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CHFD225 - Introduction to the American Family

Course Details

Course Code: CHFD225 Course ID: 3693 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines the family during modern times. Topics include a diverse range of issues, including single mothers, fathers, disparities among families, childcare and child well-being, cohabitation, and how these trends affect American family life.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between popular views of family life and the reality of life for most contemporary families.
  2. Interpret the wide range of external forces that have an impact on how families look and function.
  3. Explain the upheaval in modern family formation.
  4. Analyze the impact of family policies on contemporary families.
NameGrade %
Forum 30.00 %
Forum 1 3.75 %
Forum 2 3.75 %
Forum 3 3.75 %
Forum 4 3.75 %
Forum 5 3.75 %
Forum 6 3.75 %
Forum 7 3.75 %
Forum 8 3.75 %
Assignment 1: 17.50 %
Assignment 1 The American Family Over Time 17.50 %
Assignment 2: 17.50 %
Assignment 2: Interview with Two Senior Citizens 17.50 %
Assignment 3: 17.50 %
Assignment 3 Changing Roles 17.50 %
Assignment 4: 17.50 %
Assignment 4: What is the Issue? 17.50 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.