Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Sociology 235. Families in Transition

Has the obituary for the American family been written prematurely? How can we better understand contemporary families by studying families cross-culturally and in diverse social and racial/ethnic groups? How does a social scientific analysis illuminates the nature of gender, dating, marriage, parenting, violence and divorce? We explore the changing nature of the family as an institution as well as the transitions individual families undergo.