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SOC 328 Families (1)

The focus of this class will be on examining the variation of family structures and how decisions, patterns and practices that appear personal are socially patterned. Our examination of families will explore what role the political economy plays on the construction and maintenance of the family, and how race, class, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual identify and other social categories impact childhood, mating, divorce and other experiences of domestic life. We will also examine how family ideologies often ignore the complexities of family life and create false expectations about what families should be.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Social Sciences; World Engagement: PDE
  • Prerequisite: SOC 201 or any 100-level Sociology course
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Aguilar

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