This course explores issues in contemporary U.S. family life, as illuminated by historical experience. Guiding questions include: What different forms do family arrangements take? How and on what basis are families produced? How are gender, racial, ethnic, and class differences reflected in and produced by family life? What is and what should be the relationship between family and state, as expressed in law and public policy (e.g., divorce, welfare, and access to legal marriage)?
Students will engage major public policy debates regarding family issues.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Andrew Cherlin, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FAMILIES: A READER (6th edition)
Hays, FLAT BROKE WITH CHILDREN
Nazli Kibria, "Power, Patriarchy, and Gender Conflict in the Vietnamese Immigrant Community"
Annette Lareau, UNEQUAL CHILDHOODS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four to six short papers and/or final exam.
|Instructor(s): Clawson,Mary Ann Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 28||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 7||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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