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SOAN0212

Family in Contemporary Society

The Family in Contemporary Society
This course will investigate the social, economic, and political forces that have brought about changes in family life in the beginning of the 21st century. We will begin by looking at various attempts to define "the family," and we will then explore a range of topics, including the webs of family relationships (e.g., mothering, fathering, kin networks), labor and family intersections (e.g., mediating between work and family; the household division of labor), gay and lesbian family life, and domestic violence. Although the focus will be on contemporary United States, we will also examine some cross-cultural and historical material. 3 hrs. lect. (Sociology)
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP NOR SOC
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS0212
WAGS0212

Sections

Fall 2014

SOAN0212A-F14 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2013

SOAN0212A-F13 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2012

SOAN0212A-F12 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2010

SOAN0212A-F10 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2009

SOAN0212A-F09 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2008

SOAN0212A-F08 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2006

SOAN0212A-F06 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2005

SOAN0212A-F05 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2004

SOAN0212A-F04 Lecture (Nelson)

Spring 2004

SOAN0212A-S04 Lecture (Nelson)