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Childhood, Families and Social Change
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course adopts an interdisciplinary approach in which the insights and techniques of sociology, anthropology and psychology are combined to examine parent-child relations from a socio-historical perspective and includes a critique of traditional theories on families and child socialization. Issues such as domestic partnerships, same-sex families, family/work roles, reproduction, childcare and child education will be explored. Special attention will be given to the link between family experiences and sources of inequality such as social class, race, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexuality and age.
Course was last updated June 12, 2009 - 11:36 AM