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University of Pittsburgh    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Jul 23, 2024
 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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SOC 0438 - SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the sociological perspective on the family and analyzes how the structure and nature of family life are shaped by larger historical and social forces. We will look at how changes in the economy and technology affect the family; how ideas concerning gender roles affect male/female relationships and the socialization of children; how race, ethnicity, and class shape family life; and the wide variety of family forms, historical and contemporary.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Attributes: Childrens Literature, DSAS Social Science General Ed. Requirement


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