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Course Details

Course Code: CHFD446 Course ID: 3700 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is the study of the multidimensional aspects of family law and policy, including child support enforcement, homosexual marriage, and surrogate parenting. Students will analyze case excerpts from court opinions on family policies and laws that apply at the federal, state, and local level.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate terminology, theoretical perspectives, and approaches to an array of American family policies.
  2. Compare and contrast historical and current American family policies.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use family policy digital resources effectively.
  4. Examine family laws and policies that explicitly and/or implicitly impact families in our society.
  5. Compare U.S. family laws and policies to other countries to better understand U.S. family values and the state of American families
  6. Apply knowledge gained from this course to influence a government official regarding a controversial family policy.
NameGrade %
Discussions 40.00 %
Week 1: What is Family Policy? 5.00 %
Week 2: Women in the Work Force 5.00 %
Week 3: Website Credibility 5.00 %
Week 4: Impact of Policy on Family 5.00 %
Week 5: Debate Part 1 5.00 %
Week 6: Debate Part 2 5.00 %
Week 7: Clips and Resources 5.00 %
Week 8: Issues and resources 5.00 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Week 2: Tracing a Policy 15.00 %
Week 4: Paid Leave 15.00 %
Week 6: Case Analysis & Policy Report 15.00 %
Week 7: Analyze a Policy 15.00 %

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate terminology, theoretical perspectives, and approaches to an array of American family policies.
  2. Compare and contrast historical and current American family policies.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use family policy digital resources effectively.
  4. Examine family laws and policies that explicitly and/or implicitly impact families in our society.
  5. Compare U.S. family laws and policies to other countries to better understand U.S. family values and the state of American families
  6. Apply knowledge gained from this course to influence a government official regarding a controversial family policy.
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.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.