Course Description

SOC.2220 - Family Life Dynamics (3)
Examines the family, analyzes the dynamics occurring within it, and applies sociological theory to the study of the family. The family will be analyzed using systems, conflict, developmental, structural functional, symbolic interaction and the social exchange theories. Students learn how family life affects individuals by studying family characteristics, roles played, the impact of violence, abuse and addictive behaviors, and the development of healthy family systems. Evaluation is based in part on an individual analysis of either the student's family of origin or family of procreation. Prerequisite: STSK 0095 or evidence of college level reading ability through assessment test or prior college coursework.

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