notes 1 - Sociology of the Life Course SOC 308 Professor...

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Sociology of the Life Course SOC 308 Professor Kristen Schultz Lee (Office hours: Th 2-3) TA: Sarah Glann [email protected] Overview o Collect some student information o What is the life course perspective? What do life course scholars study? o Examples of life course research questions o What does it mean to study the life course from a sociological perspective? o Review syllabus and course expectations o Design a study of marital happiness Where do our models of an appropriate life course come from? o Media o Public Policy: For example: Social Security o Parents: Role modeling Socialization: o Institutional Policies and Norms Schools Freshman orientation Class schedules Workplaces Incoming cohorts of workers relatively age-homogeneous Expected age at retirement Benefits for full-time employment; few opportunities for part-time work What is the sociology of the life course? o The life course perspective is an approach to the study of human behavior that emphasizes: o Socio-historical context o Linked lives o Agency within constraints
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '11 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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