Number of credits
Language(s) of instruction
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
the course takes place during the first semester and the exam in january.
Claire Gavray , B33
paper about violence in couple
paper to read and to discuss together
sociology of family
2 x .ppt
family and school
to be father
.ppt of Patrick Govers
le Goff new families
history of family (part 1)