The programme is comprised of two modules:
Module I: The Anthropology Of Marriage And The Family
The Foundations of Anthropology
- Who we are: The meaning of the “self”
- What we are like: The structure of the self
- What are we like: The dimensions of the self
- Human activity
- We are relational beings
- Happiness, limits and a fulfilled life
The Anthropology of Family Relationships
- The self as a sexual being: male and female
- The anthropological premises of marriage
- The family
- The properties of married love
- The state of being married
- Affirmation towards another
- Towards the fullness of love
- The pathways towards commitment
- Human communication
- Communication within the family. Consensus.
- The psychobiology of conjugal relations
Module II: Family Education
The Family as an Environment for Personal Growth
- What are family relationships?
- The specificity of family relationships
- The functions of the family
Support For Growth
Capabilities to Love
- Practical wisdom: Caution, Daring, Humility, Optimism, Loyalty
- Unconditional love: Justice, Obedience, Sincerity, Order
- The power of love: Strength, Perseverance, Diligence, Patience, Generosity
- Harmony: Self-control, Sobriety, Modesty, Respect, Friendship
Lecturers and professors
Methodology and evaluation
This is an online postgraduate course.
From October through June, the course will address one topic weekly through lessons, self-evaluations, glossaries, background articles, critical thinking, participation in online forums, practical cases and examinations.
From July though September, students will develop research projects that culminate in analysing a practical case or drafting a technical note on family pedagogy.
Each course subject and module will conclude with an online examination. The research project will be evaluated by a group of tutors.
To earn the University postgraduate diploma, students must satisfactorily complete all course modules.