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SOC 276. Families and Globalization (Diversity)

Credits: 3
Department: Sociology
Description: Sociological perspective of diverse and emerging family patterns around the world in the 21st century, the interplay between globalization and families, and of challenges facing families and policy implications.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab
Goal Area:
  • GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
  • GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and apply sociological theory and methods to study families in the U.S. and around the world.
2. Explore and describe diverse family patterns both around the world and in the U.S.
3. Explain various family cultures, relations and problems in given historical, social, ecological and global context.
4. Reflect on how the study of families in this and other cultures and at different historical periods helps the students understand their own families.
5. Critically examine alternative family theories applying in different family systems shaped by larger social forces.






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