SOCI2000 Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family is the sociological study of the relationship of family life and society. This course will introduce the student to historical family perspectives, cross-cultural family perspectives, gender role expectations of the family, gender stratification within families, and societal norms and expectations of the institutions of marriage and family.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer skills recommended

Course Requirements and 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.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify key concepts of marriage and family
Compare and contrast current family structures
Differentiate theories within marriage and family
Compare and contrast historical family structures
Identify socialization expectations of family members
Identify consequences of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse within families
Compare and contrast historical and present day gender roles
Identify social causes attributed to family status
Differentiate social research methods used to study marriage and family

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details



MnTC Goal Areas:

5 & 7