SOC 205: The Contemporary Family

Credits 3
Distribution List
Academic Elective

Exploration of social and historical development of American family. Includes cross-cultural perspectives on family structures, sex and marriage, changing gender roles, impact of changing work-place on families at risk for violence, and substance abuse. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)


SOC& 101, or 10 credits of ECE, or instructor permission

  1. Exhibit an understanding of professional ethics and behaviors.
  2. Assess individual strengths and limitations as a "Helping Professional."
  3. Develop basic diagnostic and data gathering skills.
  4. Identify various types of counseling techniques.
  5. Develop an understanding of the various community resources
  6. Identify, understand, and apply general principles of Sociological theory.
  7. Have some acquaintance with Sociological method, theory, and terminology
  8. Have a deeper understanding of how (and why) humans behave in groups.