Family Studies Minor

Family Studies Minor

Sociology and Anthropology
Gretchen Webber

Gretchen.Webber@mtsu.edu

The minor in Family Studies requires 15 semester hours including SOC 4050. It is recommended that students complete SOC 2500 before SOC 4050.

Required Course (3 Hours)

 

  • SOC 4050 - Sociology of Families

    3 credit hours

    Analysis of the family as a social institution with an emphasis on contemporary trends and diversity.

Electives (12 Hours)

Select the remaining 12 hours from the following electives:

  • CDFS 4390 - Families in Later Life  3 credit hours  
    (Fall/Spring/Summer)(Fall/Spring/Summer)  dotslash:(Fall/Spring/Summer) title:(Fall/Spring/Summer) 
    (Fall/Spring/Summer) 

    CDFS 4390 - Families in Later Life

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Human Science majors - CDFS 3320 with C or better; Sociology majors - SOC 2600 with C or better or permission of instructor. Examination of families in later life from an ecological approach with emphasis on family forms and relationships.

  • SOC 2500 - Marriage and Family  3 credit hours  
    (Fall/Spring)(Fall/Spring)  dotslash:(Fall/Spring) title:(Fall/Spring) 
    (Fall/Spring) 

    SOC 2500 - Marriage and Family

    3 credit hours

    Social, cultural, and personal factors relating to mate selection, intimate relationships, and family life with an emphasis on families in the United States.

  • SOC 3152 - Sociology of Sex/ualities

    3 credit hours

    Examines sexuality, reproduction, and sexual education from a sociological viewpoint.

  • SOC 3400 - Gender and Society  3 credit hours  
    (Fall/Spring)(Fall/Spring)  dotslash:(Fall/Spring) title:(Fall/Spring) 
    (Fall/Spring) 

    SOC 3400 - Gender and Society

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010, SOC 2010, or WGST 2100. A sociohistorical and cultural exploration of the socialization patterns, relationships, expectations, influences, organizational, institutional, and aging experiences of women and men in American society.

  • SOC 4153 - Topics in Work and Family

    3 credit hours

    An in-depth study of a special topic in the sociology of work and family. Interested students should contact the instructor for specifics.

  • SOC 4360 - Medical Sociology  3 credit hours  

    SOC 4360 - Medical Sociology

    3 credit hours

    Sociological analysis of health, biomedicine, epidemiology, and disease, along with critical analysis of major issues facing providers, patients, and citizens in the twenty-first century. Focuses on social epidemiology, social determinants and patterning of disease, health care delivery, institutions, and policy in the U.S. and other nations, and major theoretical developments in the sociology of health, illness, and healing.

  • SOC 4450 - Sociology of Emotions

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: 3 hours of upper-division sociology courses. Sociological examination of the construction and management of emotions in the context of community and society.

  • SOC 4800 - Special Projects  1 to 6 credit hours  

    SOC 4800 - Special Projects

    1 to 6 credit hours

    Field experiences or reading courses through which special interests or needs of the student may be pursued under individual supervision. Arrangements must be made with an instructor prior to registration.

  • SOC 4900 - Sociology Internship  3 to 6 credit hours  

    SOC 4900 - Sociology Internship

    3 to 6 credit hours

    Supervised independent study in which student is placed in an organization on a contractual basis as a means of applying the principles of his/her training in preparation for eventual employment. Arrangements should be made with the intern supervisor prior to registration.

  • SW 4620 - Child Welfare Services

    3 credit hours

    The contemporary child welfare system and services designed to strengthen families. Historical trends, policy issues, and child advocacy.

 

  • SOC 4140 - Violence in the Family  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 
    (Fall/Spring/Summer)(Fall/Spring/Summer)  dotslash:(Fall/Spring/Summer) title:(Fall/Spring/Summer) 
    (Fall/Spring/Summer) 

    SOC 4140 - Violence in the Family

    3 credit hours

    (Same as CDFS 4140.) The causes, dynamics, and consequences of violence in the family. Includes a discussion of violence toward children, spouses, dating partners, siblings, and elders. Emphasizes the social conditions that lead to these types of violence.

  • CDFS 4140 - Violence in the Family  3 credit hours  
    (Fall/Spring/Summer)(Fall/Spring/Summer)  dotslash:(Fall/Spring/Summer) title:(Fall/Spring/Summer) 
    (Fall/Spring/Summer) 

    CDFS 4140 - Violence in the Family

    3 credit hours

    (Same as SOC 4140.) Prerequisite: CDFS 3320 or SOC 2500 with C or better or permission of instructor. The causes, dynamics, and consequences of violence in the family. Includes the discussion of violence toward children, spouses, dating partners, siblings, and elders. Emphasizes the social conditions which lead to these types of violence.