SOC-230

Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Families

CREDITS: 3
LENGTH: 15 weeks
CAMPUS: Prince George - Quesnel
PRE-REQUISITES: None
CO-REQUISITES: None
 
DESCRIPTION:
This course provides an introduction to the contemporary debates within the sociology of family. The course explores the interaction and conflicts between our intimate lives as family members and the economic, political, legal, and cultural changes that define the beliefs and issues surrounding the institution of family. Utilizing current sociological theory and analyses, the course critically examines the history of the western family, the ideology of the family, gender ideology, and social policies and practices affecting Canadian families. The course explores central issues faced by families today, including dating, mating and marriage, the contradictions between romantic love and social constructions of the ideal family, the gendered division of labour, parenting, divorce, poverty, alternative family forms, and violence within intimate relationships. Critical analysis of debates surrounding single parent families, same-sex marriages, and recent trends in reproductive science will form an additional aspect of the coursework. Prerequisite: SOC 101

Course Schedule

ID SEMESTER CAMPUS DELIVERY LOCATION INSTRUCTOR STARTS ENDS MEETS
CI001 Spring 2020 Prince George In Class 1-309, 1-514 B. Northey January 6 April 24 M 2:00PM F 8:00AM
CI201 Spring 2020 Quesnel In Class N211 E. Winofsky January 6 April 24 Th 10:30AM

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