Race and Families

Summer 2023 > Humanities & Social Sciences > SOCI.3740 > 045

Course No: SOCI.3740-045; SIS Class Nbr: 2316; SIS Term: 3240
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

This course will explore the "traditional" definition of family throughout American history as well as how now more than ever, many families challenge the conventional definition. We will discuss how different political, economic and social factors (i.e. enslavement, immigration policies, etc.) have shaped the experiences, structure and dynamics of how families function in the United States. We will analyze families of diverse racial backgrounds as well as other families that have been constructed as outside of the "norm," such as LGBT families, military families and adoptive and foster families. We will also outline specific societal changes (e.g. assisted reproductive technology) that have contributed to how families form, bond and experience family life.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: SOCI.1010 Intro to Sociology.
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Chandra Waring
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2023 Summer: May 15 to Jun 28
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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