U of U FCS 3240 - FCS 3240 Syllabus (12 pages)

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Fcs 3240 - Family Belief Systems
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FAMILY BELIEF SYSTEMS Section 1 3 0 credit hours Tuesdays 4 35 7 05 p m in AEB 320 Requires CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT in FCS 3905 Section 4 1 0 credit hour Modes of Learning Writing and Communication in FCS for Upper division Communication Writing Credit Office AEB 236 Phone 581 3497 E Mail don herrin fcs utah edu Office Hours Mondays thru Thursdays 1 30 3 00 p m and or by appointment ON LINE COPY OF CURRENT SYLLABUS IS AT http www fcs utah edu faculty herrin NOTE This syllabus is not a binding legal contract It may be modified by the instructor as long as students are given reasonable notice of any changes Such modifications will be discussed during a class meeting and or by notification via email COURSE FOCUS AND CONTENT OBJECTIVES This course develops your capacity to think and learn critically actively and deeply about different world views or viewpoints and their corresponding belief systems or ideologies about the purposes and realities of a families b family phenomena such marriage parenthood divorce remarriage etc c family ethics and values d family policy e the social political and cultural contexts in which these things are embedded and f your analysis evaluation and synthesis of these concerns as you discover their relevance and application to your own family belief system A belief system or ideology or world view is a composite perspective of organized beliefs values morals ideals assumptions attitudes ideas etc for thinking about and understanding people groups institutions as well as issues problems phenomena research findings policies the relationships between any and all of these and many other things Belief systems help explain the world the universe life itself and virtually all things that should or should not be a particular way according to the corresponding belief system Moral or ethical systems of beliefs help us understand ideas about what is considered to be moral or immoral good or bad right or wrong We will study how some of these ethical



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