Spring 2008

Sociology of Family

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-21


Elizabeth H. Souza (Section 01)


The intent of this course is to assess the sources and implication of changes in family structure. We shall focus largely on contemporary family relationships in America, but we will necessarily have to examine family forms different from ours, particularly those that are our historical antecedents. From an historical/cross-cultural vantage point, we will be better able to understand shifting attitudes toward family as well as the ways family broadly shapes character and becomes an important aspect of social dynamics. Limited to 20 students. Second semester. Visiting Lecturer Souza.