SWL227 - Community Studies: Families in Change

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Subject Title
Community Studies: Families in Change

Subject Description
This course will examine the multiple variations in family structure and the changing role of the family in today's society. Various styles and problems of modern family living will be explored. In addition, changing family structure, gender role expectations and ethnicity and the family will be studied. The implications for both service delivery and social policy and planning will be considered.

Credit Status
One credit in the Social Service Worker Diploma program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Trace the evolution of the family over the last century
2. Identify the different family structures operating in Canadian society today
3. Consider his/her own life experience in the context of patterns and trends in his/her family
4. Identify the stages of the family life cycle
5. Identify the theoretical frameworks used to understand and assess family functioning
6. Apply theories of family functioning to family situations for assessment purposes
7. Recognize pressures and problems faced by the modern Canadian family as a result of structural systemic issues

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