This course explores issues in contemporary U.S. family life, as illuminated by historical experience. Guiding questions include What different forms do family arrangements take? How and on what basis are families produced? How are gender, racial, ethnic, and class differences reflected in and produced by family life? What is and what should be the relationship between family and state, as expressed in law and public policy (e.g., divorce, welfare, and access to legal marriage)?
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Andrew Cherlin, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FAMILIES: A READER (6th edition)
Hays, FLAT BROKE WITH CHILDREN
Nazli Kibria, "Power, Patriarchy, and Gender Conflict in the Vietnamese Immigrant Community"
Annette Lareau, UNEQUAL CHILDHOODS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four to six short papers and/or final exam.
|Instructor(s): Clawson,Mary Ann Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: WYL114; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 28||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 7||FR: 0|
|Web Resources: Moodle, WesFiles Folders, WesFiles Folders|