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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 240 - Sociology of the Family

Credits: 5
Examines the social institution of family from historical and multi-cultural perspectives emphasizing the use of sociological theories. Specific topics include dating rituals, mate selection, parenting, divorce, family violence and work patterns. Focuses on how families are influenced by larger social forces, such as religion, social class and social policies.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe how societal expectations and structures influence the way families are organized.
  2. Explain the influence of class, race, and gender on family structure and expectations.
  3. Identify how macro level policy come to impact the lives of individual families.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate how inequality, privilege, and stratification are connected to course-specific content.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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