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
COURSE OBJECTIVES/EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
A. Identify and differentiate structures and processes of family life.MAJOR TOPICS - TO BE COVERED
B. Discuss the concepts of conflict, change, and adaptations in family life.
A. Family systems - FormsEXTRA TOPICS - MAY BE COVERED
B. Socialization and Family Processes
D. Birth Control and Reproduction
F. Family Functions and Dysfunctions
G. Alternate Family Forms
A. Cross-cultural Examination of Family SystemsRevised 1/02