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Instructor: Dr. Elaine Leeder
Thursdays, January 11 – February 15, 3:00 – 5:00, East Rec
We all think we know what a family is; however, the family is far more complex and needs to be understood historically, culturally, economically, and sociologically. This course examines the family in socio/cultural context and tries to discover the changing nature of the family as societies and economies change. We will compare the American family with those in other parts of the globe and draw on our own experiences to understand the diversity of family life.
This course examines what the family is, what it has been and what it is becoming in a global context. The family is usually a group of people who have intimate social relationships and have a history together. However, a family is far more complex and needs to be understood historically, culturally, economically, and sociologically. This course examines the family in socio/cultural context and tries to discover the changing nature of the family as societies and economies change. We will study the family in the United States but then make comparisons to other countries to see that the family changes (both through evolution and revolution) in time, place and context.
Elaine Leeder (MSW, MPH, PhD) is Dean Emerita/Professor Emerita from Sonoma State University. She has traveled to 65 countries in the world trying to understand how families are organized and function. Her textbook on family life globally has been used in universities in the US and Canada; she continues to teach, write and travel as well as working in prisons doing victim/offender dialogues. She loves to teach and talk with adults about these subjects.