SOC 1002 Marriage and Family

This course is a survey of the contemporary American Family. A historical comparison (i.e. colonial family, the Victorian era family among others) and a cross cultural comparison of the institution of marriage and the family unit will be undertaken. The cross cultural comparison includes a discussion of contemporary ethnic families as well as historical ethnic families such as the slave family and ethnic immigrant families and a module that compares US marriage and family customs/traits to that of other countries in the world. Additionally, this class discusses dating and mate selection, contemporary marriage and family issues such as gay marriage and adoption, child rearing, work and family, gender roles and gender socialization, and communication within the family unit. IAI: S7 902