ACE

AP1850: Family Relationships

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 16, Max 22.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for thismodule will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 3 x 4hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 2day(s) Workshops (12 hours)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Ace.
Module Objective: To provide participants with a working understanding of family dynamics and the effects of wider social systems on the family unit.
Module Content: Defining the Family; Parents as the Family Architects; Types of Families; Family Relationships; Family Communication; Family Conflict; Conflict Resolution.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe and outline the many types of family units that currently exist in Ireland and the rest of Europe.
  • Identify the types of family relationships and their impact on each family member's physical, sexual, emotional, intellectual, behavioural, social, creative and spiritual development.
  • Define the needs of each family member (parents, children, teenagers) and how the family can best cooperate in the meeting of such needs.
  • Identify the patterns of family communication and how parents are the architects of the family culture.
  • Assess the different kinds of family conflict and devise appropriate interventions, means of monitoring same and evaluation of outcomes.
  • Describe the impact of wider social systems on the family system.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word essay).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator.).

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