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Families, Gender, and Society

This concentration is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary view of family life in contemporary times, preparing students to work or to advance in careers requiring work with families, children, teens, and/or the elderly. Courses focus on analysis and examination of familial relationships, systems, and structures in varied settings.This concentration will work well as follow up to a Pre-K Associate degree or for those previously in early childhood education who have decided to apply their skills in other career fields.

Concentration Course Requirements

Take three (3) of the following:

ENG 262 Children's Literature (3)

FSW/KNH 207 Serving and Supporting Children, Youth, and Families (4)

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

FSW 281 Child Development in Diverse Families (4)

FSW 381 Parent-child Relations in Diverse Families (3)

PSY 231 Developmental Psychology (3)

SOC/WGS 203 Sociology of Gender Roles (3)

SOC/WGS 221 Human Sexuality (3)

WGS 201 Introduction to Women's Studies (3)

WGS 202 Introduction to GLBT Studies (3)

WGS/ENG 233 British Women Writers (3)

Take one (1) of the following:

FSW/SOC 363 (formerly SOC 361) Sociology of Families (3)

PHL 312 Contemporary Moral Problems (4)

WGS 301 Women and Difference: Intersections of Race, Class, and Sexuality (3)

AMS/HST/WGS 382 Women in American History (3)

Take one (1) of the following:

EDT 422 Studies in Educational Issues (3)

FSW/SOC/WGS 451 Family Violence (3)

FSW 481 Adolescent Development in Diverse Families (3)

GTY/SOC/WGS 463 Gender and Aging (3)

KNH 473 Children and Youth in Sport (3)