Family Sociology for SSW

SSWK 1002

The multiple variations of family structure, as well as the problems and issues facing families in the 21st century are discussed. Particular attention is paid to the exploration of Indigenous families historically and theoretically. Family development and family functions are examined in the context of environment: work, school and leisure. Approaches to prevention of family violence, sexual abuse and elder abuse are explored. Students are encouraged to conceptualize the study of family dynamics from a perspective of strength and resilience using an ecological framework. The inclusivity of family is explored within the context of a “Gender Based Plus” analysis while also utilizing a gerontological lens. Students are introduced to evidence-based practice and information literacy within the framework of Family Sociology.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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