SOC 1170

SOC 1170

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

  Have hookups fundamentally changed the dating scene on college campuses? Should we be concerned about the rise of cohabitation and the retreat from marriage? This course will explore romantic relationships among young adults using a sociological perspective. We will draft and revise papers on topics such as dating, hookups, virginity, online dating, pornography, birth control, nonmarital childbearing, marriage, cohabitation, and singlehood. Through writing and discussion, we will critically examine the role of race, class, gender, and sexuality in intimate relationship dynamics. Course readings will draw on research articles, book excerpts, and recent news articles. This course will equip you with the skills to analyze social scientific research, write compelling evidence-based papers, and craft informed responses to arguments in the popular media about families and relationships.

When Offered Spring.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17678 SOC 1170   SEM 101

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