Sociology | The Family
S316 | 3628 | Cornell


S316 The Family     Cornell   6:30-9:00 W    3628
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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.