SOC-205 - Sociology of the Family

3 credits

This course will focus on the historical development of the family. Its focal point will be the North American family. Cross-cultural comparison will be used, especially in the study of marriage and kinship practices. Strong emphasis will also be placed on family change and social problems such as domestic violence. It will also include such topics as single parenting, changing gender roles and alternatives to the traditional family. We will apply this knowledge to everyday life experiences.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 (minimum grade of C-)

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

Previously known as: SOCL-250