Family Wellness – FACS 570

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course will examine the influences that culture, family and school environments have on a child’s health, nutrition, well-being and the subsequent impact on communities.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Family is the single most important influence in a child's life, protecting and providing for their every need. Marriage and parenthood reveal God's character and provide a glimpse of Christ's passionate devotion to us as His bride. Teachers are often expected to come alongside families and/or fill in gaps when the family unit breaks down. A strong foundational knowledge in the diverse field of family wellness and safety which will ultimately impact communities is best met with biblical principles. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men" (Luke 2:52).

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussion are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete two discussions. Each thread must be 1000 words. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least two other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–250 words and be supported by two scholarly sources. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions.

Quizzes: Video Cases (10)

Students will complete ten of these quizzes. 

Quizzes: Chapter Reviews (10)

Students will complete 10 of these quizzes. Each quiz will cover the reading material for the assigned module. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 15 multiple-choice questions and have 30 minute time limit.