SOC 211 - Marriage and the Family

Course Description

This course covers topics such as diverse forms of families, ethnic diversity in family patterns, and contemporary issues families face. It includes attraction and partner selection, love, intimacy and sexuality, marriage, parenting and family problems. At the macro level, it emphasizes the structure of family as a social institution and its connections with other institutions in society including government and the economy. Issues of gender and inequality within families are also covered. Group 1 course. Students will analyze evidence and data sources, read and interpret charts and graphs and write extensively on these. Placement in MTH 100 and ENG 111. Honors projects are also available.

Credit Hours

3

Contact Hours

3

Lecture Hours

3

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive