James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, & Family Studies - Minors

James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, & Family Studies - Minors

Liberty University has partnered with world-renowned psychologist, author, radio show host, and family expert Dr. James C. Dobson to create Liberty University’s James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, & Family Studies. The goal of the center is to equip men and women with the knowledge to positively impact the family, and society, for Christ. Whether you are a pastor, counselor, caregiver, teacher, stay-at-home-mom, businessperson, or in any other field, these courses will strengthen your faith and grow your knowledge in the area of the family and family advocacy. Video lectures integrated into the courses are taught by Dr. Dobson, as well as other distinguished, Christian psychologists and family therapists.

Delivery Format: Online Only

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Defend a Christian worldview and the biblical definition of marriage and family.
  • Identify and discuss why philosophy and worldviews matter and describe the various worldviews prevalent today.

Delivery Format: Online Only

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Describe the current state of social issues and how they are influencing today's adolescents (i.e., technology, bullying, sexual promiscuity, STD's, drug addiction, pornography, suicide, divorce and broken families, etc.).
  • Explain the significance of the historical, cultural and spiritual context of parenting.

Delivery Format: Online Only

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Identify current trends and issues in child and adolescent development using the current information and past personal experiences.
  • Identify lifestyle and cultural barriers to effective parenting.
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