2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

SOC 140 - Sociology of Relationships and Family

Description: Examination of macro and micro factors affecting relationships and families. Exploration of elements of diversity (gender, race/ethnicity, social class, education, culture, age cohort), relationship issues (communication, role expectations, conflict, dissolution, violence), family challenges (work/family balance, parenting, child care, stress, role conflict), and success strategies.

General Education Competency: Diversity

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Families, past & present
  2. Diversity in families (gender, race/ethnicity, social class, culture, age/generation)
  3. Relationship issues (communication, role expectations, conflict, dissolution, violence)
  4. Family challenges (work/family balance, parenting, child care, stress, role conflict)
  5. Success strategies for relationships and families

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify how families have changed over time. (1)
  2. Describe elements of diversity in families (gender, race/ethnicity, social class, culture, age/generation). (2)
  3. Identify relationship issues (communication, role expectations, conflict, dissolution, violence). (3)
  4. Identify family challenges (work/family balance, parenting, child care, stress, role conflict). (4)
  5. Discuss strategies to address family challenges. (5)

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.