Study Programmes 2015-2016
Family sociology
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Master in Anthropology3
Master in Sociology3
Master in Labour sciences3
Master in Labour sciences3
Master in Psychology3
Certificat d'université en psychologie clinique à orientation psychopathologie3
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
Course 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 course :
to give students the necessary tools for a critical approach and analyse of contemporary phenomena linked with 'family' and families: divorce, monoparentality, professional insertion, gender....
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. An oral presentation on a theme is asked.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Sociologists and researchers are invited ; videos and movies are used ... 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 examination. Each student will also chose a topic linked to family and write  (for dec. 15)4-6 pages on the basis of at least  2 scientific articles. Half of the note for this exercice.  
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
the course takes place during the first semester and the exam in january
Contacts :
Claire Gavray , B33