Learning Objectives

10.1 Discuss how definitions of families are socially constructed and change over time
10.2 Give examples of how each major theory approaches family
10.3 Explain how new families start in most Global North societies
10.4 Diagram and explain how the institution of family interacts with other institutions
10.5 Discuss why different societies react differently to same-sex marriage
10.6 Describe global patterns and policies that affect families and give examples