Family Studies (FAM)
Introduces the scientific study of the family, including important theoretical frameworks in family science, historical trends in marriage and family life, gender role theory, family life theory, parenthood, communication, economics of family life, conflict, divorce, step-families and step-parenting, and family strengths. Analyzes contemporary family issues and requires informed, written positions on those issues. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Studies human sexuality, including the process of gender and attitudes, sexual response patterns, sexual behavior, and attitudes. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Overviews the various aspects of development (physical, social, emotional, intellectual) for children ages birth through adolescence. Emphasizes techniques of directed observation. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).