Learning Objectives

  1. Describe some of the roles and functions of marriage and family in society.
  2. Discuss different marriage rules present in various societies.
  3. Distinguish between different exchanges of goods and rights in marriage.
  4. Compare and contrast different family and household structures.
  5. Explain how kinship is different from family, and discuss different forms of descent.
  6. Describe some differences in how societies classify kin, and list some principles of kinship classification.