In Units 1-4, many societal issues impacting the family have been discussed. They
include the unique constellation of families, the impact of social class, how families have
evolved over the years as impacted by social movements, family crisis and stress,
domestic violence, the decision to remain single, choose a life partner, and cohabitation.
In this assignment, you will look at your life through this lens.
• Based on your research, describe the following:
o What concepts from the course you see in your own family?
o What has impacted your family’s constellation, and has it changed over
o How are partners chosen, and how has the family responded to times of
• It is important you provide concrete examples and connect them to outside
literature references to support your key points.
• Your essay will be in a Word document, at least three, no more than five pages in
length, in APA format, not including title and reference pages.
• At least three outside resources.
Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before
you write and again after you write.
E- – Sociology of Marriage & Family