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Sociology of the Family Offered Seated and Online this Fall


Surry Community College will be offering the class “Sociology of the Family” SOC-213 in a traditional seated classroom, as well as an online course for Fall 2020. The seated class will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17 through Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the main campus in Dobson. The online class will run Aug. 17 through Dec. 16, and will be entirely online.

Sociology Instructor Mecca Lowe says, “Sociology of the Family is an interesting course for students, and helpful for anyone who wants to understand family changes and social dynamics. In occupations, this course is helpful for those entering the medical field, education, social work, and anyone who will work with children or communities in an economic or social situation.”

Sociology Instructor Mecca Lowe will be teaching Sociology of the Family for the fall semester at Surry Community College. The class will be offered seated and online.

The course covers the institution of the family and other intimate relationships, including mate selection, gender roles, sexuality, communication, power and conflict, parenthood, diverse lifestyles, divorce and remarriage, and economic issues. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze the family as a social institution and the social forces that influence its development and change.

For more information on the class, contact Mecca Lowe at (336) 447-3930 or To register for the class, contact Student Services at (336) 386-3264 or Registration information is also available on The registration deadline for this class is Aug. 3.

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