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ADPL 1309 Marriage and the Family (Spring: 4 )


Course Description

This course explores the significance of the most fundamental and intimate relationships, marriage and family. Through analysis of film, popular literature, social science research, philosophical sources, and theological texts, the course will survey the philosophies of personhood and relationality that function as the foundations for how we understand the historical and modern institutions of marriage. The course will consider how contemporary political, economic, ideological, and technological pressures have altered the condition of the family system and intimate relationships in the context of 21st century American life.


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Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings.


Last Updated: 10-Feb-16