[SOCI 251] Global Family Issues


Families are a central institution in people’s lives. In this class we will investigate various social problems, issues, and policies as they relate to families in countries around the globe. Questions we will investigate include: What effect does China’s one-child policy have on gender distribution and future marriage patterns? How do high rates of HIV/AIDS impact family structure in Africa? How do Scandinavian welfare policies affect outcomes for children and families?

Course Title

Global Family Issues

Course Code

SOCI 251

Units

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Sociology 100 or 150.

Frequency

Offered every other spring.

Cross-Lists

Also listed as Critical Identity Studies 250.

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