Introduction to Family Sociology

Introduction to Family Sociology
Definitions of "family"; surveying the family as a context for sex, marriage, work, social reproduction, and violence in Western societies.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining SOC 360
Course Outcomes

Assessing Sociological Theories and Research

Be able to critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of current sociological and demographic theories and research related to family sociology.

Understanding Diversity and Inequality

Recognize how race, class, and gender intersect with family life and be familiar with the current literature on families and inequality.

Accessing, Reviewing, and Analyzing Current Literature

Be able to read current literature, synthesize main points across articles and develop an original thesis or argument in writing that is supported by the literature.

Substantive Knowledge

Know the major controversies and debates, as well as demographic trends related to the family in the United States.

Application to Life

Integrate current literature on family and determine family patterns for your personal future family.