2012-2013 Samford University Catalog 
    
    Sep 29, 2022  
2012-2013 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MPSO 348 - Sociology of Family

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Study of how sociological theory and research applies to an understanding of the family in the social context including family as a social group, family as an institution within society, and family in global perspective across different societies. Critical questions include: What are the constraints of society on the family? What purpose does the family serve in the larger society? What roles do people play in the family? Who and what determines the assignment of those roles? What part does intimacy and sexuality play in family life? How do persons become involved in conflict and violence in families? What are the similarities and differences in family globally?



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