Use all three perspectives (functionalism, conflict, and interactionism) to analyze one of the following components: Fraternities and sororities, social networking sites, or college athletics.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay in which you complete the following:
- Give a brief introduction that identifies the component of society you have chosen and why.
- Describe in three separate paragraphs how each perspective would view or explain the purpose and goal of the component that you chose.
- Include in your analysis elements of culture and how humans learn, develop, and become integrated into society. For example, what are elements of culture on social networking sites? Make sure you define each element and then provide an example. How do people learn what is culturally appropriate?
- Provide a conclusion that discusses which perspective you think is most applicable to the component you selected or how the three perspectives complement one another in understanding the component of society.
Format your essay consistent with APA guidelines.