Sociology

Sociology

 

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY



Course Number: Course Title: Program Title:
SOCI2000 Marriage and Family Sociology
Course Description:

Marriage and Family is the sociological study of the relationships of family life and society in contemporary United States. Analysis will focus on historical perspectives, cross-cultural perspectives, gender roles, gender stratification, sexual roles, cohabitation, and societal norms and expectations. Also, divorce, family violence, remarriage, and parenting roles will be studied.

Credits: Credit Type: Lab Credits:
3 lecture  3 0
MnTC: Prerequisites:
5 & 7 Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL0930. Basic computer skills recommended
Campus:
Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie
Course Goals:
The following goals will be addressed in the course.
Explain the definition of marriage
Contrast cultural family structures
Classify family types
Identify population demographics
Illustrate gender roles
Identify characteristics of divorce
Distinguish social attitudes and behaviors
Distinguish sexual, emotional, and physical abuse
Contrast historical and present day family characteristics
Identify socialization expectations of family members
Course Evaluation: Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Disability Services: Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).