2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CSOCL 2402 Sociology of Family

This course focuses on family as a social institution in contemporary North American society. Students will examine the variety of family forms and changing family relations using sociological and psychological frameworks. Topics include: a historical overview of family forms and practices reflecting race/ethnic and class diversity; the gendered division of labor in the home; immigrant family experiences; and social policies which reflect the inter-relationship of family with other social institutions. (Multicultural Perspectives course)