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Family Studies Minor

The family studies minor examines the North American family and its alternatives from a multicultural, life-span perspective. It is designed to expose and engage students in a range of topics related to family function and structure in contemporary society. The minor explores families as social systems and various relational dynamics that function within families, including diversity and gender. Courses explore the internal dynamics of family functioning while contextualizing family processes in the larger field of social interactions and practices. This minor provides a framework for the application of theory and knowledge for students considering working in a variety of public and private social services agencies serving families. Students minoring in both family studies and sociology may have no more than two sociology courses in common. This minor can be combined with any major and minor. A minimum of 9 credits must be exclusive to the minor and cannot be counted toward any other majors/minors/certificate programs.

Family Studies Minor Requirements (18 credits)
Select 18 credits from the following courses:

PSYC 3550 Substance Abuse and the Family (3 credits)
SOCL 2130 Family Relationships (3 credits)
SOCL 2300 Family Communication (3 credits)
SOCL 3110 Gender, Sexuality and the Family (3 credits)
SOCL 3130 Family Systems (3 credits)
SOCL 3700 Ethnic Family Diversity (3 credits)
SOCL 3800 Family Life Cycle (3 credits)
SOCL 4200 Violence and the Family (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2013-2014 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.