Sociology of family and family policy


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL Faculty of Social, Political and Economics Sciences
DEPARTMENT Department of Social Policy
LEVEL OF STUDIES Level 6
COURSE CODE 83 SEMESTER 1Ο & 3Ο
COURSE TITLE Sociology of family and family policy
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
  3 6
Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.    
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

Scientific Area
PREREQUISITES: No
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: No?
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  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
The aim of this course is to introduce students in the modern approaches in the area of sociology of the family and family policy.

The course focuses on the social changes in family, gender roles within the family, the broader debate on the crisis of the family, the emergence of new family forms and types as well as on the new forms of protection provided within the framework of modern family policy.

Upon the successful completion of the course, students will be in the position to:

·         To perceive systematically the concept and meaning of the family institution.

·         To trace the consequences of broader changes in the structure of the labout market on the structure and function of the family institution.

·         To familiarize with diverse and critical feminist perspectives with regard to the role of family and the emergence of new family models.

·         To perceive the consequences of new information and communication technologies on the structure and role of the family.

·         To learn the historical evolution of family policy within the broader system of social protection.

General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Production of new research ideas

Decision making

Autonomous work

Equity and Inclusion

Critical thinking

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The courses expands over 13 weeks and is structured in the following way:

1. The emergence of the sociology of family as an independent scientific area

2. Family as an institution of private life

3. Structure and function of the family and gender roles

4. Wider socio-economic changes and their effects on the institution of family (organization and protection of the labour market)

5. Wider socio-economic changes and their effects on the institution of family (new ICT)

6. Alternative and critical approaches towards the family

7. Various facets of the crisis of the family in the modern world

8. Emergence of new family types and models.

9. Historical evolution of family policy in Europe.

10. Historical evolution of family policy in Greece.

11. Reconciliation of personal, family and work life

12. Social protection measures for motherhood and children in Greece.

13. Family law and divorce, joint custody of children arrangements.

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
Use of databases, eclass for communication and information sharing and powerpoint presentation in lectures and for students presentations
TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures 60
Interactive teaching 40
Independent work towards oral presentation 30
Presentation of oral assignment and feedback 20
Course total 150
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

 

Formative

Presentation of oral assignment during the course or written exams in the end of the semester (January/February) 100%

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Andre, M., 2000. Sociology of marriage and family. 5th ed. Translated and edited by L. M.  Mousourou. Athens: Gutenberg (in Greek).

Gouliarou,  A., 2010. The equality of gender principle n family law of 1983: Positive and negative sides in the everyday life of women, in  Μ. Haritou Fatourou, L. Arsel Tata & N. Adamaki (eds.), Removing barriers: Counselling and empowerment of women, Athens: Ellinika Grammata, 269-314 (in Greek).

Kogidou, D., 1995. Single-headed families: reality, perspectives, social policy. Athens: Livanis (in Greek).

Maratou-Alipranti, L. (ed.), 2002. Family and welfare state in the new millenium. Athens: Gutenberg/ΕΚΚΕ (in Greek).

Matsagganis, M., & Petroglou, Α. 2001. The social protection system and women, Athens: KETHI.text at: http://www.kethi.gr/attachments/171_GYNAIKES_SYSTIMA_KOINONIKIS_PROSTASIAS.pdf

Mouriki, Α., 2005. Gender equality in employment policy, in Μ. Karamesini & G. Kouzis (eds.), Employment policy: Bridging economic and social policy, Athens: Gutenberg, pp. 241-263 (in Greek).

Mousourou, M. L. 2005. Family and family policy. Athens: Gutenberg (in Greek).

Mousourou, M. L. & Stratigaki, Μ. ed, 2004. Family policy issues. Theoretical perspectives and empirical explorations. Athens: Gutenberg/ΚΕΚΜΟΚΟP (in Greek).

Mousourou, M. L. 2002. Sociology of modern family.5th ed. Athens: Gutenberg (in Greek).

Symeonidou, H. & Magdalinos, M., 2007. Family policies in the EU. Athens: Sakkoulas (in Greek).

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

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  1. a) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester), the means of submission, the grading system, the grade percentage of the assignment in the final grade and any other necessary information.
  2. b) in case of oral examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the distance learning platforms to be used, the technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the hyperlinks for the examination, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the oral exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.
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