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GWST 382 - Perspectives on the Family

(3.00)
An investigation of family life in America in various historical periods and among different subgroups. Three themes or questions dominate the course: the relationship of the family to the social context within which it exists; the nature and cause of different forms of family life within various American subcultures, past and present; and the extent to which the family has changed and not changed during several centuries. Specific families examined include the colonial New England family, the 19th-century urban middle class, the ethnic family, the black family and the contemporary family. Within each of these types of family experience, specific topics to be investigated include the role of women, relationships between women and men, attitudes toward children, modes of childrearing, housing styles and others. As part of the course, students examine their own family history. Recommended Preparation: One lower-level social sciences or humanities course focused on American society or culture or permission of the instructor

Course ID: 50035
Consent: No Special Consent Required
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
Same as Offered: AMST 382 



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