Outcome: Marriage and Family

Define marriage and family

In this section, you’ll learn how family is defined and how family dynamics are changing and evolving.

What you’ll learn to do:

  • Describe society’s current understanding of family
  • Recognize changes in courtship, marriage and family patterns
  • Differentiate between lines of decent and residence

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading:┬áDefining Family
  • Reading: Marriage and Courtship Patterns
  • Reading: Lines of Descent and Family Stages
  • Self-Check: Marriage and Family
Supplemental Material

Watch this video about perceptions on modern dating and consider how you might respond to these same questions about relationships.