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Fall 2020
May 08, 2021
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SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILIES - 40903 - SOCY 304 - 901

Associated Term: Fall 2020
Levels: Undergraduate

Monroe Park Campus
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Learning Objectives: Understand the family as a social institution Understand the larger social forces that shape this institution. Understand how the family experience is shaped by race, ethnicity, social class, gender and sexual orientation Understand the diversity of family forms in the United States, as well as the major trends and explanations of family change in the U.S.
Required Materials: Risman, Barbara (ed). 2015. Families as They Really Are, 2nd Edition. (BE SURE to purchase/rent 2nd edition; can be rented for as low as $25) Ferguson, Susan. 2018. Shifting the Center: Understanding Contemporary Families, 5th Edition (BE SURE to purchase/rent 5th edition; can be rented for as low as $30) Lareau, Annette. 2011. Unequal Childhoods, Class, Race and Family Life, 2nd Edition (Be sure to rent/purchase 2nd edition; can be rented for as low as $16) **Additional readings can be found on Blackboard**
Technical Requirements: This course will be taught synchronously online, meaning WE WILL MEET VIA ZOOM ON MW from 4 p.m.-6:40 p.m. You must have reliable, stable internet connection. Weekly attendance is expected and will factor into your final grade.

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