Course Number & Name:  SOC 219 Sociology of the Family

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in SOC 101
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This course is a sociological study of the family as an institution.  Topics covered include historical development, the American system, child-rearing, and marriage.

General Education Goals: SOC 219 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Society and Human Behavior.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will use social science theories and concepts to analyze human behavior and social and political institutions and to act as responsible citizens.  SOC 219 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goals: Ethical Reasoning and Action and Information Literacy, which are respectively as follows: Students will understand ethical issues and situations; and Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. identify the basic conceptualizations of intimate relationships, family and marriage;
  2. critically analyze the various roles in the family institution;
  3. examine family planning as it relates to the various stages of parenthood; and
  4. examine the impact divorce has on the institution of family.


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