In this unit, we learned about different institutions like family, education, religion, and health care that influence society. For
the Unit VII assignment, you will answer a series of response questions applying concepts you learned in this unit and
previous units regarding sociological perspectives, groups, and social structures. The following concepts in the course
textbook will be useful in helping you complete the assignment: Three Sociological Perspectives (p.15), Social Class (pp.
221-234), Elements of Social Structure (pp. 96 -119), and Health Care in the United States (pp. 344 -346).
For this assignment, complete Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D as follows:
Part A: Visit a government healthcare website and briefly discuss a current government healthcare program. Discuss at
least three facts about this program. This information can be found on the government healthcare website, your textbook, or
Part B:How would a functionalist, conflict theorist, and interactionist explain the government healthcare program discussed
in Part A?
Part C: Explain how two or more social structures (statuses, roles, groups, social networks, and/or social institutions) affect
one’s access to quality and affordable health care in American Society.
Part D: What are your personal beliefs about the current American healthcare system? In your discussion, explain how at
least two groups you belong to (e.g., family, gender, race, class, religion, and politics) influenced the development of your
beliefs concerning our current healthcare system.
For this assignment, ensure you follow the requirements below:
1. Answer ALL the questions listed in Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D in your assignment.
2. Please answer the response questions in essay-style format. You will not be rewriting each question and answering
it. You will be creating an essay that addresses the response questions.
3. Use sociological terms and concepts from the textbook reading in your essay to demonstrate you understand and can
apply the concepts.
4. Cite the textbook or a web source at least once in the essay. APA style in-text citations are required to show how the
textbook was used in your essay. An APA style reference list containing the textbook and any other sources you cited
in the assignment is also required.
The essay should be three to four pages and should use the following APA style components: APA style title page, doublespaced,
1-inch margins, and 12-point font.
Witt, J. (2016). SOC 2016 (4th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.