CFS 362 Cont Family Issues & Poverty

Prerequisite: CFS 207 (also WGS), junior standing, or permission of instructor

In-depth examination and ethical consideration of contemporary issues that affect family functions and relations with special attention to the effects of poverty. Includes an overview of family-science theories and addresses such topics as balancing needs of children and adults, divorce, single-parent families, stress, demographic shifts, work-related issues, sub-cultural variations, reproductive technologies, family violence, drug/alcohol abuse, foster care, and social services. Issues are examined through readings in professional journals and research-based publications and discussed in a seminar format.


1 Course Credit