SOC 309 Family Life

An introduction to marriage, childrearing, and family life in their microsocial and macrosocial aspects. We will look at different patterns by class, race, political and religious ideology, sexual orientation, and, especially, by sex and gender. This course will help you understand your own families – the one you came from, and the one you make.  Just as important, we will look at how common the many different kinds of families that make up society are, and how they fit into the whole ecology of family life.