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Family Social Science Minor

Family Social Science
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Family Social Science, 290 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108 (612-625-3116; fax: 612-625-4227).
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The program of study for the family social science graduate minor uses methods of social science to examine family systems and their interactions with various environments. The curriculum supports study in core family social science coursework including family theories, family research methods, and core family content.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Master's students must complete at least 6 credits of 5xxx or 8xxx coursework in family social science. Doctoral students must complete at least 12 credits of 5xxx or 8xxx coursework in family social science. All courses for the minor must be taken A-F and completed with a GPA of at least 3.00.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Doctoral
Required
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
Required
· FSOS 8001 - Conceptual Frameworks in the Family (3.0 cr)
FSOS 8101 - Family Stress, Coping, and Adaptation (3.0 cr)
FSOS 8xxx
FSOS 5014 - Quantitative Family Research Methods I (3.0 cr)
FSOS 5015 - Family Research Laboratory (1.0 cr)
or FSOS 8013 - Qualitative Family Research Methods (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 8014 - Quantitative Family Research Methods II (3.0 cr)
Masters
Required
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· FSOS 8001 - Conceptual Frameworks in the Family (3.0 cr)
FSOS Electives
FSOS 8101 - Family Stress, Coping, and Adaptation (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 5014 - Quantitative Family Research Methods I (3.0 cr)
FSOS 5015 - Family Research Laboratory (1.0 cr)
or FSOS 8013 - Qualitative Family Research Methods (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 8014 - Quantitative Family Research Methods II (3.0 cr)
 
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FSOS 8001 - Conceptual Frameworks in the Family
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major theoretical models about families, emphasizing sociohistorical context.
FSOS 8101 - Family Stress, Coping, and Adaptation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Helping families become more resilient to stress by decreasing vulnerability to crises and traumatic stress disorders. Students develop research or intervention proposal on family stress, coping, adaptation, crisis, trauma, or resilience. prereq: 8001 or equiv, research methods course
FSOS 5014 - Quantitative Family Research Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Family research methods, issues associated with multiple levels of analysis. Conducting family-focused data analyses using basic/intermediate methods (through ANOVA and multiple regression), including power analysis. Ethical issues involved in family research such as IRB/HIPAA regulations. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FSOS 5015 - Family Research Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of basic family research methods into experiential learning using statistical software. Analyses that correspond with problem situations in 5014 and that involve secondary data analyses. Using statistical software for basic family research. Preparation to work with quantitative family data sets. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FSOS 8013 - Qualitative Family Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Approaches to qualitative family research evaluation. Phenomenological, feminist, grounded theory, content analytic, ethnomethodological, ethnographic, program evaluation. Theory, research examples, student projects.
FSOS 8014 - Quantitative Family Research Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Quantitative research process, from developing research question to putting findings to use. Major course project basis for class discussion. Family research. Applying research knowledge to study of families. prereq: [5014 or equiv], [8001 or equiv], [two stat courses or instr consent]
FSOS 8001 - Conceptual Frameworks in the Family
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major theoretical models about families, emphasizing sociohistorical context.
FSOS 8101 - Family Stress, Coping, and Adaptation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Helping families become more resilient to stress by decreasing vulnerability to crises and traumatic stress disorders. Students develop research or intervention proposal on family stress, coping, adaptation, crisis, trauma, or resilience. prereq: 8001 or equiv, research methods course
FSOS 5014 - Quantitative Family Research Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Family research methods, issues associated with multiple levels of analysis. Conducting family-focused data analyses using basic/intermediate methods (through ANOVA and multiple regression), including power analysis. Ethical issues involved in family research such as IRB/HIPAA regulations. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FSOS 5015 - Family Research Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of basic family research methods into experiential learning using statistical software. Analyses that correspond with problem situations in 5014 and that involve secondary data analyses. Using statistical software for basic family research. Preparation to work with quantitative family data sets. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FSOS 8013 - Qualitative Family Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Approaches to qualitative family research evaluation. Phenomenological, feminist, grounded theory, content analytic, ethnomethodological, ethnographic, program evaluation. Theory, research examples, student projects.
FSOS 8014 - Quantitative Family Research Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Quantitative research process, from developing research question to putting findings to use. Major course project basis for class discussion. Family research. Applying research knowledge to study of families. prereq: [5014 or equiv], [8001 or equiv], [two stat courses or instr consent]