SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2024 5:34:45 AMSOC 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SOC 10Title:  RELATIONS & FAMILY LIFE  
Full Title:  Close Relationships and Family Life
Last Reviewed:11/27/2023

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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In this course, students will examine historical and contemporary social trends related to systems of kinship including friends, partners, families, and friends-as-family. Students will use an intersectional framework while examining social processes and forces specific to social, economic, cultural, racial, gendered, religious, technological, legal, and political inequalities, among others. Course content will include lecture, activities, storytelling, media, and discussion, and will reflect the histories and lived experiences of California Community College students.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will examine historical and contemporary social trends related to systems of kinship including friends, partners, families, and friends-as-family. Students will use an intersectional framework while examining social processes and forces specific to social, economic, cultural, racial, gendered, religious, technological, legal, and political inequalities, among others. Course content will include lecture, activities, storytelling, media, and discussion, and will reflect the histories and lived experiences of California Community College students.
(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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Identify and explain the essential concepts, theories, and research methods used in sociology to analyze relationship and kinship systems.
2. Critically assess the intersectional frameworks by which inequality and change shape, challenge, and transform relationship and kinship systems.
3. Apply their personal histories and lived experiences to course content.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Compare and contrast the theoretical and research perspectives used in the analysis of kinship systems.
2. Identify and describe the social issues impacting kinship systems today as specific to singlehood, cohabitation, dating, marriage diversities, reproduction, adoption, parenting, step-parenting, remarriage, separation, and divorce.
3. Discuss the historical development of family as a complex social institution as influenced by colonial, socio-economic, legal, cultural, and political forces.
4. Critically assess socio-economic issues and laws impacting child rearing practices.
5. Analyze intersections of racial, ethnic, social class, and gender roles on kinship systems over the lifespan.
6. Discuss and examine patterns of abuse and violence in kinship systems.
7. Explain how social factors such as ethnicity, race, social class, gender, and sexual orientation shape patterns in kinship systems as drawn from regional, national, and international frameworks.
8. Assess the effects of an aging society and technological advancements as they impact modern kinship systems.

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 Factors in Family Life
    A. Economic
    B. Social
    C. Cultural
    D. Technological
    E. Legal
V. Work-Family Challenges
     A. Gendered division of labor
     B. Public policy regulating work-family issues
VI. Families and Inequality
    A. Ethnicity and race
    B. Social class and economic pressures
    C. Gender
    D. Sexuality
VII. Partnering
    A. Attraction and dating
    B. Dating across genders and sexualities
    C. Separation and divorce
VIII. Parents and Children
    A. Styles of parenting
    B. Issues of parenting today
IX. Sexualities, Relationships, and Society
    A. Sexualities
    B. Relationships
    C. Reproduction
X. Abuse and Violence in the Family
    A. Child and elder abuse
    B. Intimate partner abuse
    C. Sexual abuse
    D. Healing and domestic violence advocacy
XI. Families Throughout the Life Course
     A. Sociology of childhood and adolescence
    B. Aging, health, and family transition

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading assignments and/or multimedia engagement
2. Quizzes and/or exams on material from lectures, readings, and other media
3. Writing assignments (cumulative total of at least 1500 words) across media, such as:
     A. Class exercises
    B. Personal reflections
    C. Reaction papers
    D. Research projects
    E. Journal entries
    F. Online discussions
    G. Annotations
    H. Media analyses
4. Additional assignments as determined by instructor may include:
    A. Group projects
    B. Class presentations
    C. Video presentations
    D. Ethnographic fieldwork
    E. Other

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
40 - 60%
Written assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
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 - 60%
Quizzes and/or exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Additional assignments


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Families Now: Diversity, Demography, and Development. Crosnoe, Robert. Worth-MacMillan. 2019.
The Family: Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change. Cohen, Philip. W. W. Norton. 2020.
Intimate Relationships, Marriages and Families. Stinnett, Nancy and Stinnet, Nick and DeGenova, Mary. Oxford University Press. 2016 (classic).
Diversity in Families. Zinn, Maxine; Eitzen, Stanley and Barbara Wells. Pearson. 2014 (classic).
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life. Lareau, Annette. University of California Press. 2011 (classic).
 
Open Educational Resources (OER):
Contemporary Families - An Equity Lens. Pearce, Elizabeth B. https://socialsci.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Sociology/Marriage_and_Family/Contemporary_Families_-_An_Equity_Lens_(Pearce_et_al.) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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