Family Studies

Jay Parkes, Department Chairperson
Department of Individual, Family and Community Education
Family Studies, Simpson Hall
MSC05 3040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-4535

See College of Education - Family Studies section of this Catalog for faculty list.


College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Family Studies Undergraduate Admission

Admission to the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Family Studies is not automatic.  Majors must formally apply with the department to gain admission.  Please see the College of Education Web site for details.


Students may enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences and earn a 36 credit hour Family Studies major and pair it with an Arts and Sciences minor or second major. Students must choose the second component from an Arts and Sciences department.

Although a student receives a degree from Arts and Sciences, authority and advisement for Major specific information is housed in the College of Education. 

  Family Studies Core Credit Hours 
21 credit hours  
FS 213 Marriage and Family Relationship 3
FS 281 Introduction to Family Studies 3
FS 312 Parent-Child Interactions 3
FS 343 Family Management Theories 3
FS 395 Field Experience 3
FS 481 Family and Public Policy 3
FS 484 Ethnic Minority Families 3
 
  Family Resource Management  
9 credit hours
FS 341 Ecological Aspects of Housing 3
FS 344 Consumer Decisions 3
FS 443 Application of Family Management Theories 3
FS 444 Family Finance 3
 
  Human Development and Family Relations  
6 credit hours
FS 202 Infant Growth and Development 3
FS 304 Growth and Development in Middle Childhood 3
FS 310 Friends and Intimate Relationships 3
FS 313 Family Theories & Contemporary Lifestyles 3
FS 315 Adolescence Development in the Family 3
FS 403 Growth and Development in the Preschool Child 3
FS 411 Marriage and Family Life Education 3
FS 412 Fathering 3
FS 416 Adult Development in the Family 3
   
  Total Required Credit Hours 36

Courses

FS 202. Infant Growth and Development. (3)



FS 207L. Infant Laboratory. (1)



FS 213. Marriage and Family Relationships. (3)



FS 281. Introduction to Family Studies. (3)



FS 304. Growth and Development in Middle Childhood. (3)



FS 310. Friends and Intimate Relationships. (3)



FS 312. Parent-Child Interactions. (3)



FS 313. Family Theories and Contemporary Lifestyles. (3)



FS 315. Adolescent Development in the Family. (3)



FS 341. Ecological Aspects of Housing. (3)



FS 343. Family Management Theories. (3)



FS 344. Consumer Decisions. (3)



FS 391 / 591. Problems. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



FS 395. Field Experience I. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



FS 403. Growth and Development of the Preschool Child. (3)



FS 407L. Preschool Child Laboratory. (1)



FS *411. Marriage and Family Life Education. (3)



FS 412. Fathering. (3)



FS 416. Adult Development in the Family. (3)



FS 443. Application of Family Management Theories. (3)



FS *444. Family Finance. (3)



FS 481. Families and Public Policy. (3)



FS *484. Ethnic Minority Families. (3)



FS 493 / 593. Topics. (1-3, no limit Δ)



FS 495. Field Experience II. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



FS 497. Reading and Research in Honors I. (2)



FS 498. Reading and Research in Honors II. (2)



FS 499. Honors Thesis. (2)



FS 500. Family Studies Professional Seminar. (1 to a maximum of 2 Δ)



FS 501. Parent Education. (3)



FS 502. Developmental Issues in Families: Early Childhood. (3)



FS 503. Seminar in Human Growth and Development. (3)



FS 504. Developmental Issues in Families: Middle Childhood and Adolescence. (3)



FS 508. Developmental Issues in Families: Adulthood and Aging. (3)



FS 512. Working with Children and Families. (3)



FS 513. Seminar-Current Issues in Family Studies. (3, no limit Δ)



FS 514. Fatherhood. (3)



FS 517. Family Interaction Theories. (3)



FS 543. Managing Family Resources. (3)



FS 546. Family Systems Theories. (3)



FS 570. Research Methods in Family Studies. (3)



FS 571. Application of Family Research. (1)



FS 581. Seminar: Legal, Ethical and Policy Issues in Family Studies. (3)



FS 584. Multicultural Issues: Working with Families. (3)



FS 591 / 391. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



FS 593 / 493. Topics. (1-3, no limit Δ)



FS 595. Advanced Field Experiences. (3-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



FS 598. Directed Readings in Family Studies. (3-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



FS 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



FS 670. Advanced Seminar in Theory and Research in Family Studies I. (3)



FS 671. Advanced Seminar in Theory and Research in Family Studies II. (3)



FS 696. Internship. (3-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



FS 699. Doctoral Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)



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