2021-2022 Catalog

SOC 230 Marriage and Family

This course examines the family as a social institution in the United States. The course emphasizes sociological and demographic perspectives on the family family change historically and contemporarily and the intersection of the family with social categories such as race and ethnicity sexual orientation gender and class. The course will highlight contemporary changes in marriage divorce and non-marital cohabitation in the United States but will also expose students to sociological thinking about family systems around the world.


4 units


SOC 101

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity