This course covers the institution of the family and other intimate relationships. Emphasis is placed on mate selection, gender roles, sexuality, communication, power and conflict, parenthood, diverse lifestyles, divorce and remarriage, and economic issues. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze the family as a social institution and the social forces which influence its development and change.
Note: In accordance with the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, this course has been approved to satisfy the general education requirement for social/behavioral sciences in A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degree programs.