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The Family Studies program allows students to study the family unit as an experience of human existence, as a system within society and as a resource for human needs. A rigorous understanding of the family is appropriate to any major.
The Marquette University Family Studies Interdisciplinary Minor introduces students to scholarship pertaining to the family across many disciplinary perspectives. The course of study in the minor is geared to bridge vocabularies and interpretations of family, providing students with an understanding of the complex meanings of family life. The program combines social scientific, applied, and humanistic approaches to family issues. In so doing, the minor focuses on both theory and praxis.
In addition, the Family Studies Interdisciplinary Minor seeks to demonstrate ways in which knowledge about family allows for the development of personal and professional growth as well as the application of principles of social justice.