A study of the social and psychological aspects of human sexuality. Topics include sexual development, cultural influences, gender identity, sexual dysfunctions, love and relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the mental and emotional aspects of human sexuality as well as current issues. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
An overview of theories and research related to intimate/romantic relationships as well as family members, friends, and professional. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the various components of healthy relationships including comparative research within self expectations and effects of such as perpetuated by the media and other sources. Topics include communication, conflict, love, stress, strains, and overall impact on relationships. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Course includes information on families and culture through an examination of research on child development, child rearing across cultures, and issues of equity, power and privilege. Readings and discussion on how culture and context influence all aspects of development whereby students gain in-depth understanding of families and lifestyles, communication and conflict, domestic violence, dysfunctions within families and inter-generational families. Course also provides a knowledge base for family assessment, understanding one?s own family, tools to prepare one to work with families in a variety of settings and across the lifespan. Topics such as child rearing, language differences, racial identity, cultural traditions, and socio-economics status will be covered. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Introduction to and history of the professional and practice of family life education, including needs assessment, evaluation of programs, understanding group process, and contexts of family life education. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Participation in occupational area of study, work experience under supervision of both college and employer. Internship objectives developed by student and faculty adviser, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experience at the site 15 hours per week. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.