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WGST 3318 Balancing Acts: Negotiating Work and Family Life in the Contemporary United States

3 hours; 3 credits

Sociological exploration of the competing responsibilities of paid work and family work in the contemporary United States. Perspectives of women, men, and children on work-family negotiations and conflicts. Diversity of work-family arrangements as organized by the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality and nationality. Social policy for work-family balance. This course is the same as Sociology 3609.

Prerequisite and/or corequisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] with a grade of B- or higher, or Core Studies 3 with a grade of B- or higher, or Sociology *1101 [5], or Women's or Gender Studies 1001 [12], or Sociology 3607 [43.2] or permission of the program coordinator.


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