FCST-842 CRITIQUE OF FAMILY PROCESSES
College: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department: FAMILY AND CHILD STUDIES 973-655-4171
Critique of Family Processes. Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Family Studies PhD Program (FMST). This course examins the theoretical frameworks and provides students with an advanced understanding of family processes. While family systems theory provides the central focus, students consider and critique a variety of epistemological stances, including feminist, resiliency, and multicultural epistemologies. Through the lenses of theory, research and knowledge from practice, student explore the inner workings of family relationships, how various experiences interact with family and child experiences, and how contextual factors influence family relationships. Students have the opportunity to tailor their coursework inquiry into family processes to reflect their dissertation research focus. 3 credits lecture.