SOCC29H3 Family and Gender in the Middle East

In this course, students read and evaluate recent research related to the sociology of families and gender in the modern Middle East. The course explores the diversity of family forms and processes across time and space in this region, where kinship structures have in the past been characterized as static and uniformly patriarchal. Topics covered include marriage, the life course, family nucleation, the work-family nexus, divorce, family violence, and masculinities.

Prerequisite: 

[[ SOCB05H3 or SOCB35H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3]] or [8.0 credits, including WSTB05H3 and enrolment in the Major in Women's and Gender Studies]

Enrolment Limits: 
60
Breadth Requirements: 
Social & Behavioural Sciences