SRJC Course Outlines

9/16/2019 10:01:14 AMSOC 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SOC 10Title:  RELATIONS & FAMILY LIFE  
Full Title:  Close Relationships and Family Life
Last Reviewed:5/8/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An examination of current trends related to forming and sustaining relationships as well as issues of family life. Emphasis is placed on the influence of society and the challenges that contemporary couples and families face over their lifespans.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An examination of current trends related to forming and sustaining relationships as well as issues of family life. Emphasis is placed on the influence of society and the challenges that contemporary couples and families face over their lifespans.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2011
 D0Sociology and Criminology  
 ELifelong Learning and Self Development  
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1981Summer 2011
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 4JSociology and Criminology  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: SOCI 130 Introduction to Marriage and Family SRJC Equivalent Course(s): SOC10

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify and explain the essential concepts, theories, and research methods used in Sociology
    to analyze relationships and family life.
2.  Critically assess viewpoints and proposed solutions to challenges in marriage and the family.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1. Compare and contrast theoretical perspectives used in the analysis of close relationships
     and family life.
2. Apply sociological research methods to the study of issues affecting close relationships
     and families.
3. Describe the social issues surrounding cohabitation, courtship, marriage, remarriage,
    reproduction, same-sex marriage, separation, and divorce today.
4. Examine the historical development of family as a complex social institution.
5. Discuss gender roles and their impact on close relationships, marriage, and
     family life over the lifespan.
6. Discuss and examine patterns of abuse and violence in family life.
7. Explain how social factors such as ethnicity, race, social class, gender, and
     sexual orientation shape patterns in close relationships and family life.
8. Explain attraction, love, and mate selection from a sociological perspective.
9. Critically assess social issues and laws affecting parent-child relationships
     (e.g. step-parenting, same-sex parenting, changing meanings of fatherhood, etc.).
10. Assess the effect of aging on close relationships, marriages, and family life.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to the Sociological Study of Relationships, Marriages, and Family Life
    A. Concepts
    B. Theories
II. Research Methods in the Study of Relationships and Families
    A. Qualitative
    B. Quantitative
III. Trends in Contemporary Family Diversity
    A. Households
    B. Marriages
    C. Families
IV. Historical Changes in Family Life
    A. Economic factors
    B. Social factors
    C. Cultural factors
    D. Technological factors
V. Gender
    A. Gender socialization
    B. Gender roles in relationships and families
VI. Social Status Factors
    A. Ethnicity and race
    B. Social class and economic pressures
    C. Sexuality
VII. Forming Relationships
    A. Attraction, 'hooking up', and dating
    B. Mate selection
    C. Attachment
VIII. Couples' Communication  
     A. Successful strategies
    B. Gender differences
IX. Parents and Children
    A. Styles of parenting
    B. Issues of parenting today
X. Families Throughout the Lifespan
    A. Aging and family transition
    B. Health and daily living
XI. Physiology, Relationships, and Society
    A. Sexuality
    B. Reproduction
XII. Separation and Divorce
    A. Sociological and psychological factors
    B. Consequences for children and adults
XIII. Remarriage and Stepfamilies
    A. Sociological and psychological factors
    B. Consequences for children and adults

Assignments:
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1. Textbook reading (20 - 40 pages) or assigned studies of family life per week
2. Two to four exams and a final exam based on readings and lectures
3. A written term paper of 1500-2500 words in length demonstrating the ability to analyze a
     contemporary issue concerning relationships and family life
4. Additional projects may include in-class exercises, content analysis of gender in the media,
     small group projects, couple interviews, participant observation of families, or participant
     observation of local organizations that address familial needs

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Written homework, analysis papers, interviews
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 10%
Small group assignments, in class exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Exams and final examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Student presentations and class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Intimate Relationships, Marriages and Families. 9th ed. Stinnett, Nancy and Stinnet, Nick and DeGenova, Mary. Oxford University Press. 2016
Diversity in Families. 10th ed. Zinn, Maxine and Eitzen, Stanley and Wells, Barbara. Pearson. 2014
Family in Transition. 17th ed. Skolnick, Arlene and Skolnick, Jerome. Pearson. 2013
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life. Lareau, Annette. University of California Press. 2011 (classic)

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