Family Life

Introduction to Family Processes

Introduction to Family Processes
Ways of strengthening family life by understanding such family processes as generations, emotions, communication, and rituals.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteAlso offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 OfferedIndependent Study also.
 ProgramsContaining SFL 160
Course Outcomes: 

Content and Theory

  • Critically examine the main theoretical frameworks used in the family sciences.
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic terms, concepts, and ideas used to describe family systems.
  • Apply family systems ideas and concepts to your own family (past and future) in order to learn how they might improve your own family well-being.

Research and Evaluation Methodology

  • Identify and discuss how researchers uniquely study families and family systems.