FSW_261A_SYLLABUS_Fall_2011

FSW_261A_SYLLABUS_Fall_2011 - FSW 261-A Diverse Family...

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FSW 261-A: Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle Department of Family Studies and Social Work Miami University, Fall of 2011 Instructor: Katherine A. Kuvalanka, Ph.D. (a.k.a. “Dr. Kuvalanka,” “Professor Kuvalanka,” or “Dr. K”) Office: 101F McGuffey Hall Phone: 529-8058 Email: [email protected] Class Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am – 10:45am in 001 Upham Hall Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-2:30pm; most Wednesdays 10:30am-Noon; and by appointment Textbook : Lamanna, M. & Riedmann, A. (2011). Marriages, families, and relationships: Making choices in a diverse society, 11th Edition, Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. FYI: One copy of this text is kept on reserve at King Library. Course Description: A general introduction to the study of committed partnerships (e.g., marriage, cohabitation) and family relationships (primarily) in the United States. Current research and theories of committed partnerships and family relationships are presented, highlighting family-related choices that individuals make throughout the life cycle, as well as the factors that influence those choices. Course Objectives: Knowledge 1. To learn, apply and critique key theoretical perspectives for understanding and studying families. 2. To review and apply findings from pertinent empirical research in family development. 3. To identify the adaptations in family structure and interaction patterns during times of transition. 4. To examine the diversity of families in the U.S., as influenced by gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, socioeconomic class, and family structure and composition. 5. To examine the position of families and family members within the larger social context. 6. To develop an awareness and understanding of how individuals experience different family systems over the life course and the effect of these experiences. Skills 1. To apply and critique key family theoretical perspectives to various aspects and stages of family life. 2. To be able to apply knowledge of current and historical research in family development to aid in the understanding and advancement of families. 3. To be able to apply knowledge of the diversity of families (e.g., as influenced by gender, race, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, family structure, and composition) to aid in the understanding and advancement of families. 4. To develop awareness and respect for how individuals experience different family systems over the life course and the effect of these experiences. 5. Acquire an understanding of the position of the family and individual members within the larger social context. 6. To be familiar with appropriate community services and agencies that support children and families. 7.
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FSW_261A_SYLLABUS_Fall_2011 - FSW 261-A Diverse Family...

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