Family and Life Course Sociology

The Family and Life Course Sociology concentration introduces students to the cultural, political, and historical realities and changes in families across the life course. Courses in this area examine issues such as gender socialization, dating and romance, cohabitation, marriage, divorce, parenthood, domestic violence, death and dying, family diversity, and family policy. This concentration is relevant to any student interested in jobs related to: health care promotion, public health, family counseling, long term care institutions, program planning, community education, and policy analysis. In addition, this is an excellent concentration for students interested in graduate school in the social sciences.