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Academic Calendar 2014 AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY COLLEGES AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY COLLEGE COURSE INFORMATION Family Studies (AC)
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Family Studies (AC)
Family Studies 1010A/B - Introduction to Families in Canada
This introductory course explains the field of Family Studies, examining the factors that shape family life, from individual psychology to group dynamics to social forces such as the workplace, the economy, and the government. Families are considered across the life course, and family diversity is highlighted.
Antirequisite(s): Family Studies 1020
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 1015A/B - Close Relationships
Intimate relationships, like those found between marital or dating partners, are examined from a social science perspective, looking at love, mate selection, attachment, loneliness, conflict, relationship dissolution, and factors contributing to successful long-term relationships. Other close relationships also are considered, such as those between friends or parents and children.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 1020 - Introduction to Family Studies
A multi-disciplinary approach to the family as a biological, social, economic, legal and political unit, continually changing and adapting to a variety of pressures. This course provides students with a broad grounding in the family in the current Canadian context, and examines cultural and historical variation.
Antirequisite(s): Family Studies 1010A/B
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 2200E - Families Across the Lifespan
This course considers issues affecting Canadian families today, with attention to diversity within and between families. Families at different stages of the life course are examined, including topics such as mate selection, parenting, work and family, and elder care. Familiesí forms, functions, stresses, and changes will be examined in depth.
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Prerequisite(s): Family Studies 1020 or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 2225 - Immigration and New Canadian Families
This course examines family practices cross-culturally, especially how they are affected by contemporary immigration. Many issues facing immigrant families are covered including childrearing, parenting, gender relations, identity reconstruction, and sociocultural adaptation in the new country. Immigration history, policies, and programs/services related to immigrant families in Canada are examined.
Antirequisite(s): The former Family Studies 2225E, Sociology 3381F/G.
Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 2226A/B - Parenting
Using parenting theory and research, this course investigates the topic of parenting in-depth, exploring relevant topics such as infant development, parent-child communication, gender socialization, discipline, and more.
Antirequisite(s): Family Studies 2200E if taken in 2010-11 or 2011-12.
Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course, or permission of instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 2235 - Introduction to Counselling
This course introduces students to the basics of counselling within the context of the study of Family Studies. Students will learn about the history of the counselling professions, will gain an understanding of various approaches, skills, and work settings, and will consider the role of counselling among diverse populations, including adolescents, couples, and families. Topics include ethical and legal aspects, assessment, individual and group counselling, and research, use of technology, and multicultural issues having to do with counselling.
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Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course, or permission of instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 2300A/B - Understanding Family Research
Students will become familiar with the primary research methods used by Family Studies professionals. Other topics such as research ethics will be covered.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 units of 1000-level Family Studies courses.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 2240A/B-2242A/B - Special Topics in Family Studies
Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
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Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course, or permission of instructor.
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Extra Information: 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 2250A/B - Family Policy in Canada
An examination of government policies affecting families in Canada. Areas of family policy considered include child care, parental leave, income support, tax benefits, and pension arrangements. Course reveals the importance of government for Canadian families and their successful development.
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Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course, or permission of instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 2252A/B - Comparative Family Policy
A course that compares government policies for families in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world. Policies for child care, parental leave, income support, pensions and other areas are considered. Course shows how international comparisons can lead to better family policies in Canada and elsewhere.
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Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course, or permission of instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 2260A/B - Middle Childhood and Adolescence
This course investigates middle childhood and adolescence, exploring these developmental stages as they intersect with family, society, and cultural contexts.
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Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course, or permission of instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 2265A/B - Midlife and the Elder Years
This course investigates the midlife and elder stages of life, topics of great importance to Canadian society given the aging of the population. Areas considered may include psychological adjustment, social networks, career and family changes, health care, elder care, and adaptation to transition.
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Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course, or permission of instructor
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 3305A/B - Family Needs and Resources
This course focuses on managing family resources and family decision making processes using multidisciplinary perspectives. Current real world examples, family diversity, and future challenges are discussed.
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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 units of Family Studies 2000-level courses, or permission of instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 3310A/B - Work/Life Balance: Choices and Challenges
This course examines the social forces that shape life choices for women. Particular attention is given to the increased opportunity for education and paid employment that Canadian women now have and how that impacts their lives. How women balance work, family, and other life domains is considered.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 units of 2000-level Family Studies courses or permission of the instructor.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 3320A/B - Family Practices in a Global World
This course examines the family practices found in the West today. Due to migration patterns, and new social dynamics in Western society, the family constellation is increasingly complex and reflective of cultural background and beliefs. Consideration will be given to these family practices, including how the media portrays them.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Family Studies course (or equivalent) at the 2000-level or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 3325A/B - Diversity and the Canadian Family
This course examines contemporary diversity as it impacts individuals and families. Its psychosocial approach enables students to think through their own perspectives on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, and more in preparation for working with people from diverse backgrounds.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Family Studies course (or equivalent) at the 2000-level or permission of the instructor.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 3330F/G - Media and Family
This course explores the role of media in family life. Topics may include how media such as television and the internet are used by family members, and how media influence ideas about family such as through romantic ideals and stereotypes.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 units of Family Studies 2000-level courses, or permission of instructor.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 3340F/G - Family Resilience
This course explores the topic of family resilience, using a strengths-based perspective to examine how and why some families are able to survive and rebound from adversity, trauma, or persistent challenges over the life course, while others do not.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 units of Family Studies 2000-level courses, or permission of instructor.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 3345A/B - Family Violence
Family violence is examined from a variety of theoretical perspectives, such as feminist, exchange, and systems. Dating violence, violence in marriage and marriage-like relationships, child abuse, and elder abuse are considered.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 units of Family Studies 2000-level courses, or enrolment in third or fourth year of the Major in Law, Crime, and Deviance or Honors Specialization in Crime and Communities modules, or permission of instructor.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 3350A/B-3352A/B - Special Topics in Family Studies
Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Family Studies 2000-level course or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 4220A/B - Theoretical Perspectives in Family Studies Research
Students will be introduced to the major theoretical frameworks used by social scientists to explain variation in family life including life span, life course, developmental, social learning, social exchange, social conflict, symbolic interactionist, ecological, family systems and feminist theory perspectives.
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Prerequisite(s): A 3000-level Family Studies course or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 4230A/B - Qualitative Research in Family Studies
An introduction to qualitative research and its application to the study of the family. Topics to be considered include participant observation, interview skills, life histories and methods of analysis.
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Prerequisite(s): A 3000-level Family Studies course or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 4402A/B - Selected Topics in Family Studies
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment restricted to third and fourth year Family Studies students at Brescia; others by permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 4403 - Practicum in Family Studies
Supervised field placement in family-focused community organizations. Enrolment limited to third and fourth year Brescia Family Studies students who meet volunteer/service background guidelines.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): A 3000-level Family Studies course or permission of the instructor. Restricted to students in their 3rd or 4th year.
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Extra Information: 3 seminar/practicum hours, 1.0 course.
Note: Enrolment by permission of instructor only. Please contact the instructor to submit an application and a transcript. Enrolment is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 4450A/B-4452A/B - Special Topics in Family Studies
Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Family Studies 3000-level course or permission of the instructor.
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Extra Information: 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Family Studies 4455A/B - Independent Study
This course is not part of the regular curriculum, and will be offered based on student interests and needs. Students must be enrolled in 3rd or 4th year of Family Studies and have the permission of the department.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): One 2000-level Family Studies course.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
(Brescia)
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Academic Calendar 2014 AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY COLLEGES AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY COLLEGE COURSE INFORMATION Family Studies (AC)
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