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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FCS 3150 - Global Ecology of the Family


Study of families in the global environment, using social construction theory. Includes an examination of the following factors and influences on families: religion, ethnicity, education, economics, socio-political, family structure and dynamics, gender roles, meals/food preferences, access to healthcare, housing and geographic location, mass-media, relationships with other people (friendships, community and networking systems), and issues related to globalization and tribalism. A social constructionist perspective guides explanation of families from a variety of world cultures.

Credits: 3 hours

When Offered: Fall, Spring



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