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Active as of Fall Semester 2010

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Sociology of the Family

2. Course Prefix & Number:
SOCL 1472

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course examines contemporary issues facing families in the United States. Students will examine key topics in the sociology of families such as marriage, cohabitation, divorce, teen pregnancy and family violence. Attention will also be given to the variations in families by race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Throughout the course, students will refine their sociological imaginations in relation to family life. How are families shaped by their social environments? Why are families changing? Are the changes as dramatic as some social commentators claim? Is the family indeed breaking down?

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

SOCL 1472 - Sociology of the Family

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

SOCL 1472 - Sociology of the Family

There are no corequisites for this course.