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Course Description

Sociology - SOC 209

Marriage and Family (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course offers a study of the impact that social changes have had on gender roles, relationships, marriage and family life. Topics covered in the course include diversity in family patterns, gender roles, intimate behavior, mate selection, problems of marital adjustment, family stability and crisis, divorce and parenting.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Investigate the influence of personal biases in the study of marriage and family.
  • Determine which sociological concepts or theories best explain family issues.
  • Illustrate family adaptations within historical contexts.
  • Identify diverse family structures.
  • Analyze variation in the mate selection process.
  • Determine the impact of social class on families.
  • Relate research data to family issues.
  • Investigate the various functions of a family as a social institution.
  • Investigate the influence of race or ethnicity on families.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 209141014Marriage & Family 3Schaumann K$12.0014/28/0OpenM W  01:00 PM-02:20 PM LA475
 209142716Marriage & FamilyOnline3Macgillivery M$12.0014/31/0Open 

Winter; 2019; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/04/2019

 209111021Marriage & Family 3Coury M$12.0031/31/0OpenM W  02:30 PM-04:10 PM LA140

Winter; 2019; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 209112903Marriage & FamilyOnline3Switaj S$12.0031/31/0Open