Sociology | The Family
S316 | 3875 | Cornell


S316 The Family  (3 CR)
3875 6:30-9:00  W        BH003
Cornell
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S316 looks at three issues: how the need to make a living
influences the kinds of families people can create, how people
care for their children and their aging parents, and how
marriage and divorce have changed over the past decades and the
past centuries.  Since we learn by making comparisons, the
course talks about families in Japan as well as those in the
United States.  Students read a book about the kinds of
arguments wives and husbands have with each other, watch
videos, read a novel, and learn to interpret graphs and charts.
Requirements include one group paper and its revision, and
three multiple-choice/short answer exams.

Required book:
Arlie Hochschild.  The Second Shift: Working Parents and
the Revolution at Home.

Among the optional books are:
Berry Brazelton.  Working and Caring.
Walter Edwards.  Modern Japan through Its Weddings and
Rosanna Hertz.  More Equal than Others: Women and Men in
Dual-Career Marriages.