Sociology | Construction of “the Family” in the 21st Century
S660 | 20338 | Powell

*This S660 does have a summer interviewing requirement*

The 2005-06 Sociological Research Practicum focuses on issues in
sociology of the family.  The primary goal of this course is to
prepare students to do a piece of their own original research, either
in sociology of the family or a related area.  This SRP will make
available to students several existing U.S. and international data
sets that can be used to navigate a diverse set of questions about
family, as well about other groups and/or social institutions.  We
also are planning an original data collection effort in which adults
will be interviewed on the conceptualization of “the family,” among
other topics.  SRP students will participate in the interviewing
toward the end of the spring semester and/or summer.  For more
information about the course, please contact Brian Powell
( or Claudia Geist (