Spring 2013 Description for SOCI 321

This course uses sociological theories and research to understand some of the most pressing social issues facing families today - single parenting, divorce and blended families, violence, and poverty. We study the social processes involved in choosing partners (and remaining single); sexualities and intimacy; parenting (or not); communication (and conflict); power (and satisfaction). Finally, we focus not just on family stress, but also on family resilience. This course meets a requirement in Family Studies and Women?s Studies. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or permission of the instructor