University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Family and Social Relations

Department of Family Studies, College of Family and Consumer Studies.

The Family and Social Relations major focuses on issues such as the increasing variation in family structure, the work/family balance, gender socialization, changing roles of women and men, poverty, violence, and abuse and family policy. The major combines social science research knowledge with practical experience gained through course work and field placements in the community. Students who select this major are interested in a career that requires an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex and changing interrelationships among individual development, family systems, communities and the larger culture. There is flexibility in the major for students to select courses which can be used to facilitate career goals in such areas as community mental health, child welfare, family counselling, divorce mediation, family life education, and family social services.

Graduates may proceed to post-graduate professional studies in such fields as family therapy, law, social work, education and medicine.

All students in the Family and Social Relations major must successfully complete a minimum of 40 courses including the core of 25 required courses and 3 restricted electives, as outlined in the Schedule of Studies. Students will normally register for courses according to the semesters indicated below for Fall and Winter sequencing. Those who register for spring semesters and other students for whom the semester offerings present difficulty may, where they have the approval of their departmental advisor, take some courses in alternative semesters.


Semester 1

80-120 Dynamics of Behaviour
86-110 Sociology
One of 37-120, 37-140, 44-120.
Two electives or restricted electives.

Note: one course must be15-102 if the student does not have standing in OAC Biology or equivalent.

Semester 2

39-201 Couple and Family Relationships
71-101 Nutrition and Society
80-110 Principles of Behaviour
Two electives or restricted electives.

Semester 3

21-227 Development in Early and Middle Childhood
26-210 Personal and Family Finance
39-210 Development of Human Sexuality
89-208 Introductory Applied Statistics I
One elective or restricted elective.

Semester 4

21-308 Adolescent Development
26-202 Information Management
39-206 Adult Development and Aging
89-209 Introductory Applied Statistics II
One elective or restricted elective.

Semester 5

39-304 Parenting: Research and Applications
39-306 Principles of Social Gerontology
39-307 Research Methods - Family Studies
Two electives or restricted electives.

Semester 6

39-312 Families in Canadian Context
39-340 Communication in Family Consultation
Three electives or restricted electives.

Semester 7

39-402 Family Theory
39-406 Practicum-Family Studies I
39-410 Dynamics of Group and Family Functioning
Two electives or restricted electives.

Semester 8

21-400 Issues in Child and Family Welfare
39-428 Practicum - Family Studies II
Three electives or restricted electives.

Restricted Electives:

One of:
40-100 Concepts in Human Genetics
80-241 Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience, I
98-200 Concepts of Physiology
One of:
74-206 Philosophy of Feminism
85-220 Introduction to Women's Studies
86-340 Sociology of Gender
One of:
49-280 The History of the Modern Family
74-100 Introductory Philosophy
74-101 Social and Political Issues
74-207 Philosophy of the Environment
74-210 Critical Thinking
74-218 Philosophy of Science
80-231 Introduction to Social Psychology
Courses in different departments which complement the major and which may be taken as electives include:
21-211 The Exceptional Child in the Family
21-226 Infant Development
26-100 Marketing
26-180 Housing and Community Planning
26-260 Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
26-281 Social Aspects of Housing
38-308 Technology in Extension
38-310 Teaching and Learning in Non-Formal Education
38-402 Rural Extension in Change and Development
39-405 Mental Health Principles
39-420 Issues in Human Sexuality
71-205 Family and Community Nutrition
71-407 Nutrition Education
80-231 Introduction to Social Psychology
80-331 Applied Social Psychology
86-207 Social Deviance
86-308 Social Planning

Note: Students intending to apply for admission to a graduate program should include among their electives both 39-481 and 39-4911:2.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Applied Science -- B.A.Sc.

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