ADSO 2500 Sociology of the Family (Fall: 4 )
Transformations in US families have proceeded steadilly for more than two centuries as economic, social, cultural, and political forces shape the contours of dailly family life. Simultaneously families influence the broader cultural worlds of which they are a part. In time of accelerating social change, how then, is contemporary family life to be understood? In this course, students investigate the changes in character of American families and the evolution of a broad range of family constellations. The course charts a sociological inquiry that considers how family experiences of men and women vary by social class, race, ethnicity and sexuality. In this interactive course, students explore present theoretical debates and contemporary research regarding the everyday lives of families and the larger social policy issues that surround it.
Instructor(s): Rebekah Zincavage
Last Updated: 14-Jul-14