• Program: Sociology
  • Course: Marriage and Family
  • Course #: SOCI2000
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Marriage and Family is the sociological study of the relationship of family life and society. This course will introduce the student to historical family perspectives, cross-cultural family perspectives, gender role expectations of the family, gender stratification within families, and societal norms and expectations of the institutions of marriage and family.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify key concepts of marriage and family
Compare and contrast current family structures
Differentiate theories within marriage and family
Compare and contrast historical family structures
Identify socialization expectations of family members
Identify consequences of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse within families
Compare and contrast historical and present day gender roles
Identify social causes attributed to family status
Differentiate social research methods used to study marriage and family

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 5 & 7
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer skills recommended
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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