In this course, students learn how family life affects individuals by examining the current theories and research on family systems. Learning strategies include role-playing demonstrations. Evaluation is based in part on individually-designed projects on the family of origin. Recommended: An introductory sociology or psychology course.
- Students will be required to analyze and interpret a systems-based approach to human wellness.
- Students will be required to apply the knowledge of theories to specific situations.
- Students will learn the historical perspective of how families impact the individual.
- Students will learn theories of how family life affects individuals.
- Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.