Family Studies

Department of Social Work

FAM 133. The Contemporary Family. 3 credits.

Concepts of variations in forms and lifestyles of families. Consideration is given to the family life cycle and the interdependency between the family and society.

FAM 300. Child Development. 3 credits.

A study of the factors influencing the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of the young child. Emphasis is given to the importance of family relations and development of observational skills. Prerequisite: GPSYC 101 or GPSYC 160 or equivalent.

FAM 330. Family Relations. 3 credits.

A study of the relations in modern family living with emphasis on dating, courtship, marriage, marital adjustments and intergeneration relations.

FAM 335. Parents Throughout the Life Cycle. 3 credits.

Explores the realities of being a mother and father to infants, children, Teenagers, adults and aging adults. Considers parenting strategies and current issues of parenting.

FAM/GERN/SOWK 375. Grant Writing for Agencies. 3 credits.

A collaborative course, which emphasizes active learning, teaches basic skills on proposal writing. Students and agency representatives learn the importance of grant writing for agencies/organizations and research projects often needed to complete graduate education. There is a potential for a grant submission by the end of the semester.

FAM/SOWK 385. Acting Out Teen Theatre. 3 credits.

Students are trained to facilitate a semester-long, weekly theater program  with 12-18 year old middle and high school students. Students analyze group dynamics, apply theory and provide program structure. The semester ends with the teen production of an original script.

FAM/SOWK 386. Acting OutREACH. 3 credits.

Students learn about issues currently facing teens, parents and  schools. Students are trained to apply theory and function as staff for the Acting OutREACH Program. Students take issue-centered programs to alternative education and after-school programs at middle and high schools in the community.

FAM 400. Issues and Applications. 3 credits.

This seminar is designed to integrate and apply knowledge from the studentís major and the family studies minor. A substantial, in-depth individualized project will strengthen the studentís capabilities in research, information access and self-directed learning. Prerequisites: FAM 133 or SOCI 276, three additional courses in the family studies minor and junior or senior standing.

FAM 487. Special Topics in Family Studies. 3 credits.

Examination of selected topics that are of current importance to family studies. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: FAM 133 or SOCI 276.

FAM 490. Special Studies in Family Studies. 1-3 credits.

The course is designed to give capable students in family studies an opportunity to complete independent study under faculty supervision. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: FAM 133 or SOCI 276 and two additional courses in the family studies minor or permission of the instructor.

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