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This course emphasizes the role of communication in family relationships. Theories, models, and research methods will be used to examine the family in various cultures and contexts (e.g., nuclear families, single-parent families, and blended families). Topics that will be covered in this course include: family conflict, family roles, family stories, family stress, family well-being, genograms, marriage, and divorce. (Cross-listed with CMST 8136)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): The prerequisite for the course is junior standing, and CMST 2010 or CMST 2410.; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25. Not open to non-degree graduate students.