Sociology II: Your Social Life
Have you ever looked at your social media feed and wondered why there is always so much fighting over social issues? Discover how social institutions like families, religion, government, and education shape our world and how collective behavior and social movements can create change. Investigate how our lives are shaped by entertainment, social institutions, and social change.
In this unit, we will discuss the social institution of the family. We will examine different family arrangements around the world and the functions that families provide for individuals and society. We will also discuss different patterns in marriage and mate selection as well as look at how factors like race and class affect families. Finally, we will investigate the increase in divorce in North America and what factors may contribute to this.
What will you learn in this unit?
- Learn about different family arrangements around the world.
- Think about the different functions that families provide for individuals and society.
- Examine the patterns in mate selection for marriage.
- Investigate the factors that have led to an increase in divorce.