BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ADCT-201 - Family Systems - 3.00 Credits

ADCT-201 - Family Systems - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students study the family from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives. Students compare nuclear family structures and extended family structures. Students explore the concept of socialization and its impact on self and family. Students examine personal value systems, interpersonal relationships, gender-role relationships, marriage, and family structures.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Foundational Skills in Counselling Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • define and identify the functions of the family and kinship system in Aboriginal society and other societies;

  • explain the concept of socialization and its impact;

  • articulate the four major socializing agents or settings of socialization;

  • describe the changing roles of men and women in the family;

  • examine the Aboriginal traditional views of love, marriage and divorce in the family and how it has changed over the last few years;

  • demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning skills; and

  • understand the impact of cultural factors on individual, family, community, and nation.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Baker, Marie. Theories, methods and concerns of family sociology. (Current Edition). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Reproduced by Open Learning Agency with permission from McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
  • Peters, John. Cultural variations: Past and present. (Current Edition). Toronto, Ontario: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Reproduced by Open Learning Agency with permission from McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
  • Other Resources:
  • Zimmerman, S.L. (1995). Understanding family policy: Theories and applications. (Current Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Stage.
  • Driben, P. 1990. A death in the family: The strategic importance of women in contemporary northern Ojibwa society. Native Studies Review, 6 (1), 83-110.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved May 2003.