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Master Course Outline
Sociology of Intimate and Family Relations

Course Number: SOC 208
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 50

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Provides a sociological understanding of the processes involved in family relations, household life and structures, and family problems. Emphasizes historical formations, social influences, and the diversity of families in the United States. Explores myths about family forms and features; the role of gender; divisions of labor within household; historical shifts; family privacy and government interventions; stereotypes; and the effect of social, economic, and political forces on the family. Also addresses the broader issues in the sociology of intimate relations beyond conventional marriages and families. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. [SS][^D]

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. At the sucessful completion of this course, students will understand the processes involved in courtship, dating, cohabitation, marriage, and divorce.
B. Use historical foundations and competing sociological perspectives to examine these complex relationships.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
SOC 208
Winter 2014
5797
Curtis Phillips
SOC 208
Winter 2013
5797
Curtis Phillips
SOC 208
Winter 2012
5797
Curtis Phillips
SOC 208
Spring 2011
9678
Dan Ferguson
SOC 208
Spring 2011
6875
DEVON GUSTAFSON
SOC 208
Winter 2011
5797
Curtis Phillips
SOC 208
Fall 2010
8018
Curtis Phillips
SOC 208
Spring 2010
9614
Dan Ferguson
SOC 208
Winter 2010
5797
Curtis Phillips
SOC 208
Fall 2009
8011
Curtis Phillips
SOC 208
Spring 2009
6875
DEVON GUSTAFSON
SOC 208
Winter 2009
5797
Curtis Phillips
SOC 208
Winter 2007
1216
Susan Palmer
SOC 208
Winter 2005
2190
Jason Lambert
SOC 208
Winter 2004
2190
Susan Palmer


Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
 
X
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)