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

Course Description

Marriage and Family is the sociological study of the relationships of family life and society in contemporary United States. Analysis will focus on historical perspectives, cross-cultural perspectives, gender roles, gender stratification, sexual roles, cohabitation, and societal norms and expectations. Also, divorce, family violence, remarriage, and parenting roles will be studied.

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.
Explain the definition of marriage
Contrast cultural family structures
Classify family types
Illustrate gender roles
Identify characteristics of divorce
Distinguish social attitudes and behaviors
Distinguish sexual, emotional, and physical abuse
Contrast historical and present day family characteristics
Identify socialization expectations of family members

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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