Oct 26, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 212 - Sociology of Families


(3 S.H.)

This course offers an introduction to the sociology of families. Goals of the course include: reflecting on individual experiences and observations through a sociological lens; dispelling myths about the historical and modern American family; thinking critically about research findings on families; and tracing the past and project future trajectory of American families in the context of social and economic realities. Topics covered may include families in historical context, family theory, methods of research on families, dating and courtship, sexuality and fertility, marriage, divorce, cohabitation, family diversity, parenthood, and elder care. The focus of this course will be on U.S. families. Meets GOAL 5. Recommended prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered each semester.



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