Academic Calendar

Family Social Sciences (FMLY)

FMLY 7002  Family Social Sciences Seminar I  0 cr  

A monthly interdisciplinary seminar on current issues in Family Social Sciences, involving presentatrions by faculty and invited speakers from inside and outside the Univresity of Manitoba. Attendance and participation is required for Family Social Sciences students during their first year of their master's program. Course graded Pass/Fail.

FMLY 7004  Family Social Sciences Seminar II  0 cr  

A monthly interdisciplinary seminar on current issues in Family Social Sciences, involving presentatrions by faculty and invited speakers from inside and outside the Univresity of Manitoba. Attendance and participation is required for Family Social Sciences students during their first year of their master's program. Course graded Pass/Fail.

FMLY 7010  Seminar in Family Finance  3 cr  

(Formerly 062.701) Advanced study on topics related to family financial management. As well as a review of theory and literature in the field, contemporary family issues such as financial abuse, financial addictions, and financial literacy are discussed. A micro-economic perspective and Canadian data sources are used where possible.

FMLY 7220  Management of Family Stress  3 cr  

(Formerly 062.722) Investigates specific stressor events of contemporary families and suggests ways in which families can meet and manage their responses to these events. Applies theories of amily stress and of family resource management to frame and evaluate current research and professional practice.

FMLY 7230  Work and Family Interrelationships  3 cr  

(Formerly 062.723) Advanced study of the earning and caring activities of families and how these activities interrelate at the community, provincial, national, and global levels. Emphasis on relating current research to relevant theoretical perspectives and professional practice.

FMLY 7500  Evaluation of Family, Health and Social Development Programs  3 cr  

This course teaches the theory and practice of program evaluation with a focus on family, health, and social development programs. It will emphasize a utilization-focused evaluation approach from a "real world" perspective, including the political and ethical issues related to evaluation. The course will provide a strong theoretical and practical foundation to evaluation common to family, health, and social development programs. Students will choose a particular field on which to develop an actual evaluation plan with an existing agency, and will produce an evaluation report related to a particular program in their field of interest.

FMLY 7510  Research Data Centre Research Methods Part A  1.5 cr  

This course will introduce theprocesses and methods involved in using Statistics Canada's confidential master data files at the Research Data Centre (RDC). Students will gain skills in conducting secondary analyses in order to address important health and social policy research questions.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre- or Co-requisite: Graduate level biostatistics course or equivalent.

FMLY 7520  Research Data Centre Research Methods Part B  1.5 cr  

A continuation of the introduction to the processes and methods involved in using Statistics Canada's confidential master data files at the Research Data Centre (RDC). Students will gain skills in conducting secondary analyses in order to address important health and social policy research questions.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Part A (FMLY 7510).

FMLY 7600  Parent-Child Relationships  3 cr  

(Formerly 062.760) Advanced study of the nature of parenting and its influence on developmental health. Focus is on theory and research concerned with parenting and parent-child relationships, changes across time, the influence of the context in which parenting occurs, and the effect of the parent-child relationship on developmental health.

FMLY 7610  Aging and Families  3 cr  

(Formerly 062.761) An examination of contemporary issues confronting families with aging family members. Emphasis is on a review of selected empirical studies in specific topic areas. Relevant theoretical perspectives are reviewed and related to the empirical studies.

FMLY 7620  Children and Violence  3 cr  

(Formerly 062.762) An examination of children's experiences of violence at the levels of families, communities and societies. Relevant theoretical and measurement issues are addressed, as well as the developmental outcomes of various forms of violence. The incidence and prevalence of violence in children's lives is examined. Models of prevention, intervention and policy are explored.

FMLY 7700  Independent Study  3 cr  

(Formerly 062.770) Opportunity to pursue a topic independently. Student works with an individual professor on a topic of mutual choice. May include written, oral and field work. See Family Social Sciences Graduate Handbook for regulations.

FMLY 7710  Special Topics in Family Social Sciences  3 cr  

(Formerly 062.771) Opportunity to investigate an area of family social sciences not usually covered in the curriculum. May be repeated by a student if the topic changes.

FMLY 7800  Family Violence  3 cr  

(Formerly 062.780) Advanced study of current topics in family violence over the life course. Topics may include child abuse, sibling abuse, parent abuse, courtship violence, partner violence, and elder abuse. Emphasis is on understanding and critiquing current theory and research.

FMLY 7810  Conflict and Mediation in Families  3 cr  

(Formerly 062.781) Examination of conflict origin and manifestation in family relationships throughout the lifespan. Includes a review of spouse/partner, parent-child and sibling interaction patterns and current family mediation models.

FMLY 7920  Globalization, Families and Communities  3 cr  

This course examines the effects of globalization on families and communities from an interdisciplinary perspective. It has been implicated as one cause of inequality, indebtedness, marginalization, unemployment and homelessness. This course examines how responses to the challenges and opportunities of globalization affect the well-being of families and communities.

FMLY 7930  Social Development in Theory and Practice  3 cr  

This advanced seminar examines the concepts and practices of social development in the real world. Specifically, it examines the interplay between theory and practice and the epistemological underpinnings of social development research, programs, and policies as applied to families and communities. Case studies are assessed and critiqued.