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SOC 209 - Marriage and Family

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course offers a study of the impact that social changes have had on gender roles, relationships, marriage and family life. Topics covered in the course include diversity in family patterns, gender roles, intimate behavior, mate selection, problems of marital adjustment, family stability and crisis, divorce and parenting.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Investigate the influence of personal biases in the study of marriage and family.
  2. Determine which sociological concepts or theories best explain family issues.
  3. Illustrate family adaptations within historical contexts.
  4. Identify diverse family structures.
  5. Analyze variation in the mate selection process.
  6. Determine the impact of social class on families.
  7. Relate research data to family issues.
  8. Investigate the various functions of a family as a social institution.
  9. Investigate the influence of race or ethnicity on families.

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