FS 301 - Family Relationships and Communication Systems

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: FS 102)

This course covers the various effective and ineffective ways in which communication takes place within family relationships. Topics include communication within the different stages of the family life cycle, such as conflict resolution, abuse, the evolution of relationships and communication styles, as well as, ways to effectively identify and end relationships when necessary. The core of this course content is taken from the Center for the Study of Social Policy's Strengthening Families: A Protective Factors Framework Approach. Students will gain understanding of family systems, internal and external factors that affect relationships and communication, and increase their awareness of protective factors. (Su)