Learning Objectives

1.1 Identify different ways to define family.

1.2 Describe the impact of Standard North American Family ideologies on our perceptions of ourselves and others.

1.3 Differentiate between family structures and family processes.

1.4 Summarize the major historical and contemporary trends affecting families of the major ethnic groups in the United States.

1.5 Discuss how beliefs about families are in large part social, cultural, and historical constructions.