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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 225 Family Diversity and Society


This course explores the nature and importance of families for individuals, communities, and societies. Students will examine how economics, geography, culture, public policy, and social movements have shaped family life, adjustments, and organization across history. Additionally, students will learn about the history of this field of study, the central sociological theories that guide family studies, and about the use of data to understand more about trends and changes in the family. This course will provide frameworks for students to better understand their own families, those of others, how political, economic, and social forces help and hurt people in the context of family life and how families work as active agents of political and social change. This course is cross-listed as WGS 225 . Prerequisite: SOC 100  

3 credit hours