African Family Studies/Sociology of the Family

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Course Venue:

Large Lecture Room 3

Senate Building
Senate House Large Lecture Room 3
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Schedule

8 AM: 
10 AM
Course Code: 
SOC 2123
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course introduces concepts and methodologies for studying African families, Social change and family life, Livelihoods and intra-household economic relations, kinship marriage, reproduction, childcare and protection, and the youth. The impacts of epidemics and other types of disasters on families, including aging and family support are part of the focus of the course. Others include the role and influence of socio-economic and other policies on the African family.  Students will have to write an extended essay on a case study as part of the course.   

Learning Outcomes: 


African Family Studies
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