Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

UnSt 228 Families and Society

The Families and Society Cluster equips students with the skills to examine family forms in the United States, their intersections with social environments, contemporary challenges, and the effect of public policies on diverse contemporary families. This Cluster highlights theoretical models rooted in ecological systems, social justice, and social responsibility, as well as individual and micro-level family experiences. Students from all majors who participate in the Families and Society Cluster will find the courses relevant to their own and others’ family experiences, while also developing a foundation to enhance career development in a variety of fields, such as education, business, social work, public health, and other health disciplines.


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