The Minor in Family Studies offers a life-course perspective to understanding families as they develop over time. This incorporates both the study of family dynamics in diverse contexts and the predictable ways families change.
The program takes a research-based, multi-disciplinary approach. It is rooted in the curiosity-driven inquiry of the liberal arts and provides theoretical foundations and research skills for understanding relationships, families, interactional processes, and cultural influences.
Through the Arts Co-op Program, Robyn Laughlin spent her summer in 2007 working as a research analyst for the Ministry of Health in Victoria. She says she was able to test all the skills she picked up during her three previous work placements.