AbstractHow are central components of society transmitted over time? This course examines the process of social reproduction. We will look at the importance of children in our society, how families socialize children, the institution of marriage, how schools teach a "hidden" curriculum of social normalization, and how religion and the media all contribute to...
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Usage NotesThis is a mid-level elective course at a small liberal arts college. In particular, the short writing projects help prepare students for discussion of topics in class.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will be able to articulate what social reproduction is and how it works
- Students will be able to analyze the role of major social institutions in the process of social reproduction
- Exams will allow assessment of student comprehension of concepts and theories related to social reproduction.
- Ten short writing projects throughout the term will assess the ability of students to analyze social institutions and their role in social reproduction.