This course will enable students to develop a critical understanding of the diversity of family forms in their geographical, social and cultural contexts. Families all over the world have diverse forms and culture plays an important role in enabling a nurturing environment for its members. Students will be introduced to conceptual framings of the complexity and diversity of family forms and situations whereby cultures can both reinforce power to some thereby privileging them and oppressing others, as well as be creative expressions providing comfort, security and identity. The course will explore global trends and the variety of impacts of globalisation on families. Students will develop the capacity to recognise, accept and work with diversity of cultures and family forms.
This course is offered through the Global Consortium of International Family Studies so the student cohort will include students from UON, University of Nebraska Lincoln and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai India. Enrolment in this course is restricted to students in the Master of Family Studies (12277).
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Health Sciences|
Trimester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Assumed Knowledge||Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience in the field. Preferred course sequence: where possible, take this course after completing HLSC6106.|
Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetable||2017 Course Timetables for HLSC6107|