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This course is designed to provide students with a variety of theoretical perspectives to understanding families. It considers the diversity of families including exploration of cultural differences, same-sex parents, single parents and blended families. The role of marriage is examined, as well as childbearing and socialization. Issues such as middle age, empty nest, aging in the family, and special concerns such as chronic illness, disability, alcoholism, violence, and poverty are introduced.This is a student resource site that compliments the face to face classroom instruction.

A 180-210 hour practicum located in a Human Service setting. This practicum requires students to work directly with children, adults and/or youths in order to promote professional skill acquisition and integration. Emphasis is placed on observation and recording skills, awareness of personal functioning in relation to the children, adults and/or youths. The ability to demonstrate beginning level case management planning. Intervention, and case-presentation skills with both a one-to-one focus and a group focus are also emphasized. The student’s primary purpose is to be able to demonstrate the understanding of professional competencies at an agency that delivers services within the field of Human Services. The student must be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and self-awareness relevant to the field.

This is "home base" for your fully on-line Fam 180 course

FAM 180, Family Dynamics, is designed to provide students with a variety of theoretical perspectives to understanding families.  It considers the diversity of families through the lenses of the life course perspective and political policies. Family formation, parenting, separation and divorce and aging are all examined.  Family issues are also considered, including marriage and death rituals, work and poverty, same sex relationships, disabilities and immigrants. Policies that affect families are explored through an examination of violence in the family and political trends. The course is intended to be a foundation for further study of families.