Sociology | The Family
S316 | 12845 | Dagaz

This course is designed to take us away from our personal and
private views and experiences of families and examine the family as
a dynamic social institution.  Throughout the course we will examine
broad social patterns and changes as they relate to contemporary
families.  We will examine common-sense knowledge from a more
inquisitive and critical vantage point.  Through this course you
will develop a greater understanding of the diversity of family
forms and the ways I which families are impacted by larger social
forces.  You will move beyond the individual level, which tends to
view family troubles as personal issues, to the social level to look
at the ways in which family troubles have underlying social causes.