The Family and Public Policy

The Family and Public Policy
Investigation of public policy processes related to legislation and laws affecting home economics/home and family life. Funding and grantsmanship.
SFL
489
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSFL 101 & STAT 121 & SFL 290; SFL 160 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining SFL 489
Course Outcomes

Family Studies Content and Theory

Demonstrate an understanding of why we are called to be aware and involved as "responsible citizens" (and "officers of government") to "strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society."

Family Studies Content and Theory

Demonstrate an in depth understanding of how law and public policy strive-and struggle-to help couples form and sustain healthy marriages and reduce divorce.

Family Studies Content and Theory

Demonstrate a broader, general understanding of other family related policy and legislation designed to strengthen family life and children's development.

Family Studies Content and Theory

Utilize experience gained in the class in preparing to influence family policy bypreparing a legislative testimony or similar document on a chosen topic.

Family Studies Content and Theory

Become involved in an effort to promote (or oppose) some legal or public policy initiative in an attempt to "strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society".