Summer 2021 - SA 331 D100
Politics of the Family (S) (4)
Class Number: 1977
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
May 12 – Aug 9, 2021: Mon, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Canvas email only
Office Hours: By appointment via Bb Collaborate Ultra
Prerequisites:SA 101 or 150 or 201W.
A sociological examination of the contested nature of contemporary domestic and intimate relations. The course will focus on debates arising from equality movement politics (e.g. gender, sexuality, race).
This course will provide students with an introduction to the relationship between the family unit and society. The main objectives of the course are twofold. First, students will examine continuity and change in contemporary Canadian family forms in the context of diverse cultures and periods. We will investigate how social, economic and demographic changes in Canadian society have reshaped family forms and practices over the past century. Second, we will examine challenges in everyday family life and how social and economic factors impact upon family relations. A feminist lens will be applied, with particular attention given to the importance of gender in understanding and conceptualizing different forms of family life. Students will be expected to contribute to and participate in a social policy conference aimed at taking a practical look at how policy impacts upon particular aspects of family life.
- Blogs (3 x 10%) 30%
- Conference policy presentation 10%
- Midterm exam 30%
- Reflection paper 30%
Grading: Where a final exam is scheduled and the student does not write the exam or withdraw from the course before the deadline date, an N grade will be assigned. Unless otherwise specified on the course syllabus, all graded assignments for this course must be completed for a final grade other than N to be assigned. An N is considered as an F for the purposes of scholastic standing.
Grading System: The Undergraduate Course Grading System is as follows:
A+ (95-100) | A (90-94) | A- (85-89) | B+ (80-84) | B (75-79) | B- (70-74) | C+ (65-69) | C (60-64) | C- (55-59) | D (50-54) | F (0-49) | N*
*N standing to indicate the student did not complete course requirements
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Centre for Accessible Learning: Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Please see SFU Bookstore website for information on textbook purchase options.
Albanese, P. (2018). Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives, 4th ed. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).