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Family Theories and Diversity
THEORY/DIVERSI
CLASS CODE: CHILD 380 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Overview of theories used to study families. Exploration of multicultural issues related to children and families in home, school and community settings. Cultural diversity issues impacting professionals in the field of child studies.
DESCRIPTION: Overview of theories used to study families. Exploration of multicultural issues related to children and families in home, school and community settings. Cultural diversity issues impacting professionals in the field of child studies.
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OBJECTIVES: Each student will demonstrate:
Knowledge of theories used to study families
Knowledge of historical philosophies and events that have influenced public attitudes towards individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds
Knowledge of the current trends and issues in multicultural education, and the implications for families, students, and teachers
Knowledge of the complexities and diversities of the family structure within various cultural groups
The ability to identify and discuss current trends and issues related to culture, ethnicity, and race and their impact on the family
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: CHILD 100, CHILD 210
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003