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.
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.