Family Studies Minor
Faculty: Professors Bell and Jory; Associate Professors Johnson-Pynn, Haney and Johnston; Assistant Professor Allred.
Cook Building, Room 261 Telephone: (706) 290-2640
The minor in family studies allows students to learn about dating and mate selection, family financial management, family strengths, communication, conflict resolution, relationship enhancement, parenting, care giving for the elderly, domestic violence, chronic illness, divorce and family therapy. Family studies draws upon psychology, anthropology, sociology, history and economics; yet it has its own unique theoretical framework, ecological-systems theory. The American Psychological Association, the American Sociological Association, the American Bar Association, the National Education Association and the American Medical Association have divisions dedicated to families, parenting and close relationships. At Berry College, the minor attracts students from many majors across campus, including religion, literature, psychology, sociology, history, communication, business and early childhood education.
The minor will consist of 18 hours.
The following courses are required:
| FIN 225 ||Personal Finance ||3-0-3 |
| FAM 230 ||Marriage and Family ||3-0-3 |
| FAM 330WI ||Family Problems and Intervention ||3-0-3 |
| PSY 221WI ||Life-Span Developmental Psychology ||3-0-3 |
and at least two of the following courses:
| EDU 440 ||Children in Families, Communities and Cultures ||3-0-3 |
| FAM 496 ||Academic Internship ||3 hours |
| PSY 342 ||Child and Adolescent Psychology ||3-0-3 |
| PSY 390 ||Adulthood and Aging ||3-0-3 |
| SOC 350 ||Sociology of the Family ||3-0-3 |