Pre-requisite(s): SOCW 2020, SOCW 2030
This course focuses on initial introduction to the concept of families throughout the human life cycle. Using a biopychosocial approach, the course explores the changing family structure from initial courtship and marriage, having infants and toddlers, young children, teenagers, adult children, and grandparenthood along with caring for elderly parents and relations. Influences upon family (economic, cultural, ethnic, etc.) along with changes to traditional family structures (single parent, gay/l.esbian, divorce) will be explored. As a clinical practice course, students will be expected to participate in interpersonal sharing and activities.