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Family Studies Certificate - 18 credits

WHAT IS FAMILY STUDIES?

Family relationships tend to pervade all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Consequently, the systematic study of these relationships can serve to improve our lives. They can also help us to better understand the lives of others. This certificate is intended to provide a foundation for all of these desirable outcomes. The Family Studies Certificate offers students foundational coursework in preparation to transfer to a four-year college in the area of Family Studies. Or it offers students a credential to find employment in areas associated with Family Studies. While no ta required credential for students who work in areas associated with Family Studies, it quickly communicates a relevant background to prospective employers. Students will gain knowledge from various fields of study by completing this certificate.

 

Family relationships tend to pervade all aspects of our personal and professional lives.  Consequently, the systematic study of these relationships can serve to improve our lives.  They can also help us to better understand the lives of others.  This certificate is intended to provide a foundation for all of these desirable outcomes.


The Family Studies Certificate offers students foundational coursework in preparation to transfer to a four-year college in the area of Family Studies.  Or it offers students a credential to find employment in areas associated with Family Studies.  While no ta required credential for students who work in areas associated with Family Studies, it quickly communicates a relevant background to prospective employers.  Students will gain knowledge from various fields of study by completing this certificate.

Required Courses - 18 credits

Code Title Credits
COMM 2111 Family Communication 3
HIST 1131 Family: Sex/Gender/Power: A Cross-Cultural, Historical Perspective 3
SOC 1102 Love, Sex and Family 3
SOC 2114 Families in Crisis 3

Complete two of the following courses:

Code Title Credits
ANTH 1120 Introduction to Women's Studies 3
ANTH 1121 Women Across Cultures 3
SOC 1115 Sociology of Sex and Gender Roles 3
PSYC 1109 Child and Adolescent Development 3
PSYC 1220 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging 3
HIST 2111 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender U.S. History 3

Other Certificate Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn at least one third of the required certificate credits from Normandale.