SOC 210 - Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relations
Examines family, parenting, reproduction, intimate relationships, sexuality, and family disruptions in a social context. Utilizes sociological approach to develop insights into personal experiences and inform perspectives on social policies that affect families and intimate relationships.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
1. Conceptualize family as a socially constructed institution.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of how social forces contribute to diversity in human experiences of family, intimate relationships, reproduction, and sexuality.
3. Utilize sociological analysis to identify and characterize historical changes in family, intimate relationships, reproduction, and sexuality.
4. Consider the social roots of contemporary problems in families, intimate relationships, reproduction, and sexuality; and explore strategies for addressing those problems.
5. Identify and evaluate research methods used in social science to investigate family, intimate relationships, reproduction, and sexuality.
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