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CHFD446 - Families and Social Action

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 Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 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.

This course requires students to participate in 6 Forums, and complete 3 Assignments.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1: What is Family Policy? 6.67 %
Week 2: Women in the Work Force 6.67 %
Week 3: Website Credibility 6.67 %
Week 5: Debate, Part 1 6.67 %
Week 6: Debate, Part 2 6.67 %
Week 8: Class Evaluation 6.67 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Assignment 1: Paid Leave 20.00 %
Assignment 2: Analyze a Policy 20.00 %
Assignment 3: Influence a Policy 20.00 %

Please see the links to the readings in the Readings and Resources section of the Lesson.

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

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.