Courses

Sociology 24, Section 1

Families and Technology (1 unit, P/NP)

Continuing Lecturer Joanna Reed
Wednesday 10:00-11:00, 211 Dwinelle Hall, Class number: 32029

Technology offers new opportunities and threats to contemporary families across a broad variety of social contexts. In this seminar we will explore how different forms of technology affect relationships between family members and expectations for family roles and caregiving and are connected to old and new forms of social inequality. This class welcomes freshmen who are interested in an in-depth exploration of this topic in a low-pressure, highly interactive, seminar-style class.

Instructor Bio

Joanna Reed is a Continuing Lecturer in the UCB Sociology Department. Her teaching and research interests center around families, social inequality, labor, social policy and neighborhoods.

Faculty web site: https://sociology.berkeley.edu/visiting-faculty/joanna-reed

Note

We welcome freshmen who are interested in an in-depth exploration of a topic of interest to them, in a low-pressure, highly interactive, seminar-style class. Most classes in Sociology are large lectures, so this is an opportunity for a different type of engagement.