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WAGS0212A-F12

Family in Contemporary Society
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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./disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92821

Course

WAGS0212

All Sections in Fall 2012

Fall 2012

WAGS0212A-F12 Lecture (Nelson)