This weeks assignment is an essay and the prompts for completing this assignment are:
In the United States, we have adopted a system that encourages population growth. In contrast, countries like China have used policies like the “One Child” Policy to hinder population growth.
What are some factors that support the position of population restrictions? should the U.S. adopt a policy like China? Why or why not? A central value of our U.S. culture is that of freedom… Would population restriction contrast this?
Please respond to all of the following prompts:
* Explore the benefits of a large population. What are some problems that come with this?
* Should the U.S. adopt a policy like China’s “One Child” Policy? Why or why not?
* A central value of U.S. culture is that of freedom. Would population restrictions contrast this? Why or why not?
* Apply functionalism to the “One Child” Policy. (If needed, review Week 1. We covered this in our Week 1 discussion and Chapter 1 readings.)
Using your textbook and additional resources, write a 1-2 page paper addressing population. Be certain to use functionalism in your analysis. Please note your grade will be based on the content of your work as well as on the spelling, grammar, and presentation.
You will find some additional resources to help with your individual work in the Webliography section of this course. There is a guide to APA style, a link to help you in writing a research paper, links for researching your topic, and additional help on the theoretical perspectives. You may want to use these resources, but do not restrict yourself to these resources.
The paper should be double-spaced and in a regular font and size. The recommended fonts and sizes are Times New Roman, size 12.
Henslin, J. M. (2015) Essentials of Sociology, 11th edition. Boston, MA: Pearson.