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BGS in General Studies: Family Life Emphasis (33 hours*)


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  1. Complete the following prerequisite course:
  2. Complete the following core courses:
  3. Complete 15 hours from the following:
      SFL 331 : Infant Development in the Family. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 331 : Infant Development in the Family. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 101 & STAT 121 & SFL 290; SFL 210 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Conception, prenatal development, pregnancy. Physical, cognitive, and social development of the first twenty-four months. Implications for guidance and care in the family.

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      SFL 333 : (SFL-Soc 318) Adolescent Development in the Family and Other Social Contexts. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 333 : (SFL-Soc 318) Adolescent Development in the Family and Other Social Contexts. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 101 & STAT 121 & SFL 290; SFL 210 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Examining the developmental and social contexts of adolescents with emphasis on the importance of the family. Other contexts include peers, religion, community, schools, and cross-cultural issues.

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      SFL 334 : Adult Development and Aging in the Family. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 334 : Adult Development and Aging in the Family. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 160
      DESCRIPTION: Adjustments to physical, emotional, social, and economic changes. Needs arising from changes in family relationships, living arrangements, and employment; retirement planning.

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      SFL 335 : Family Adaptation and Resiliency. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 335 : Family Adaptation and Resiliency. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 101 & STAT 121 & SFL 290; SFL 160 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Understanding family resiliency and building family strengths in normative transitions (birth, death, job) and nonnormative transitions (divorce, disability, remarriage, poverty, violence). Developing familial, social, religious, and instrumental resources to adapt positively to these transitions.

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      SFL 351 : Socialization Across Childhood. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 351 : Socialization Across Childhood. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 101 & STAT 121 & SFL 290; SFL 210 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Processes and sequences of social development across childhood.

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      SFL 354 : Cross-Cultural Family and Human Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 354 : Cross-Cultural Family and Human Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 101 & SFL 290; SFL 160 or SFL 210 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Comparative study of familial, social, and other factors in development.

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      SFL 355 : Language Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 355 : Language Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Philosophical, social, intellectual, and emotional contexts of language acquisition and usage.

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      BYU 300- or 400-level campus courses in the School of Family Life (including Salt Lake Center classes) may also be used to fill this requirement.

  4. Complete six hours from the following elective courses:
  5. Complete the following capstone course:
      STDEV 490 : Bachelor of General Studies Capstone. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STDEV 490 : Bachelor of General Studies Capstone. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study only.
      PREREQUISITE: STDEV 100; completion of all other BGS program requirements.
      DESCRIPTION: Culminating course required for bachelor of general studies degree: analyze and evaluate BGS experience in light of the "Aims of a BYU Education" and summarize this experience in a reflective paper, integrate material learned in emphasis by completing a scholarly essay, and demonstrate accomplishment of learning outcomes.

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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.