(1) Discuss the potential obstacles or benefits involved in cross-gender friendships.  Consider issues of sexual orientation, marital status, etc.  How do same-gender friendships differ?  (again, consider various social factors, such as gender, sexual orientation, marital status, etc.).

(2) You may alternately, or additionally, engage with other ideas, questions, or thoughts relevant to this chapter’s reading and course content.  If you will, think about the types of questions and discussions that might emerge in a face-to-face class… you may also find some potential discussion prompts in the affiliated chapter powerpoints!