University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Family and Social Relations

Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

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 20.00 credits including the core of 13.50 required credits and 1.50 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*

PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology
0.50 from one of ENGL*1200, ENGL*1410, FREN*1200.
1.00 elective or restricted elective

Semester 2

FRHD*2010 [0.50] Couple and Family Relationships
NUTR*1010 [0.50] Nutrition and Society
PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour
1.00 elective or restricted elective

Semester 3

FRHD*2270 [0.50] Development in Early and Middle Childhood
COST*2100 [0.50] Personal Financial Management
FRHD*2100 [0.50] Development of Human Sexuality
STAT*2080 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics I
0.50 elective or restricted elective

Semester 4

FRHD*3080 [0.50] Adolescent Development
COST*2020 [0.50] Information Management
FRHD*2060 [0.50] Adult Development and Aging
STAT*2090 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics II
0.50 elective or restricted elective

Semester 5

FRHD*3040 [0.50] Parenting: Research and Applications
FRHD*3060 [0.50] Principles of Social Gerontology
FRHD*3070 [0.50] Research Methods - Family Studies
1.00 elective or restricted elective

Semester 6

FRHD*3120 [0.50] Families in Canadian Context
FRHD*3400 [0.50] Communication in Family Consultation
1.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 7

FRHD*4020 [0.50] Family Theory
FRHD*4061 [1.00] Practicum - Family Studies
FRHD*4100 [0.50] Dynamics of Group and Family Functioning
0.50 elective or restricted elective

Semester 8

FRHD*4130 [0.50] Issues in Child and Family Welfare
FRHD*4062 [1.00] Practicum - Family Studies
1.00 electives or restricted electives

*0.50 of the 1.00 elective in semester 1 must be BIOL*1020 if the student does not have standing in OAC Biology or equivalent

Restricted Electives

1 of:
MBG*1000 [0.50] Concepts in Human Genetics
PSYC*2410 [0.50] Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience, I
BIOM*2000 [0.50] Concepts of Physiology
1 of:
ANTH*3400 [0.50] The Anthropology of Gender
WMST*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Women's Studies
WMST*2000 [0.50] Women and Representation
HIST*2930 [0.50] Topics in the History of Women
PHIL*2060 [0.50] Philosophy of Feminism
PSYC*3300 [0.50] Topics in the Psychology of Women
1 of:
HIST*2800 [0.50] The History of the Modern Family
PHIL*1000 [0.50] Introductory Philosophy
PHIL*1010 [0.50] Social and Political Issues
PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
PHIL*2100 [0.50] Critical Thinking
PHIL*2180 [0.50] Philosophy of Science
PSYC*2310 [0.50] Introduction to Social Psychology
Courses which complement the major and which may be taken as electives include:
COST*1000 [0.50] Marketing
COST*1800 [0.50] Housing and Community Planning
COST*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
COST*2810 [0.50] Social Aspects of Housing
REXT*3080 [0.50] Technology in Extension
REXT*3100 [0.50] Teaching and Learning in Non-Formal Education
REXT*4020 [0.50] Rural Extension in Change and Development
FRHD*2110 [0.50] The Exceptional Child in the Family
FRHD*2260 [0.50] Infant Development
FRHD*4200 [0.50] Issues in Human Sexuality
NUTR*2050 [0.50] Family and Community Nutrition
NUTR*4070 [0.50] Nutrition Education
PSYC*2310 [0.50] Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYC*3310 [0.50] Applied Social Psychology
SOC*2070 [0.50] Social Deviance

Note: Students intending to apply for admission to a graduate program should include among their electives both FRHD*4810 and FRHD*4910.

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Last revised: January 1999.