Professional Certificate in Marriage and Family

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

Marriages, Families, & Relationships adopts a developmental approach by looking at the interplay between findings in the social sciences and the experiences of the people around us. A balance of various theoretical perspectives along with many examples helps readers understand how people are influenced by the society around them, how social conditions change in ways that affect family life, the interplay between families and the larger society, and the family-related choices that individuals make throughout adulthood.Students will gain insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms, and are encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as they make informed choices in their own lives.

Course Outline

  • Making Family Choices in a Changing Society
  • Exploring Relationships & Families
  • Our Gendered Identities
  • Our Sexual Selves
  • Love & Choosing a Life Partner
  • Living Alone, Cohabiting, Same Sex Unions, & Other Intimate Relationship
  • Marriage: From Social Institution to Private Relationship
  • Deciding about Parenthood
  • Raising Children in a Diverse Society
  • Work & Family
  • Communication in Relationships, Marriages & Families
  • Power & Violence in Families
  • Family Stress, Crisis, and Resilience
  • Divorce & Relationship Dissolution

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.