SRJC Course Outlines

8/15/2022 12:02:16 AMSOC 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

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 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
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An examination of current trends related to forming and sustaining relationships as well as issues of family life.  Emphasis 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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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 relationships and family life.
2.   Apply research methods to the study of issues affecting relationships and families.
3.   Describe trends in households, marriages, and family forms today.
4.   Examine the historical development of family as a complex social institution.
5.   Discuss gender roles and their impact on relationships, marriage, and family life over the lifespan.
6.   Explain how social status factors such as ethnicity, race, and class shape patterns in relationships and family life.
7.   Explain psychological and social theories of attraction, love, and mate selection today.
8.   Identify the elements of successful couples' communication.
9.   Critically assess issues affecting parent-child relationships.
10.  Analyze developmental issues of families in middle and later life.
11.  Explore sexuality and reproduction, including how they are affected by societal values and expectations.
12.  Evaluate the impact of separation and divorce on adults and children.
13.  Analyze the challenges and rewards of remarriage and stepfamilies.

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
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
VII. Forming Relationships
       A.  Dating and Attraction
       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 in Middle and Later Life
       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. 20-40 pages of reading in textbook 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 6-10 pages in length demonstrating the ability to analyze a contemporary issue concerning relationships and family life.
4. At the discretion of the instructor, additional projects which may include in-class exercises, content analysis of gender in the media, small group projects, or couple interviews.

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%
Attendance and class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Intimate Relationships, Marriages and Families (8th).  DeGenova, MaryAnn.  McGraw Hill Publishing:  2010
 
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life.  Lareau, Annette.  University of California Press:  2003 (Classic)

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