Concentrations in Sociology - Sociology of Families and Populations

Sociology of Families and Populations

The family is one of the most important institutions in any society.  It is critical to the socialization of each generation and to the stability and functioning of the larger society.  Family systems vary across cultures and have changed dramatically in the United States in recent decades.  Understanding the causes and consequences of such variation is a central focus of social research.  Family change is reflected in demographic patterns through its impact on fertility, marriage, divorce, migration, and mortality.  Population processes also respond to technological factors, economic change and social policy.  The study of population patterns provides an opportunity to investigate quantitatively the interactions between large social aggregates and the behavior of individuals.

Basic Courses:

SOCI     2    Social Problems and Public Policy
SOCI     4    Family
SOCI     7    Population and Society
SOCI   10     Social Stratification
SOCI   11    Urban Sociology    
SOCI 111    Health of Populations    
SOCI 112    Discrimination: Sexual and Racial Conflict
SOCI 122    Sociology of Gender
SOCI 128    Introduction to Demographic Methods
SOCI 264    Poverty, Race, and Health
SOCI 266    Latinos in United States
SOCI 270    Ethnicity- Globalizing Philadelphia: The Immigrant City
SOCI 275    Sociology of Medicine
SOCI 280    Social Issues in Contemporary China 
SOCI 453    Metro Growth and Poverty

Advanced Courses:

SOCI 515    Family Research Workshop
SOCI 524    Advanced Topics in the Sociology of the Family
SOCI 541    Gender, The Labor Force and Markets
SOCI 542    Work and Gender
SOCI 594    History of Population
SOCI 643    Social Stratification
SOCI 670    Family Data
SOCI 702    Political Economy and Social History of Africa andthe African Diaspora
SOCI 796    Demographic, Economic and Social Relations