Special Study in Home Economics: Family Studies

EDCP 494 (3.0) Online – Course Outline

EVALUATION

  • Weekly Responses and Discussion
  • Module 1: Major Group Assignment
  • Module 2: Issue Analysis
  • Module 3: Case Study
  • Module 4: Housing Fact Sheets/Backgrounder

DESCRIPTION

Family Studies (EDCP 494) is one of a series of online special study courses designed to provide background knowledge for teachers of home economics or for those considering teaching home economics as a career.

Family Studies involves examining family life and issues from a variety of perspectives. This course will focus on the major topics taught in Family Studies in secondary schools: human growth and development; families in society; family and interpersonal relationships; parenting; and housing and living environments. The goal of this online course is to provide background information and knowledge in Family Studies for current or potential teachers of home economics.

OBJECTIVES

  • To become familiar with terminology related to the study of families
  • To become familiar with current trends and issues facing families
  • To evaluate and apply theoretical frameworks used in the study of families

OUTLINE

 Module 1: Human Growth and Development and the Dynamics of Family Life (5 Weeks)
  • Child Development and Parenting
  • Adolescence
  • Adulthood
Module 2: Families in Society (3 Weeks)
  • Defining and Conceptualizing Families
  • Canadian Families
  • Issues Facing Families
Module 3: Interpersonal and Family Relationships (2 Weeks)
  • Communication, Intimacy and Commitment
  • Relationship Breakdown, Divorce, Remarriage
Module 4: Housing and Living Environments (2 weeks)
  • Housing Options for Canadian Families
  • Homelessness and Housing Issues in Canada
  • Creating Living Environments

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL

Call the UBC Bookstore to order: 604-822-2665, or toll-free in North America: 1-800-661-3889 or

Order online: http://shop.bookstore.ubc.ca/courselistbuilder.aspx

  • Baker, Maureen. Families Changing Trends in Canada, 6th Edition. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2009. ISBN: 9780070968868

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: Connect From Home

Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to http://services.library.ubc.ca/off-campus-access/connect-from-home/

MORE INFORMATION

Telephone: 604-822-2013, or toll-free in North America: 1-888-492-1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca


Latest Revision on: March 23, 2017