SOCY-230: Sociology of the Family

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: SOCY-230 Sociology of the Family

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3; offered as needed

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): SOCY-101

Course Description in college catalog:

The family as a social institution: its origins, structure, and process; social relationships and interaction patterns involved in dating, mate selection, marriage, parenthood; nature of family organization and disorganization; current trends in family structure. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

Infant-Toddler Day Care Certificate Program

Establish positive and productive relationships with families of day care children

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Students identify concepts and methods of the social sciences to examine human behavior, social institutions, and multicultural awareness.

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Students will read materials related to social work principles and practices effectively.

2. Students will critically evaluate different theories and concepts in social welfare history and policies.

3. Students will draw conclusions from reviewing research on applied topics in social work.

4. Students will apply the principles and values of social work to real-life events.

5. Students will recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power

6. Students will recognize and communicate an understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences

7. Students will understand the mechanisms of oppression and discrimination

Students will apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment by critiquing and applying knowledge to understand person and environment.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

All sections of this class will include exercises involving reading comprehension and critical thinking skills development. A variety of assessment methods are employed in individual sections, including but not limited to the following: objective tests, essay examinations, essay assignments,  research projects, oral presentations, and group projects.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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