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SOC 203 Marriage and the Family
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: A comprehensive examination of marriage and the family as a cultural unit and a social institution.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. (Knowledge Level) Define marriage and family and its diversity.
2. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast macro or micro sociological processes to marriage and family.
3. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the historic demographics and economic trends affecting marriage and families.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe the influence of gender, social class, race/ethnicity, immigration, sexual orientation and the social institutions (such as religion, economics etc.) on intimate/family relationships
5. (Analysis Level) Identify and characterize the issues that cause stress and crises in marriages and families.
6. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and summarize characteristics that can strengthen and weaken marriages and families.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation