Think of these as short essays, about 2 pages each, typed, double space. The goa
Think of these as short essays, about 2 pages each, typed, double space. The goal is to demonstrate that you have done the reading, understand the material and can express your knowledge in an organized, coherent manner. You are required to choose two (2) essays – one essay from Column A and one essay from Column B
Column A: Choose ONE from the three questions below.
Identify and describe the structure of feudal society. Why and in what ways was religion important in justifying inequalities that existed under feudalism?
When, how and where did the Enlightenment come about? What are the major ideas of the Enlightenment?
Why did a counter-Enlightenment develop? How did the ideas of the counter-Enlightenment differ from the ideas of the Enlightenment?
Column B: Choose one from the two questions below.
Every sociological theory is based on assumptions or claims concerning human nature (a characteristic that is intrinsic to individuals) and social order (what is necessary to maintain a “healthy and functional” society). That said, identify the assumptions concerning human nature and social order that underly feudal society and a modern enlightened society.
What is secularization? Compare and contrast the views of Enlightenment and counter-Enlightenment thinkers regarding the role of religion in society.