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FMSC
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06/15/2024 at 10:30 AM
FMSC110
Families and Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC
Students will explore, define, and study global health, social determinants of health, health inequalities, gender inequality, family violence, and maternal and child health using a global perspective.
FMSC111
Credit Cards and College Students
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: Moderate level of computer literacy, especially Internet and ELMS. Reliable computer and Internet access.
Credit only granted for: FMSC111, FMSC341 or FMSC498D.
Formerly: FMSC498D.
Provides college students with factual information about basic money management skills, emphasizing the responsible use of credit, specifically credit cards. Topics will include financial goals, spending plan, wise use of credit, debt management, consumer credit protection, and ID Theft. Online lessons will include video clips and interactive class activities. Students will learn the basics to build a strong financial future.
FMSC123
Personal Financial Literacy: From Distress to Success
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Exploring strategic thinking, career, education, financial planning during college years as the foundation for success in living a meaningful life. While introducing relevant institutions and tools & techniques that are critical for financial planning, this course applies value-based goal setting and strategic planning that inform individuals' paths for a successful career, educational attainment, and optimum (mental, physical and financial) wellbeing throughout their life cycle. The course particularly emphasizes the individual's responsibility of living in an institution rich society, where, continuous learning, understanding institutions, rational decision-making, valuing relationships and networking, early career development, record keeping, budgeting, generating income and wealth, purposeful spending, saving and investing, tax planning, appropriate use of loans, risk taking and insurance, and retirement planning are well rewarded and ensure the optimum use of college years and the rest of life-course.
FMSC124
Family Law: Issues in the Parent/Child Relationship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must not be in the Family Science major.
Introduces students to using legal analysis of parent/child issues in family law. Students will look at traditional legal issues like parental rights, custody, foster care and adoption. Students will also discuss headline-grabbing issues of assisted reproduction technologies, medical decision making and education. You will discuss with your peers questions like "can parents pick the traits of donor-conceived children to create a designer baby?" Students will use the answers at the end of the semester to propose new laws. Throughout, students will gain skills to navigate college and build cultural competency. In so doing, students will be challenged to think critically and see their place in creating actionable change in society.
FMSC170
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: FMSC170 or FMSC298F.
Formerly: FMSC298F.
What is a Family? Engage in examination of the current trends and controversial issues in family life, including issues of marriage, reproductive technologies, adoption, child custody, remarriage, and marital violence.
FMSC190
Man Up! Where Are The Fathers?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
An examination of changing fatherhood roles, health, and inequality in diverse families. Focus will be on masculinities and disparities among men by race and class; provider role expectations; and trauma and violence faced by men in contemporary society.
FMSC200
PERSONAL BEHAVIORAL FINANCE
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Personal Behavioral Finance offers a detailed, step-by-step guide for effective personal financial management, utilizing principles of behavioral finance. The course delivers practical strategies for saving and investing, minimizing credit card debt and stress, effectively managing risk, and planning for taxes. It aims to equip individuals with the skills needed to navigate a successful financial life throughout their lifetime.
FMSC310
Maternal, Child and Family Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Credit only granted for: FMSC310, FMSC410 or FMSC498A.
Formerly: FMSC498A and FMSC410.
Additional information: A comprehensive understanding of maternal, child, and family health, with additional emphasis on environmental health, needs assessment and evaluation, enabling students to more effectively address issues in the workplace.
Overview of the major issues in Maternal, Child, and Family Health in the U.S. and the world. The course will cover the social, political, environmental, and economic factors that shape the health of women, children, and families throughout the life course. It will employ the core disciplines of public health -- 1) epidemiology/biostatistics, 2) environmental health, 3) health policy and administration, and 4) social and behavioral health -- to examine these factors. The course introduces specific issues and interventions and places these issues and interventions within their broad sociohistorical context.
FMSC330
Family Health: Health Happens in Families
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
The objective of this gateway course is to help you understand and apply basic theories and empirical data on family health. The course is designed to provide you with skills to think critically about theories including: Life Course Theory, the Bio-Ecological and Social-Ecological Models, and Systems Theory. We will ask questions about the distinct qualities and intersections of contexts and characteristics that impact the functioning of families. We will apply theory and research to topical issues in family health that are impacted by social structures such as conflict, crisis, migration, incarceration and inequalities.
