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SOC 1210 — Family Sociology

Credit Hours: 3.00   Total Contact Hours: 3.00   Lecture Hours: 3.00  

Addresses issues related to the social institution of families. Emphasis is placed on the development and changing structures of American families, and ongoing patterns of interaction within individual family units as influenced by social, political, and economic forces in the larger society. General topics to be covered will include: the multi-cultural history of the American family; family and social institutions; family and the organization of race, class and gender; love and partner selection; diversity in family forms; communication and conflict resolution; parenting; family violence and crisis; separation and divorce; and family policy and the state.
Transfer: TAG, TM.
Prerequisites: SOC 1010.