Department of Sociology

Corey McZeal


M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Corey McZeal

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Interests


Family and Family Dynamics, Gerontology

Biography


Corey James McZeal is a doctoral candidate in the sociology department at the University of Texas at Austin. Originally from Lafayette, LA, he received his undergraduate degree in sociology from Louisiana State University in 2012.

Corey’s M.A. thesis was an ethnographic study of the rock climbing culture in Austin, exploring the meaning climbers attach to their activity and the processes that lead them into and keep them involved in the sport. His dissertation research focuses on the unpaid caregiving of elderly or infirmed family members. The study explores the transformations in role expectations and family dynamics that take place during this progression and how families readjust and adapt to these changes.

Corey is a graduate fellow in the Urban Ethnography Lab.

Courses


SOC 307C • Amer Families Past And Present

45300 • Fall 2017
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM CAL 100
Description:
 
In this class we will examine different facets of families in the United States using three broad strategies: we will (1) study early conceptions of American family life; (2) examine how families have evolved over time due to changes in social life, public policy, and world events; and (3) assess the state of contemporary American families and how they may change in the future. We will examine the trends over time in specific aspects of the family, including marriage, cohabitation, mate selection, divorce, parenthood, and work-family balance. 
 
Readings:
 
I don't assign a textbook; instead, throughout the semester I will assign articles from the New York Times, NPR, etc.
 
Grading:
 
There will be three exams in the class, each covering 1/3 of the material with no cumulative final.
 
 
 

 

SOC 307C • Amer Families Past And Present

45278 • Fall 2016
Meets MW 12:30PM-2:00PM CLA 0.128

Description

This course examines sociological trends over time in specific aspects of family life, including marriage, cohabitation, mate selection, divorce, parenthood, family structure, and work-family balance. Explores how both individual actions and structural changes influence these trends.

Readings

There will be required weekly readings  of journal articles and newspaper articles.

Grading (tentative)

Two exams, two papers, and multiple in-class writing assignments as assessment

 

SOC 307C • Amer Families Past And Present

44420 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM CLA 1.106

Description

This course examines sociological trends over time in specific aspects of family life, including marriage, cohabitation, mate selection, divorce, parenthood, family structure, and work-family balance. Explores how both individual actions and structural changes influence these trends.

Readings

There will be required weekly readings  of journal articles and newspaper articles.

Grading (tentative)

Two exams, two papers, and multiple in-class writing assignments as assessment

 

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