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. Prerequisite: 3 hours of social or behavioral science or consent of instructor.
Studies human sexuality, including the process of gender and attitudes, sexual response patterns, sexual behavior, and attitudes. Prerequisite: 3 hours in social or behavioral science or consent of instructor.