FS - Family Studies (FS)

FS 224. Introduction to Child Life and Family Studies. (3 Credits)

A study of children and families which focuses on the changes in families over time and the implications of those changes. Also examined are the socio-cultural issues that impact family development, structure and function. Attention is given to understanding the development of children and teens in the context of the family and other settings including medical. Additional topics covered include assessment, preparation, play, coping, family-centered care, and grief and loss within the family, This course fulfills the requirement set by the Child Life Council for the Certified Child Life Specialist. Also listed as FS 224 but creditable only in field for which registered.

FS 359. Special Course. (1-6 Credits)

Course number reserved for special courses offered from time to time in response to special circumstances. The courses are discipline specific with variable credit and when offered, they are identified by department content and credit.

FS 369. Special Course. (1-6 Credits)

Course number reserved for special courses offered from time to time in response to special circumstances. The courses are discipline specific with variable credit and when offered, they are identified by department content and credit.

FS 389. On-Campus Internship. (3 Credits)

FS 401. Family Life Education. (3 Credits)

The purpose of the course is to increase students’ understanding of the unique issues that children, youth, and families face and to help them to identify and apply appropriate research-based curricula that will help improve the quality of life of the families they serve. Students will become familiar with how to identify quality researchbased programs, establish program goals, implement quality family life education programs, and evaluate programs for effectiveness. Also listed as HES 401. Prerequisite: SO/WS 223 — Marriage & Family AND 3 additional credits of a CFLE approved course.