SOC 320 Family Sociology

Overview of sociological perspectives on the family; emphasis on current state of the family in society. Topics include premarital sexual behavior and attitudes; dynamics of mate selection; marriage as an institution; marriage and sex roles; family dynamics (parenthood, childhood, family politics, violence in the family, divorce, etc.); marriage and the family as a subjective reality; alternative family forms; and the future of the family. Relationship between family and other social institutions.




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