Gender and Sexuality in Families
Course Number: SOC 13186-6
Instructor: Elizabeth McClintock
This course will consider how families reinforce, and sometimes challenge, prevailing gender and sexual norms. It will emphasize reproduction and parenting, interpersonal interactions and family rituals (like marriages), family structure, new and varied family forms, and the timing and context of family transitions. The course will focus on the contemporary U.S. but will incorporate cross-national and historic comparisons.