Interpersonal Relationships and Families

Course Title:
HDFS 24011: Interpersonal Relationships and Families
HDFS 4/51095  Special Topics: Families in Ireland and the US

Professor Contact Information:
Maureen Blankemeyer     Office: 405 White Hall
mblankem@kent.edu      330-672-9397

Application Deadline:
November 1st, 2012

Program Dates:
May Intersession 2013

Course Description:
This course provides a comparative analysis of interpersonal relationships and families across the lifespan in Ireland and the US. Societal influences on families such as religion, traditions, history, immigration, and the economy will be explored.

While traveling to Dublin, Killarney, as well as the remote village of Sneem you will talk with families of different socio-economic backgrounds and family support providers. The compelling role of religion and history on contemporary families will be highlighted during visits to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Rock of Cashel, and the murals of Belfast, among others. The Ring of Kerry, Trinity College, the Cliffs of Moher, and other sites will provide the backdrop for experiencing values, traditions, and culture that serve as the foundation for the Irish family.

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