• Offered by School of Sociology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Sociology
  • Areas of interest Sociology

This course examines sociological theories of love, marriage and family complementing this review with an overview of recent demographic changes in family and marriage formation accompanied by significant cultural shifts.  A large part of the course is devoted to the examination of special topics including gender roles, love and sexuality in relationships, the meaning of family and marriage across cultures, singlehood and partner selection; stress, crisis, violence and abuse in relationships. Other topics include divorce, remarriage and their effect on children; childlessness as a lifestyle, same-sex relationships, balancing work and family life, globalisation and outsourcing of care.

Indicative Assessment

2,500 word Essay (40%); 1000 word Tutorial Paper (20%); Tutorial Participation (10%); Tutorial Research Project (30%).

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Workload

22 hours of lectures and 10 hours of tutorials. Lectures will be taped.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level ANU courses; or permission of the convenor

Preliminary Reading

Gilding, M., Australian Families. A Comparative Perspective, Melbourne: Longman, 1997.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9409 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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