Family Strengths and Challenges around the World
A body of international research literature growing over more than 30 years indicates that what makes families strong and resilient from culture to culture, when compared to each other, are remarkably similar and give us common ground around the world upon which to unite and develop mutual understanding. This course provides a conceptual framework for studying global family strengths: discussing the diverse strengths, the challenges that families are likely to face regardless of location, and how families use their strengths to deal with the difficulties they are confronted with in life. The focus will be on the identified family strengths and challenges in 18 countries in all seven major geo-cultural areas of the world (Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, Latin America, North America, and Europe.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the M Family Studies specialisation ‘International Family Studies’ (IFS). It is delivered by the Global Consortium of International Family Studies (GCIFS), and IFS students will be enrolled in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Blackboard course site.
Note GCIFS term dates are earlier than UON start dates: Trimester 3 – Monday September 12, 2016
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Health Sciences|
Trimester 3 - 2016
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Through the course, students will discuss and investigate a survey of family strengths, community strengths, and cultural strengths of 18 countries in seven geo-cultural areas:
|Assumed Knowledge||Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience in the field.|
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for HLSC6509|