SOC 605 Canadian Families: Myth and Legal Reality

In everyday life we are bombarded with idealized and romanticized images of what family life is all about. In reality, family life is shaped and constrained by social, economic, and legal forces. This course critically assesses some myths and misconceptions about families and looks at how Canadian laws and policies shape everything from the definition of family to mate selection, child rearing, step families, divorce, and remarriage. Equivalent to first half of SOC 21A/B. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SOC 11B or SOC 103 or SOC 104 or SOC 105 or SOC 111 or Direct Entry, Antirequisite: SOC 21B Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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