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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Spring 2007

WGS 322 • Sociology of the Family

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Course Description

This course will involve the social psychological study of the American family. We will examine the changing nature of the family throughout American history, looking at how social and cultural currents have transformed the ideology associated with the family as well as the roles of individual members within the family. Family pathologies such as abuse will also be discussed. The unique experiences of different ethnic groups and of non-traditional families will also be examined in an effort to provide an encompassing view of the family as an institution.


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