SFL 354

Cross-Cultural Family and Human Development

Family Life College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Comparative study of familial, social, and other factors in development.

When Taught

Fall, Winter, Spring

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

SFL 160 or SFL 210 or concurrent enrollment

Title

Content and Theory

Learning Outcome

Critically evaluate the importance of considering gender as an important contextual factor for understanding human development and relationships. Develop awareness of one's own cultural and gender-based values and beliefs. Recognize and explicate biases inherent in the perspective of the dominant U.S. culture. Engage in class (and out-of-class) discussions about class topics Be better positioned as a citizen of the world, in terms of valuing diversity and being able to analyze world cultures for how they might benefit (or cost) individual and family development.