KS5 Sociology Summer Task

To prepare you for your new course in September, complete the following tasks;

1. Research the following approaches or perspectives in Sociology:
  • Marxism
  • Functionalism
  • Feminism
You should explain what each perspective says about the role and function of Religion in society.

For each one you should try and find the key ‘thinker’ or person linked to that perspective (Marxism being the easiest for this!).

2. You should then define the following key terms which relate to Religion – Beliefs in Society will be our first Unit in September:
  • Secularisation
  • Organised religion
  • New Religious Movements (NRM's)
  • New Age Movements (NAM's)
  • Bourgeoisie
  • Proletariat
  • Capitalism
  • Desacralisation
  • Rationalisation
Give a clear description of of the above terms with examples where possible.

All work should be hand written NOT written on computer.

This task should be handed in on our first lesson in September.