StudyAbroad-Family Studies

Considering Study Abroad?

There are a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate Family Studies majors and minors when it comes to studying abroad. Whether you are looking for a short-term experience during January or a semester/year-long experience, the International Education Center (IEC) at St. Thomas can help you find just the right program. The Family Studies program strongly encourages its majors and minors to participate in a study abroad program if they can.


New Study Abroad Option: J Term 2015

È un affare di famiglia in Italia!!

(It’s a Family Affair in Italy!!)

SOCI 298 - Topics in Sociology: Family in Italian Society

Use your sociological imagination to learn about families in Italy.  Explore conventional family sociology topics like declining birth rates, mammoni (“mama’s boys”), faith and family, as well as child abandonment, sex trafficking, and other problems confronting families and society in Italy and other global societies.

Team-taught by sociologists with specializations in family and criminology, this course has been approved for elective course credit for majors and minors in Sociology, Family Studies, and Catholic Studies.  Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or 110.