Mar 22, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FCL 539 - Families and Public Policy

Impact of governmental policies on families; policy implications of changes in the structure and composition of families. Requires attendance at two events outside scheduled class time: poverty simulation and meeting with state policymakers. Formerly FS 539, FCL 439 and FCL 539 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered every year (Winter).


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze the process by which policy is formulated and implemented.
  • Identify public policy issues relating to families at local, state, and federal levels.
  • Formulate and articulate ideas for changing policy to meet family needs and improve family well-being.
  • Advocate policy changes to policy makers as participants in the political process.
  • Evaluate public policy proposals in terms of their impact on families.
  • Analyze the state of local, state, and federal policy on family formation and dissolution.

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