2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOC 210SS - Marriage and Family

(4 credits) (NWCore option under Self and Society)
This class employs the sociological imagination to think about what “family” is and how the social world has shaped both families and the images and ideals that suggest what families or marriage should be. This class will use the tools of sociology to think critically about “family” as a social institution. We will wrestle with various ways of defining what family is, work to understand how families are shaped by the social world, and ask if using the sociological imagination can help us to look at current debates about family in a new and productive way.