What do we mean by 'family'?
What do we mean by 'family'?

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What do we mean by 'family'?

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the concept of ’ (knowledge and understanding)

  • engage with and review debates about selected key concepts relevant to the study of families and personal relationships

  • identify connections between concepts and the themes they raise for research and for social policy

  • understand some of the social processes underlying research around family issues, and the implications these have for our knowledge of families

  • use your knowledge and understanding to interpret and compare different key terms and concepts in the field of family studies

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