SOC 323 • The Family
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
This course will involve the social psychological study of the American family. It 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 indvidual members wihtin the family.
The family is a broad area of study, and almost all of us bring some experience to this topic. The purpose of this class is to proide a sociological foundation for a discussion of the family, encouraging students to question their taken-for-granted assumptions about the family, to understand the diversity of family forms in the United States, and to see the linkage between the family and the larger society and culture.