construction (Links to an external site.),[Transcript ] RACE: Are We So Different? (Links to an external site.), and A Girl Like Me (Links to an external site.) [Transcript ]. [Note that A Girl Like Me uses words or language that are considered profane, vulgar or offensive by some viewers. Ashford University does not condone such content that may be objectionable; however, the video is being used due to its impact and education value in understanding social construction.] After reviewing these resources on varied perspectives of social construction, consider the following questions:
What is social construction?
Which example from the resources provided did you find most compelling in building your knowledge of social construction? Describe it and explain why you found it most useful.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.