Administration of the Contemporary Family – FACS 510

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Emphasis will be given to the current emerging issues concerning family demography including trends in marriage, divorce, fertility, and development as it relates to the contemporary family.




Management of the Contemporary Family: This course is an overview of the practical, sociological, and psychological aspects of family management, and will equip students

to teach on the biblical and foundational aspects of the family.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Investigate the contemporary issues and the future trends in society today and the influence of these issues on the family.
  2. Apply knowledge of the human growth and developmental processes throughout the lifespan, including infancy, childhood, preadolescence, adolescence, adulthood and aging.
  3. Examine how the environment impacts how family members develop and interact with each other.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the management of families, communities, work and their interrelationships.
  5. Integrate Christian principles that will contribute to the family’s growth and well being.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300–350 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to two other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words.

Book Critique Paper

The student will read and write a critique of the book Same-Sex Marriage. Please follow the word count requirements for each section.

Family Issues Research Paper

The student will write a 2,300–2,500 word research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on topic from the suggested topic list. The paper must include at least 10 references from peer-reviewed articles and books in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Exams (2)

There is one mid-term and one final exam. Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material from the textbook for the assigned week(s). Each exam will be open-book and contain multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 60 minute time limit.