New and Updated Course Descriptions

SOC 205 - African-American Family

3 Credits

A comprehensive examination of the diverse and complex issues surrounding the African-American family unit as it has evolved from pre-slavery to contemporary period. It focuses on historical, social, cultural, political, economic and global conditions that have affected that institution. The course discusses key issues, themes and debates in the field and analyzes a variety of theoretical perspectives of examining the African-American family life. A student may earn credit for SOC 205 or AFS 200, but cannot earn credit for both courses because they are equivalent courses.

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-SS - Social Sciences (SSCS)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Outline the key issues surrounding the African-American family throughout its history.
2. Summarize the condition of the African-American family during slavery.
3. Describe the social forces that have impacted the African-American family as it has evolved in the last one and a half centuries.
4. Summarize the cultural condition of the African-American family in slavery and freedom.
5. Outline the political and economic conditions that have shaped the contemporary African-American family.
6. Recall key issues and debates in the field of African-American families.
7. Analyze the main theoretical perspectives of examining the African-American family.
8. Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of material covered in this course.

Course Offered Spring only

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Fall Semester 2018
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