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Family Studies


SHARON VARALLO, Professor, Program Coordinator
B.A., William and Mary; M.A., North Carolina; Ph.D., Ohio State

The Family Studies program periodically offers a basic course in family life and additional coordinated courses to provide students with a foundation in family systems emphasizing development, processes, theory, diverse forms and ecological relationships to other groups and institutions.

The program is designed for students interested in family life issues for their own personal development or as a foundation for pursuing further appropriate training for family life related careers.

The basic course, 210 Family Life, is open to all students. Those interested in further study should consult with the advisor and select additional courses, depending on interest, from COMM-210; ENGL-332; SOC-200; PSYC-213, PSYC-214, PSYC-420; SOCW-160, SOCW-340; and WGST-230. For in-depth individual study, students may consult with the advisor.

The Family Studies program is funded through a gift from the Harold W. and Violet M. Jaeke Foundation.

Courses (FAMS)