Three topics I found interesting in Chapter 11 were patrilineal descent,  matrilineal descent, and bilateral descent.

Overview: This purpose of the week 9 discussion board is to examine family and intimate relationships. Answer prompt 1. Then select and answer one prompt from prompts 2-4. Refer to Chapter 11 to answer the prompts.

Instructions: Respond to prompts in paragraph form (200-400 words)

Prompt 1: Describe 3 topics from Chapter 11 that you found interesting.

Prompt 2: Apply structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism to family.

Prompt 3: Discuss 3 family or relationship types.

Prompt 4: Discuss the effect of patriarchy on a global scale.

Prompt 5: Discuss demographic social changes, such as birth rates, age of first child, and single parents.