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Lecture and Seminar Topics

    Lecture Topic Seminar Topic
Autumn Term 1 Introduction Introduction
2 1. Studying the family 1. Social investigators and the family
3 2. Locality and the family 2. The nuclear family: myth or reality
4 3. Ethnicity and the family 3. Race, religion and family life
5 4. Class and the family 4. The economics of the family
6 ~ Reading Week: no lectures or seminars ~
7 5. Families, the state and public health 5. Helping 'healthy' families
8 6. Families, war and welfare 6. Evacuation, separation and deprivation
9 7. The 'problem family' 7. Policing 'problem' families
10 8. Domestic violence and child abuse Essay return
Spring Term 1 9. Women and the family 8. Motherhood
2 10. Men and the family 9.Fatherhood
3 11. Old age 10. Growing old
4 12. Childhood 11. Growing up
5 13. Home and school Essay return
6 ~ Reading Week: no lectures or seminars ~
7 14. Teenagers 12. Hooligans or rebels? Delinquent youth
8 15. Sexuality and deviance 13. Sex and birth control
9 16. Fertitlity and family size Timed essay practice
10 17. Marriage Essay return
Summer Term 1 18. Separation and divorce 14. The state and family breakdown
2 19. The end of the family? 15. The 21st Century family
3 20. Conclusions Revision