Human Relations - Course Descriptions

MFT 301 Dating, Marriage and Interpersonal Relationships 3 SH

Key concepts relevant to the study and understanding of marriage and family life along with exploration and self-assessment of attitudes and values regarding intimate relationships. Topics include, but are not limited to: attachment, attachment styles, potential mate selection, marriage, family relationships, blended families, parenting, relationship violence, and balancing personal/professional life.

MFT 302 Systems Foundations of Relationships 3 SH

History and development of the MFT field with a basic understanding of the family as a system and structure, family rules, circularity and interconnection, the self of the therapist, theoretical philosophies, therapeutic models, and major theorists.

MFT 325 Introduction to Research Methods 3 SH

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of various research methods in the behavioral sciences so they can critically evaluate information about human behavior presented in professional journals and in popular media, understand the strengths and limitations of research methods, and develop proficiency in scholarly writing. Mastery of the material covered will help students evaluate the adequacy of research findings reported by others and develop appropriate APA Publication guidelines for writing formal research papers.

MFT 330 Personal Wellness in Modern Society 3 SH

A comprehensive view of health and wellness on multiple levels, including the physical, emotional, intellectual, relational, and spiritual influences and the exploration of the unique barriers and facilitators of wellness that exist in modern society. Specific strategies will be explored for maximizing personal wellness, including stress management techniques, addiction prevention strategies, and nutritional guidelines.

MFT 403 Skills for Relationships 3 SH

Recognize social, cultural, and familial influences on relationship and marital expectations and perceptions. Identify universal relationship issues and stressors including factors associated with relational adjustment, relational quality, marital satisfaction, and monetary budgeting. PREPARE/ENRICH relationship assessment will also be explored. Cultural awareness and ethical principles within daily interpersonal interactions will be key to effective interpersonal messages and communication skills.

MFT 450 General Ethics & Mortality 3 SH

Introduction to the main approaches of ethical and moral analysis. The process of ethical thinking and moral decision-making is applied to contemporary issues including but not limited to cloning and reproductive technologies, war and terrorism, diversity and equality, animal rights, word hunger and poverty, environmental ethics, and cyberethics. The process of ethical thinking is refined and expanded through this application process.

MFT 520 Human Sexuality 3 SH

Sexual health with the philosophy that it is an important part of every individual's general health. The comprehensive view of sexual health includes both sexuality and the sexual self as influenced by psychological, environmental, hormonal, medical, and relational messages and contexts. Through educational initiatives, positive attitudes and meaningful perspectives about attachment, individual growth and development, i intimate relationships, and personal decision-making will be explored.

MFT 530

Human Relstions Internship 3 SH

The internship is required of all senior Human Relations majors. Students will be placed in internships at area agencies/organizations with the opportunity for first-hand experience in the field and demonstration of their ability to network with other professionals and directly serve their clients in the workplace. A minimum of 120 on-site hours
is required within the 8 or 10 week session.

PSYC 295 Development over the Lifespan 3 SH
Students will learn the implications of both theory and research for everyday interactions with people of all ages and come to have an appreciation for changes that occur within their own lives as they age. Prerequisite: PSYC 221
PSYC 323 Psychology of Adjustment 3 SH

Discovering and applying dynamic, positive principles of constructive behavior. Emphasis is placed on applying course concepts to students' individual life experiences as well as potential therapeutic applications. Involvement with a campus or community service project assists students in applying course knowledge to everyday life.

PSYC 450
Personality 3 SH

Analysis and discussion of the major theories of personality. Theorists studied include Freud, Jung, Horney, Cattell, Allport, Adler, Mischel, Bandura, and others. Students will apply their theoretical knowledge through the analysis of biographical materials.

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