Family Studies Courses

Take: 3 REQUIRED courses:

Family Studies 232: Introduction to Family Studies
Family Studies 242: Family Relationships
Family Studies 391: Senior Seminar

Plus: 2 ELECTIVE courses (choose two; at least one from outside Dept of SW & FS):

  • FS 253: Human Sexuality
  • Econ 116: Families, Consumers, Communities
  • History 270: American Family in Historical Perspectives
  • History 272: Women in America
  • Nurs 130: Family Violence
  • Psych 241: Developmental Psychology
  • Psych 350: Parenting and Child Development in Diverse Families
  • Poli Sci 270: Family Values
  • Soc/Anth 248: Sociology of Dying, Death and Bereavement
  • Soc/Anth 260: Marriage and the Family
  • Spanish 250: Gateway to the Spanish-Speaking World
  • SW 221: Social Work and Social Welfare
  • SW 258: Social Policy

And: 1 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE with families
This requirement is an academic, credit-bearing experience for seniors. It must be overseen by a St. Olaf faculty member and approved by the Department Chair of Social Work and Family Studies prior to enrollment in the experience.

Department of Social Work and Family Studies    Holland Hall 213

Mary Carlsen HH213C x3136 carlsen@stolaf.edu
Susan Smalling HH213B x3350 smalling@stolaf.edu

*only available to students beginning with the class of 2012