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COURSE NUMBER: SOCI 370
COURSE TITLE: Marriage and Family
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: David Long
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of the structures and forms of marriage and family as they developed historically and culturally in various societies. The course analyzes the contemporary functioning of marriage and family.

Prerequisites: Three credits in sociology at the introductory level
REQUIRED TEXTS: Ward, Margaret and Belanger, Marc. 2015. The Family Dynamic: a Canadian Perspective 6th ed. Toronto:Nelson.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Midterm Exam30%
Research Paper35%
Final Examination 35%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Marriage and Family -- Definitional Exercise
  • Perspectives on Marriage and Family
  • History and “Difference”
  • To Marry or Not? Mate Selection
  • To Wed or Not? - "Partnering"Arrangements
  • Kids or Not?
  • Parenthood and Parenting I
  • Lone Parenthood/Parenting
  • Family and Aging -- Empty Nests and Beyond
  • Divorce and Remarriage
  • Family and Work
  • Family Challenges and Issues
  • Violence in the Family
  • Families and Poverty/Wealth
  • Into the Future


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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