SO182 – Sociology of Families

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Fall 2022, Fall 2022: Term 3: September 12 -October 21, 2022, Spring 2022: Term 1: January 10-April 29, Spring 2022: Term 2: January 10-March 4, Spring 2022: Term 3: January 31-March 11, Spring 2022: Term 4: March 14-May 6, Spring 2022: Term 5: March 21-April 29, Summer 2022: Term 2: May 31 – July 22

SO182 Sociology of Families A course that combines a functional and a sociological approach to the study of marriage and the family will examine marriage and the family within the context of an intimate relationship as well as within the framework of sociological theory and research. Included is the examination and comparison of patterns of behavior surrounding these institutions historically and cross-culturally, with an emphasis on contemporary U.S. society. Topics explored are building successful relationships, intimacy, marriage in America, gender convergence and role equity, communication, dating, sexual mores, changing attitudes, mate selection, expectations of marriage, legal aspects of marriage, human sexuality, family planning, parenthood, family finances, family life stages, family, crises, divorce, growth, and fulfillment.

Prerequisite: None

Required Text

SO182 Sociology of Families is equivalent to

  • Dodge City Community College – SOC203 Sociology of Families
  • Pratt Community College – SOC182 Sociology of Families
  • Seward County Community College – BH2403 Marriage and the Family

Please contact your school counselor if you have a question about the equivalency for this course.