• Families in Contemporary Society (Spain) SOC 224

    An exploration of the diversity of contemporary families. Comparisons are made between the cultural myths of the "ideal family" and the lived realities. Challenges confronting contemporary families and their implications for social policy are examined in such areas as work/family conflicts, gay and lesbian families, welfare, family violence. 4 credits

  • Cultural Diversity & Human Need SOC 228

    The course enables students to examine, as well as develop an awareness and appreciation of, diversity within today's society. Providing an overview of the major racial, ethnic and cultural groups in the US, the focus is on the ways in which cultural awareness enhances professional helping relationships and improves the operation of human services systems. 4 credits