HDFR 2000: Introduction to Family and Community Services (Face to Face)

  • Students will become familiar with human sexuality across the life span through behavioral science and ecological perspectives. Different aspects of sexuality including behavioral, biological, developmental and cultural will be examined Implications for working with individuals, families, and couples through a behavioral science context will be explored.

HDFR 2200: Love, Family, and Human Development (Face to Face and online)

  • This course provides an introduction to understanding love, intimate relationships, and family relations through an ecological systems perspective. The course provides an exploration of contemporary diverse family systems and their relationships across the life span.

HDFR 3250: Families in Global Perspective (Face to Face and online)

  • Students will become familiar with family life across the world.  Through ecological systems theories, this course is designed to provide an understanding of families in global perspectives.  The impact of family policy and practices on international families will be examined.

HDFR 4200: Adult Ecology (Online)

  • The emphasis is on the major theories of adult ecology and growth and the implications of classic and contemporary research in the community.  Specifically, biological, psychological, psychosocial, cognitive, and cross-cultural theories will be explored.

HDFR 4300/5300: Families in Later Life (Online)

  • Students will become familiar with the importance of families in later life. Through family systems and ecological systems theories, this course is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of family relationships and implications for practice, research, and policy.

HDFR 4850: Family Systems Therapy, Religion and Spirituality (cross listed as RLST 4850)

  • This course examines how the intersection between different religious and spiritual frameworks affects family systems. A strengths-based ecological perspective, family therapy theories and family systems theories will be used to understand religious and spiritual frameworks in working with families in schools and communities.