SYG 2430 – Marriage and Family

General Education Credit: D,S
High School Credit: 0.5

About The Course

Development of masculine and feminine roles. Recent changes in premarital interaction, such as dating, sexual involvement, coed dorm living, living together. Mutual adjustment and parenthood. Alternative family structures.

Course Goals

The goal of the course is to help you achieve the following objectives by end of the course:

  1. Be able to put the family values debate into perspective by understanding the causes and consequences of the changes in family forms and functions that have been occurring over the past several decades.
  2. Know how to find and interpret reliable statistics about couples, families and households.
  3. Become better “consumers” of social science research.
  4. Become more familiar with a full range of methods used in social science research.
  5. Conduct your own studies using social science research techniques.
  6. Become familiar with basic concepts and theories used in social sciences, particularly sociology and psychology, but also history, economics, law, and political science.
  7. Improve your critical thinking skills through consideration and debate about controversial issues associated with contemporary family life.
  8. Gain valuable information that you can use in developing and maintaining your own intimate relationships.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective