SOC 251 is the study of human relationships within courtship, marriage, and the family as influenced by culture and society. It is designed to challenge students to re-examine assumptions regarding behavior, decisions, choices, and motivations in interpersonal relationships. The course places particular emphasis on diverse family forms, and the changing nature of how we define family.
- Identify, describe, and analyze major trends in the family from a sociological perspective.
- Describe and analyze the connections between individual family experiences and larger social institutions.
- Analyze contemporary social and political issues and describe how those issues affect the family.