Sociology students should be able to understand the conflict theory in comparison to functionalism as well as explain the origin of the conflict theory. This assignment will help you learn this concept.
Answer the prompts below. You will need to cite scholarly sources from the GCU library to support your answers:
|Topic 3: Classical Conflict Theory|
|Citing two sources, explain how conflict theory differs from structural functionalism. (100-150 words)|
|Citing two sources, summarize how Karl Marx viewed European society. (150-200 words)|
|Citing two sources, use your selected social problem to compare and contrast the ideas of Marx and Weber. What are the strengths and weakness of their ideas? (200-250 words)|
|How Theory Works|
|Citing two to four sources, explain how the classical conflict perspective accounts for the social problem you selected in the worksheet for Topic 1. (250-300 words)|