Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCY 214 - Sociology of the Family

(BSSD [M])

Examines patterns and trends in family structures and family dynamics. Partner selection, marital/partner roles, family interaction and parenting patterns will be identified. Social and cultural variables that diversify families, as well as societal and global forces which impact families, will be analyzed. PREREQUISITE(S): ANTH 201 , SOCY 100  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly SO 204.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • apply terminology and concepts that relate to mate selection, marriage and family structures in a personal, historical, diverse and global manner.
  • understand how a variety of theoretical perspectives interpret partner creation, marriage and family structures and interaction patterns.
  • identify social forces at both a micro and macro level that affect partnering, marriage and family structures within a variety of social contexts.
  • identify social facts based on social science research regarding contemporary partnering, marriage, and family issues.
  • analyze family issues relating to social change and family maintenance.

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