TENTATIVE OUTLINE AND READING ASSIGNMENTS

June 4 Sociology and the Study of Marriage and Family  
June 5 The Family in Historical and Cross-Cultural Context Chapter 1
June 6 Contemporary American Families Chapter 3
June 7 Family Theory and Research Chapter 2
June 11-12 Gender and Interpersonal Relationships Chapters 4, 5 and 7 

Exam 1

June 13-14 Dating, Mate Selection, and Marriage Chapters 8 and 9
June 18 Sex, Pregnancy, and Childbirth Chapter 6 and Appendices A and B
June 19-20 Children and Parenting Chapter 10-11
July 21-25 Work and the Family Life Course Chapters 12
Exam 2
June 26-27 Separation and Divorce Chapter 14
June 28-July 2 Family Diversity Chapter 15, Chapter 3 revisited, and Handouts
July 3 Family Violence Chapter 13
July 5 Family Policy and Programs  
Exam 3