1 Introduction to Course
2 The Origin of the Family
3 The Family in the Past I
4 The Family in the Past II Due: First reader response
5 Definition of the Family I
6 Definition of the Family II

Film: Small Happiness
7 Definition of the Family III: Culture and Ideology Due: Second reader response (on Wolf)
8 Definition of the Family IV: Ethnic and Social Class Variability
9 Definition of the Family V: Gay and Lesbian Families; Adoption
10 The Effects of Changing Gender Roles on the Family First written assignment due in class
11 Sexuality: The Social Context I Due: Third reader response
12 Sexuality: The Social Context II

Film: Asian Heart
13 Marriage: Definitions, Functions, Variability Due: Fourth reader response
14 Parenting
15 Parenting: Changes

Film: Daddy & Papa
Second written assignment due in class
16 Parenting: Problems Due: Fifth reader response
17 Divorce I
18 Divorce II
19 Violence in the Family
20 Economic Issues and Problems I: Work - at Home and in the Workplace
21 Economic Issues and Problems II: Economic Change
22 Economic Issues and Problems III: Poverty, Genteel and Brutal
23 Economic Issues and Problems IV: Differential Rates of Poverty in Racial and Ethnic Groups Third written assignment due in class
24 conomic Issues and Problems V: Diversity in Families Due: Sixth reader response
25 The US and Sweden ("The Ultimate Welfare State") Compared
26 The Longer Life Span

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