Examines the form and function of families, and major issues and forces shaping families in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Students doing this course will:
- Critically evaluate knowledge and theory about families and the structure and history of ‘The Family’ with relevance to contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the forces shaping the contemporary context of family life, including an exploration of intersecting issues of gender, power, ethnicity, class.
- Debate and engage in issues regarding families and society.
Co-ordinator - Associate Professor Anita Gibbs