Theories in Family Perspective

Theories in Family Perspective
Introduction of major theoretical perspectives and of philosophical issues. Readings include representative papers applying theoretical and philosophic tenets.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSFL 101 & STAT 121 & SFL 290; SFL 160 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining SFL 336
Course Outcomes

Content and Theory

Recognize important philosophical foundations of social research methods and theory.

Identify and understand the basic components of eight family theories.

Compare and contrast the philosophical underpinnings (assumptions and implications) of theories.

Research and Evaluation Methodologies

  • Apply theory to family focused research.

Effective Writing and Analysis

  • Represent your own ideas about family life using theoretical language.
  • Write more clearly about your ideas and the ideas of other family social scientists.