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Family Studies Minor

Examine the family from multiple perspectives, giving special attention to changes in the American family over time and across ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Look at various methods for working with families and helping the family remain strong and healthy.

Requirements for the Minor

  • CD 251 Children, Families & Their Communities
  • CD 350 Perspectives: Life-Span Development
  • CD 479 Policy Analysis & Advocacy [completion of other courses in minor required]

Contemporary Family Dynamics

  • Minimum of one course from:
  • CD 352 Parent/Child Relationships
  • PSYC 303 Family Relations in Contemporary Society
  • SOC 306 The Changing Family Cultural Variations

Cultural Variations

  • Minimum of one course from:
  • CD 467 Working with Culturally Diverse Families
  • COMM 322 Intercultural Communication
    AIE 335 Social Cultural Considerations

Interacting with Families

  • Minimum of one course from:
  • CD 366 Exceptional Children& Their Families*
  • AIE 435 AIE: Counseling Issues
  • SW 440 Family Social Work
  • AIE 335 Social Cultural Considerations
  • * CD 366 may be used for Interacting with
    Families or Special Family topics section,
    but not both.

Special Family Topics

  • Minimum of 3 units from:
  • CD 362 Children & Stress
  • CD 366 Exceptional Children & Their Families*
  • SW 431 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SW 480 Special Topics
  • * CD 366 may be used for Interacting with
    Families or Special Family topics section,
    but not both.