This course name and description ONLY applies to academic year 2017-2018

SOC 13181-6: Gender and Sexuality in Families

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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. (First Year Studies Only)