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SOC 287 Sociology of Sexuality is an undergraduate course that examines what stake a given society has in seeing sexuality the way it does and how that is expressed in the social control of sexual acts. We look at societal norms and values and how people have embraced or rejected then - and why.
SOC 352 The Family is an undergraduate lecture course focusing on the family as a social institution, including historical changes and societal variation in family patterns, changes over the life cycle, and alternative family forms.
SOC 487 & SOC 553 Gender and Sexuality is taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level: male and female patterns of sexual expectation, expression, norms, and problems. Sociological issues for single, married, cohabiting, and dating individuals; same sex and opposite sex relationships. The politics and social policy of sexuality in history and contemporary society.
SOC 550 Changing Patterns of Family Organization is a graduate course on the history of the family, with emphasis on changes in European and American families since 1600. Also covers concomitant changes in other institutions and their relation to changes in the family.
SOC 551 Sociology of Families is a graduate course which offers an overview of major research findings on marriage and the family, including demographic trends, the place of children in society, courtship, divorce, and gender roles.
SOC 590 Intimate Relationships is a graduate course which
offers an overview of different types of relationships both hetero and
For availability and status of these and other sociology department classes, check the Autumn 2009 Quarterly Time Schedule.