Sociologists believe that ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ are socially constructed./ What is meant by the term ‘secularisation’?

Sociologists believe that ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ are socially constructed./ What is meant by the term ‘secularisation’? According to your understanding, is Australia a ‘secularised’ society?/ What is ‘modernity’, and how does it relate to sociology?/What is meant by the term ‘affective individualism’? What is its significance in the development of the modern family?

Order Description
Choose 3 questions to answer from the following questions. Your responses should be a maximum of 600 words each (1800 words total).
There is no referencing required. Your responses must be in short essay format and NOT in note form.

Written feedback is not provided for this assessment task, only your letter grade (Pass, Credit, etc.)

Exam questions: (choose 3)

1. Sociologists believe that ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ are socially constructed. Discuss using one example.
2. What is meant by the term ‘secularisation’? According to your understanding, is Australia a ‘secularised’ society?
3. The terms ‘globalisation’ and ‘globalism’ are often used to describe modern social trends. Discuss the terms using examples.
4. What is ‘modernity’, and how does it relate to sociology?
5. What is meant by the term ‘affective individualism’? What is its significance in the development of the modern family?
This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
• Be familiar with key sociological concepts as they are applied to the study of Australian society.
• Have developed an understanding of a range of theoretical perspectives on social life from the 19th century to the present.
• Have developed a broad understanding of research techniques, materials social science epistemology.
• Be able to read, summarise and apply essential sociological ideas to the study of contemporary life.
• Have developed a rich understanding of contemporary Australian life.
• Written and verbal expression allowing the synthesis and clear explanation of complex ideas.