Family Relationships Minor

(18-20 semester hours)

This minor examines the diversity and complexity of family relationships across the life course. Courses focus on family diversity, couple relationships, sexuality, parenting, and human development. Students desiring to increase their knowledge about families in order to enhance their career opportunities will find this minor of interest.

A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in this minor. No courses may be taken credit/no-credit. Students planning to take this minor should consult with the chief departmental advisor. This minor includes Thematic Sequences FSW 3 Families and Sexuality Across the Life Course and FSW 4 Children in Families. This minor is not open to students majoring in Family Studies. At least 12 credit hours must be taken in the Family Studies and Social Work department.

Program Requirements

All of these:

FSW 261 Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle (3) (MPF IIC) or

FSW/SOC 363 Sociology of Families (3)

FSW/WGS 361 Couple Relationships: Diversity and Change (3)

FSW 365 Family Life Sexuality Education Across Cultures (3)

FSW 494 Internship with Families and Children (3)

Take two from the following:

FSW 281 Child Development in Diverse Families (4)

FSW 381 Perspectives in Parenting (3)

FSW/GTY 466 Later Life Families (3)

FSW 475 Family Theories (3)

FSW 481 Adolescent Development in Diverse Families (3) MPT

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