NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
SOC 215 - MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY (3 CR.)

COURSE INFORMATION

Studies topics such as marriage and family in social and cultural context. Addresses the single scene, dating and marriage styles, child-rearing, husband and wife interactions, single parent families, and alternative lifestyles. Lecture 3 hour per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

To provide the student with an analysis of family systems as viewed by sociologists.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

None

COURSE OBJECTIVES/EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

A.  Identify and differentiate structures and processes of family life.

B.  Discuss the concepts of conflict, change, and adaptations in family life.

MAJOR TOPICS - TO BE COVERED
A.  Family systems - Forms

B.  Socialization and Family Processes

C.  Sexuality

D.  Birth Control and Reproduction

E.  Parenting

F.  Family Functions and Dysfunctions

G.  Alternate Family Forms

EXTRA TOPICS - MAY BE COVERED
A.  Cross-cultural Examination of Family Systems
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