3 credit hours, offered annually
The course considers a broad range of issues central to family and household studies. Special attention is given to exploring the life course perspective – emphasizing the ways in which individuals and their families change over the life course and the ways social change modifies individual life course processes. Particular concern will be given to conceptual and methodological issues involved with the study of family and transitions. Examines theoretical approaches useful for understanding kin networks, childbearing, and marital formation and dissolution. [updated: 1/8/2003]
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