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Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FCS 3150 - Global Ecology of the Family

Study of families in the global environment, using social construction theory on the shared assumptions on how human society and cultures are viewed. The course 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. The course highlights the factors, structures, and dynamics that impact the functioning of family experiences across contexts. This course satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category.

Credits: 3 hours

When Offered: Fall, Spring

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