SOC 251: Introduction to Sociology of the Family

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
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.
Course Outcomes
  • 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.