The Family Studies program offers a basic course in family life and additional coordinated courses to provide students with a foundation in family systems emphasizing development, processes, theory, diverse forms and ecological relationships to other groups and institutions. The program is designed for students interested in family life issues for their own personal development or as a foundation for pursuing further appropriate training for family life related careers. The basic course, 210 Family Life, is open to all students. Those interested in further study should consult with the advisor and select additional courses, depending on interest, from COMM 210; ENGL 332; SOC 200; PSYC 213, 214, 420; Social Welfare 160, 340; and WGST 230. For in-depth individual study, students may consult with the advisor. The Family Studies program is funded through a generous gift from the Harold W. and Violet M. Jaeke Foundation.
FAMS-210 Family Life (3 Credits)
(PS) An introduction to family processes and diversity. Focus varies and may include an emphasis on communication, family narratives, public policy, parenting and specific applications to family functioning.