SOC344 Marriage, Sex and the Family
Lead Faculty: Dr. Margaret J. Greer
Course DescriptionExamines the institutions of marriage and family structures and their historical development. Topics include kinship, changing gender roles, changing family forms, divorce, domestic violence, economic structure.
- Analyze the relationship between the family and other social institutions in historically and culturally specific settings.
- Formulate diverse intellectual interest and critical insight about the unparalleled central challenges facing family structures today.
- Introduce theoretical and historical perspectives for studying the changing nature of marriage, gender roles, relations and family life.
- Examine the issues of marriage, sex and family within the context of everyday life.
- Demonstrate the connections between the microsocial world of individual experiences and the macrosocial world of the larger society.