Family Relationships Minor

This minor examines the diversity and complexity of family relationships across the life course. Courses focus on family diversity, couple relationships, sexuality, parenting, and human development. Students desiring to increase their knowledge about families in order to enhance their career opportunities will find this minor of interest.

A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in this minor. No courses may be taken credit/no-credit. Students planning to take this minor should consult with the chief departmental advisor. This minor includes Thematic Sequences FSW 3 Families and Sexuality Across the Life Course and FSW 4 Children in Families. This minor is not open to students majoring in Family Science. This minor is open to Social Work majors but will not be counted toward completion of their Global Miami Plan requirements. At least 12 credit hours must be taken in the Department of Family Science and Social Work.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Core Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Family School and Community Connections
Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle
Sociology of Families
Select the following:
FSW/WGS 361Couple Relationships: Diversity and Change3
FSW 365Family Life Sexuality Education Across Cultures3
FSW 494Internship with Families and Children3
Human Development Foundation
Select one of the following:3
Children and Families: Ages Conception - 12
Interpersonal Perspectives on Adulthood and Aging
Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-25
Family Science Electives
Select one of the following:3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Family Poverty
The Family Life Education Process
Family Violence
Family Policy and Law
Family Theories
Total Credit Hours18