Introduction to the Family

Course Code CYCP-211
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course introduces the student to family functioning from a developmental perspective. The developing family will be studied from a historical perspective of the family as a social unit, modern compositions and the family life cycle to include the developmental tasks of each stage. In today’s Canadian society, alternative family life styles, various cultural forms with their child parenting practices, will be explored. Family violence will also be studied to realize its effect on development and task resolution.