Social Institutions Review Questions


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by Short Katelyn - Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 12:39 PM

1- If there were no educational institutions in our society today, life would be very different.  Without educational institutions we may not even have the technology we have today.  We also would not be able to have advances in the technology we do have.  Qualifications for jobs would be very low and the types of jobs needed to be done would be very simplistic.  Our economy would not be near as advanced as it is today because we would not have the educated men and women working in it that we currently do.  Our families would also be very similar to each other as well as very close knit.  If we did not have educational institutions most education would most likely be family taught.   Without education, we as adults would be very lacking in the basic knowledge to surevive since education is the preparation for adulthood.  

2- I belive that we have maintained the separation of church and state that we have set out to.  The purpose of placing a hand on the Bible is that to the person taking the oath, that is the most sacred piece of writing possible, since most of our presidents have been Christian.  We also do not religion influence any decisions made in the government nor do we take steps to promote Christianity.  Our government neither promotes or discourages any form of religion. Although it can seen that in our country many official and citiznes do practice Christianity, the laws and regulations passed, do not promote these views.

3- Capitalism and socialism, the two main types of economies have similarities and differences.  Both types of economies are used in well developed nations today and work very well.  Although, capitalism focuses much more on individuals owning and producing goods where as socialism focuses on shared resources by the society as a whole.  I belive that capitalism provides a better foundation for a society because while still having some support from the government, citizens can individually create their own wealth and succeed.  On the contrary with socialism, since all resources are shared in society, there is no drive for individual achievement in the economy creating a problem with those that choose to do nothing but are still given benefits of those that have worked.  

4- The institutions of family and education share many jobs.  Both have the main goal of passing down knowledge from one generation to the next.  While education may be much broader and random knowledge, family is more focused on the families culture and sense of identity.  Both play a key role in properly education children on vital ideas for their future.  Both also help to mold the children in to what’s they will eventually become. Although could not take the place of another because they teach different things in different ways.  Without education, children may not not math and science, but without the family, the children may not know about their culture and identity.  

5-  Hindus would most likely practice holistic medicine.  They belive the the purity of the soul and karma which are both ideas that focus on their whole environment, just like holistic medicine.  Christians in the other hand, would most likely practice scientific medicine.  Christians do not belive as much in ones spiritual health but more of a modern belief of health and wellness.  They would probably be more open to finding what seem so tobbe the most effiecnt and modern cure to an illness unlike Hindus.