SWK 135 : Families in Society

This course focuses on the family system in the U.S. society, and explores a sociological analysis of the family as a social institution. It introduces students to how sociologists study families including historical development, contemporary patterns in the United States, and possible future trends. A central theme will be diversity and change, as this course explores the many ways families have changed from generation to generation, and the various forms of family diversity in the U.S. society.