SOCY 240 Marriage and Family Living

This is an introductory course which focuses upon activities which lead to marriage, the nature of role interaction in marriage, marital conflict and adjustment, child rearing, and processes of family interaction.

Credits

3 Credits

SOCY 240Marriage and Family Living

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I. General Information

Department

Social Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

40

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This is an introductory course which focuses upon activities which lead to marriage, the nature of role interaction in marriage, marital conflict and adjustment, child rearing, and processes of family interaction.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

1.Define various forms of marriage, courtship, and intimacy within US culture and globally. 2. Compare roles in the US family and contrast that idealized form with alternate forms of family. 3. Categorize the adaptations and adjustment to marriage living and how that interrelates with cultural expectations. 4. Construct strategies to deal with different types of marital conflict within US cultural norms. 5. Describe various patterns of rearing children, within diverse family formations, and create strategies for addressing issues. 6. Synthesize sociological perspectives to create an explanation for marriage and family within society.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Love and Intimacy History of Marriage Gender Roles Gender Socialization Dating and singlehood Cohabitation Sexual Values, Birth control and Sexual Diseases Communication in Marriage Marriage variations Parenting Family Stress and coping methods Divorce

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Reading Reviews Community oriented project

Required Exams

Chapter quizzes and/or exams Final exam

Required Text

Searching for a new textbook. Last book used - Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships 2nd Ed by Williams, Sawyer and Wahlstrom. Pearson, Boston Ma

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Reading Reviews Community oriented project Chapter quizzes and/or exams Final exam