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SOC:204Family and Society3

This course examines the interaction between marriage, family, and society. Specifically, the course investigates how wider social forces influence marriages and families in historical and contemporary times. The course will critically analyze traditional conceptualizations of marriage and family, and examine the various forms contemporary families take. The course will also examine dynamics within families, such as parenting, violence and abuse, remarriage, divorce, aging, communication, and dealing with conflicts and crises. Prerequisites: SOC 101 or SOC 102 and Reading Proficiency.