May 28, 2023
SOC 2200 - Introduction to the Family
Emphasis on American family and how it has been changing. Topics include interaction within family, family in relation to other institutions, mate selection, marriage and its alternatives, family disorganization, and future of American family.
Requisites: SOC 1000
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: TAG course: OSS023 Marriage and Family
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Students will learn the causes and consequences of diversity in family form such as cohabitation, marriage, child-bearing, divorce, and remarriage.
- Students will understand the causes and consequences of the social meanings given to gender and sexual orientation in families.
- Students will understand the role of social structure, governmental policy, and systems of inequality on family form and dynamics.
- Students will understand major theoretical perspectives relating to marriage and the family.
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