Study Programmes 2017-2018
SOCI1088-3  
Family sociology
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Master in sociology, professional focus in immigration studies3
Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)3
Master in sociology (120 ECTS)3
Master in labour sciences (120 ECTS)3
Master in labour sciences (60 ECTS)3
Specialised master in gender studies5
Master in psychology : general (120 ECTS)3
University certificate in clinical psychology with a focus on psychopathology3
Lecturer :
Claire Gavray
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
theoretical approach : historical approach of families and of family sociology (presentation of theories and authors) -discussion of recent research results concerning demography, families and their evolution, family policies, links private life/professional life, intrafamily violences, gender hierarchies...
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
to give students the necessary tools for a critical approach and analyse of contemporary evolution linked with 'family' and families realities ; links between family and other social spheres; evolution of power and resources between social and gender groups
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
nothing else than a high interest for the topic . Pupils are asked to attend a maximum of courses.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
reading of papers and meetings with field specialists. Presentation of field surveys and recent data.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Sociologists and researchers are invited ; videos and movies are used ... Students will join a conference or activity on the theme. If problem of participation, contact before mid-october
! Theoritical course from october > december.
Recommended or required readings :
notes, pp  and articles regularly available on line
Assessment methods and criteria :
written exam
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
the course takes place during the first semester and the exam in january.
Contacts :
Claire Gavray , B33
Items online :
sociology of family
schedule