Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

SOCI 309: Marriage, Families, and Intimate Life

SOCI 309-001: Marriage, Fam/Intimate Life
(Spring 2017)

Krug Hall 7

Section Information for Spring 2017

From family-supervised courtships to hook-ups, from traditional gender roles and socialization to new concepts of what it is to be a man or a woman, no social institution has changed as rapidly and dramatically as “the family.” This course uses a sociological framework to analyze and understand the diverse forms of contemporary families--traditional marriages, cohabitation, domestic partnerships, single-parents families, stepfamilies, and gay and lesbian families. Among the many topics explored are changes in sexual mores that are reflected in new patterns of courtship and dating; the shifting roles of men who are embracing the role of nurturing father and supportive partner as women have moved into the work force; the effects of social class, race and ethnicity on families and children; and the prevalence and outcomes of divorce for couples and their children. Finally, and importantly, we look at the role of public policy in providing support to families facing the challenges of juggling work and family responsibilities.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Uses a sociological framework to analyze and understand the diverse forms of contemporary families--traditional marriages, cohabitation, domestic partnerships, single-parents families, stepfamilies, and gay and lesbian families. Explored are topics such as changes in sexual mores, reflected in new dating practices; shifting parenting roles; effects of social class, race and ethnicity; and the outcomes of divorce for couples and children. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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