Marriage & Family

Marriage & Family

  1. Module Title: Marriage & Family
  2. Module Prefix/Number: SOC 220
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: In this introductory course, you will be learning about the family from a historical perspective, family life in the changing world, socialization with families, gender roles, parent child relations and non traditional families. The Course will also explore the changing nature of family patterns and marriage within different ethnic groups.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Learn to look at family, marriage, relationships and society through a sociological perspective
    • Evaluate and discuss assumptions we have about family
    • Think, examine and discuss “How do new trends, stressors, choices, constraints and new ideas change our perceptions about family, marriage and relationships
    • Have opportunities to do critical thinking and have class discussions on topics covered – using real life examples and current issues
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

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