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SOCY 1058 Sociology of the Family (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

In recent years, U.S. public policy has focused on strengthening the nuclear family as a primary strategy for reducing poverty and improving the lives of America's youth. It is often assumed that this type of family is healthy, financially independent, heterosexual, violence-free, normative, and grounded in historical tradition. This course examines these assumptions sociologically while considering systemic variations in race/ethnicity, class, gender, ability, and sexual orientation within and among American families.

Instructor(s): Amy Sousa
The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17