Lecture Notes

LEC # TOPICS
1 Introduction to Course ( PDF )
2 The Origin of the Family ( PDF )
3 The Family in the Past I ( PDF )
4 The Family in the Past II ( PDF )
5 Definition of the Family I ( PDF )
6 Definition of the Family II
7 Definition of the Family III: Culture and Ideology ( PDF )
8 Definition of the Family IV: Ethnic and Social Class Variability ( PDF )
9 Definition of the Family V: Gay and Lesbian Families; Adoption ( PDF )
10 The Effects of Changing Gender Roles on the Family
11 Sexuality: The Social Context I ( PDF )
12 Sexuality: The Social Context II
13 Marriage: Definitions, Functions, Variability ( PDF )
14 Parenting ( PDF )
15 Parenting: Changes ( PDF )
16 Parenting: Problems ( PDF )
17 Divorce I ( PDF )
18 Divorce II ( PDF )
19 Violence in the Family ( PDF )
20 Economic Issues and Problems I: Work - at Home and in the Workplace ( PDF )
21 Economic Issues and Problems II: Economic Change ( PDF )
22 Economic Issues and Problems III: Poverty, Genteel and Brutal ( PDF )
23 Economic Issues and Problems IV: Differential Rates of Poverty in Racial and Ethnic Groups ( PDF )
24 Economic Issues and Problems V: Diversity in Families ( PDF )
25 The US and Sweden ("The Ultimate Welfare State") Compared ( PDF )
26 The Longer Life Span