The American Family: Timeless but Ever-Changing

Dates: September 7 - October 12, 2017

Meets: Th from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Unitarian Church

Course Fee: $30.00

Please note: this course requires membership in 2017-18 Membership

Americans live in one of the world’s most diverse cultures, but one way we’re all the same is that we live in families. What makes American families unique, and how and why have our families changed over the past 500 years of American history? We will investigate the origins of America’s families and the ways that they have evolved over the centuries. The American family is both a timeless ideal to be cherished and preserved and a cultural institution that is resilient enough to adapt to ever-shifting social realities. The course will highlight the changing cultural, emotional, social and economic functions of American families, including the impact of evolving patterns of childrearing, courtship, marriage, fertility, aging, death and gender roles on family size and structure. We will examine Native American families, European and African families, Colonial American families, Victorian families and 20th Century American families. Instructors: Ken Winkle, professor, History, UNL Facilitator: Charlyne Berens
Fee: $30.00
Hours:9.00

Unitarian Church

6300 A Street Overflow parking is available at the Trinity Episcopal church across A street to the south.
Date Day Time Location
09/07/2017Thursday3 PM to 4:30 PM Unitarian Church
09/14/2017Thursday3 PM to 4:30 PM Unitarian Church
09/21/2017Thursday3 PM to 4:30 PM Unitarian Church
09/28/2017Thursday3 PM to 4:30 PM Unitarian Church
10/05/2017Thursday3 PM to 4:30 PM Unitarian Church
10/12/2017Thursday3 PM to 4:30 PM Unitarian Church

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