Professor Marshall

LESSON 14: Marriage and Family

Lesson 14

Target Competencies (Outcomes)

Define terms and concepts related to the sociological study of marriage and family

Explain variations in family life across time and culture

Articulate challenges to contemporary American families

You will demonstrate your competence by:

Completing the learning activities in this Learning Plan

Your performance will be successful when:

You can describe society's current understanding of "family"

You can determine changes to marriage and family patterns

You can explain differences in family descent and residence

You can characterize differences in family life among various family types

You can discuss challenges of emerging family structures

You can list social and interpersonal impacts of divorce

You can describe social and interpersonal impacts of family violence

Learning Activities

1. If you have not yet done so, READ Chapter 14 of your text.

3. COMPLETE the lesson below.