FGSS 1112

FGSS 1112

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

What kind of institution is marriage in contemporary American society? What relationships does it describe and between what kinds of people? In this writing course students explore the meaning(s) of marriage from diverse perspectives. For example, divorce rates are falling at the same time that more American adults remain unmarried and more children are born to unmarried parents. What does any of this mean for the future of the institution? When advocacy groups used the term "marriage equality" to describe the legalization of same sex marriage at the federal level, why was marriage the institution through which diverse sexualities were made equal before the law? Through different styles of academic writing, students will address these and other pertinent questions about the meaning of marriage today.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17672 FGSS 1112   SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.