Director: Lynn Turner, Ph.D.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Family Studies website
The interdisciplinary minor in family studies allows students to combine theoretical and practical perspectives on the family and to become familiar with the various methodologies academic disciplines use to develop insights into the family.
Family Studies Minor
The minor consists of six courses (18 credit hours): two required courses (6 credit hours) and four courses (12 credit hours) of electives with at least one course from categories I-III listed below. Any substitutions must be approved by the program coordinator. For more information regarding declaring the minor and updates of approved courses see the Family Studies website.
- SOCI 2200 The Family should be taken before other courses in the minor, or at least as soon as the student has selected the minor.
- INFS 4953 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Family Studies should be taken last after the other five courses have been completed or during the student’s last year of study.
- Additional courses may be acceptable toward the requirements. See the program coordinator to receive prior approval for any courses not listed above or for any substitutions.
|SOCI 2200||The Family||3|
|INFS 4953||Interdisciplinary Seminar in Family Studies||3|
|Elective Courses: Choose four courses with at least one from each category listed below:||12|
|Category I- Family as Experience|
|Women and Men in Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|Studies in Genre|
|Culture and Health|
|Childhood in America|
|Women in Western Civilization|
|Race and Family|
|Family, Church, and Society|
|Category II - Family as System Within Society:|
|Mass Media and the American Family|
|Communication and Urban Families|
|Seminar in Communication Studies|
|Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society (Education majors only)|
|Introduction to Life-Span Developmental Psychology for Nursing Students|
|Developmental Psychology: Conception Through Adolescence|
|Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging|
|Psychology of Gender Roles (for non-PSYC majors)|
|Psychology of Marriage and Family (PSYC majors only)|
|Sociology of Aging|
|Sociology of Sex and Gender|
|Topics in Sociology|
|Category III - Family As Resource For Human Needs:|
|Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice|
|Family Violence and Public Intervention|
|Methods of Teaching Children/Youth with Exceptional Needs|
|Clinical Pathology and Pathophysiology|
|Social Welfare Policy and Services|
|Total Credit Hours||18|