This course is a pre- or co-requisite course to all child and family study majors. It serves as an introductory study of the major theories of child, family, and community in the American system. The course concentrates on how these theories focus on child development, and how they take place in multiple settings. It looks at the people and agencies outside of the family. In addition, there is a concentration on the professional aspect needed in the major. We will discuss ongoing current issues in the field (state and national), the multiple organizations associated with the most relevant topics, and consider career opportunities in the ever-changing world of children, families, and communities.
Major credit for Child and Family Studies.