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Family Social Science Minor

Family Social Science
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
See major description for more information.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Courses
FSOS 1101 - Intimate Relationships [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
FSOS 3102 - Family Systems and Diversity [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· FSOS 2103 - Family Policy (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 3101 - Personal and Family Finances (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 3104 - Global and Diverse Families [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 3426 - Alcohol and Drugs: Families and Culture (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 4101 - Sexuality and Gender in Families and Close Relationships (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 4104W - Family Psychology [WI] (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 4106 - Family Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 4152 - Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People in Families (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 4154W - Families and Aging [WI] (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 4155 - Parent-Child Relationships (3.0 cr)
 
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FSOS 1101 - Intimate Relationships (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Couple dynamics. Overview of how to develop, maintain, and terminate an intimate relationship. Communication, conflict resolution, power, roles. Programs for marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, and marital therapy.
FSOS 3102 - Family Systems and Diversity (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00529 - FSoS 3102/5101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Family systems/theories applied to dynamics/processes relevant to family life. Diversity issues related to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability. Divorce, single parenthood, remarriage. Family strengths/problems. prereq: At least soph or instr consent
FSOS 2103 - Family Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01577 - FSOS 2103/4103
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Connections between policies that governments enact, and families and their well-being. Conceptual frameworks for influences underlying policy choices. Evaluating consequences of such choices for diverse families.
FSOS 3101 - Personal and Family Finances
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: FSOS 4106 is a recommended prerequisite for this course.
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of personal/family financial management principles. Financial planning of savings, investments, credit, mortgages, and taxation. Life, disability, health, and property insurance. Public/private pensions. Estate planning. prereq: FSOS 4106 is a recommended prerequisite for this course.
FSOS 3104 - Global and Diverse Families (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: FSoS 3104/4102
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Perspectives on family dynamics of various racial/ethnic populations in the United States/other countries in context of national/international economic, political, and social processes. prereq: at least Soph or instr consent
FSOS 3426 - Alcohol and Drugs: Families and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: FSoS 3426/5426
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Psychology/sociology of drug use/abuse. Life-span, epidemiological, familial, cultural data regarding use. Fundamentals of licit/illicit drug use behavior. Variables of gender, ethnicity, social class, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability.
FSOS 4101 - Sexuality and Gender in Families and Close Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Human ecology/development as frameworks for examining sexuality in close relationships. Diversity of sexual beliefs, attitudes, behaviors within differing social contexts. Using scientific knowledge to promote sexual health among individuals, couples, families through various life stages. prereq: At least jr or instr consent
FSOS 4104W - Family Psychology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Processes in families of origin, families of choice, and other close relationships, within diverse social contexts. Evaluating current research on family dynamics within/across generations. prereq: At least jr or instr consent
FSOS 4106 - Family Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of how individuals/families use interpersonal, economic, natural, and community resources to make decisions, solve problems, and achieve central life purposes.
FSOS 4152 - Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People in Families
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Perspectives on gay, lesbian, and bisexuals (GLB) in families. Unique contributions of GLB to understanding diversity among families. Homophobia, mythologies, coming-out, identity, gender, social networks, intimacy, sexuality, children, parenting, aging, AIDS, ethnicity. prereq: At least jr or instr consent
FSOS 4154W - Families and Aging (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Aging families from diverse socioeconomic/cultural groups as complex multigenerational systems interacting within ever-changing social structures. prereq: At least jr or instr consent
FSOS 4155 - Parent-Child Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
History, theories, research, and contemporary practices of parent-child relationships in diverse families/cultures across the life span. Preparation for professionals in education, social work, and other human service occupations. prereq: At least jr or instr consent