FCST 821

FCST-821  SEMINAR IN FAMILY POLICY 
College:  COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department:  FAMILY AND CHILD STUDIES 973-655-4171
Credits:  3.00

Seminar in Family Policy. Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Family Studies PhD program. This course is designed as the culmination of graduate studies in family policy. In this course, students critically examine issues of power, privilege, and competing political agendas as they are woven through the policy process, focusing on how historical and ideological debates shape current and future policy creation and implementation. Students extend their ability to critically examine and utilize theories, data, and research on family policy via a close analysis of an issue in their area of interest. They apply their understanding of family policy studies to their area of research cal policies, focusing specifically on how past political and historical contexts shape current iterations of policy and on who benefits from the proposed initiatives and current policies and who is placed at risk. 3 hours lecture.