FMSC332
Children in Families
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100 or FMSC105.
Credit only granted for: FMSC332 or FMST332.
Formerly: FMST332.
A family life education approach to the study of children and families. Emphasis on the interaction of children with parents, siblings, extended kin, and the community.
FMSC340
Mental Health and Healing in Families
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Using an interdisciplinary approach to study mental health, mental wellness, and substance use, we will answer questions such as: How has our understanding and treatment of mental health changed throughout history? What are the current prevalence patterns and risk factors associated with mental health conditions? What is the prevention to postvention continuum? What is the role of relationships, families, and communities in addressing mental health? How do we diagnose and treat various mental health disorders using the best available research? And, what are the various mental health disciplines and how do they differ? This course is designed to examine mental health issues across the life course. We will explore the influence of social contexts, including racism and additional forms of othering, on mental health and wellness, and introduce the health systems that support mental health prevention and treatment.
FMSC341
Personal and Family Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: FMSC341 or FMST341.
Formerly: FMST341.
Individual and family financial strategies with emphasis on financial planning, savings, investments, insurance, income taxes, housing, and use of credit. Planning, analyzing, and controlling financial resources to resolve personal/family financial problems and to attain financial security.
FMSC383
Health and Human Services Delivery and Evaluation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FMSC330.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Family Science department.
Processes of service delivery with special emphasis upon relationships among managers, service providers and clients. The impact of human service systems on families.
FMSC386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Family Science department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: FMSC386 or FMST386.
Formerly: FMST386.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FMSC399
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Individualized family and community studies projects of interest to student and faculty.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FMSC432
Adult Development and Aging in Families
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100; and (SOCY100 or SOCY105). And FMSC332; or must have completed a comparable development course.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Family Science department.
Credit only granted for: FMSC432 or FMST432.
Formerly: FMST432.
Theory, research, history, and programming related to adult development and aging in the intergenerational context of family.
FMSC444
Personal Financial Planning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Provides a solid framework, meaningful context, institutional understanding, and critical skills for solving key personal financial planning problems for the graduating seniors who will enter the job market or will enter a graduate program. Practical illustrations and substantive examples complement formal and intuitive approach for use by current students and tomorrows graduates when succeeding in a dynamic job market with minimal support for managing finances are becoming the norm in our society. Students learn how to manage their finances, improve spending habits, ask the right questions, budget effectively, pay taxes, choose the right bank for their needs, determine whether to buy or lease a car, select the best credit card, recognize what's most important in buying a home, investing, plan for retirement, and make sound decisions. The latest cultural and institutional changes, tax information, and use of financial data strengthen this course to dynamically guide students towards their financial well-being and career goals in a changing world.
FMSC460
Violence in Families
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Prerequisite: SOCY100, SOCY105, or PSYC100.
Credit only granted for: FMSC460 or FMST460.
Formerly: FMST460.
Theories of child, spouse, and elder abuse in the family setting. Emphasis on historical, psychological, sociological and legal trends relating to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Introduction to methods for prevention and remediation.
FMSC477
(Perm Req)
Internship and Analysis in Family Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FMSC383; and 9 credits in FMSC courses; and permission of SPHL-Family Science department.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Family Science department.
Credit only granted for: FMSC477, FMST347, or FMST477.
Formerly: FMST477.
A supervised internship and a seminar requiring analysis. Opportunities to integrate theory and practice including 120 hours of contracted field experience. Summer or fall internship contracts due May 1; Spring contracts due December 1. See department for application procedures.
A planned, supervised internship complemented by analysis. Opportunities to integrate theory and practice. Field experience requires minimum of 120 hours per semester.
FMSC487
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Designed for students interested in studying the law, public health, and family science, this course provides students with a general overview of family law and the impact on healthy families. The course also includes the study of cutting-edge issues such as marriage equality, assisted reproduction and ethical issues that may arise.
FMSC498
(Perm Req)
Special Topics: Family Science
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Individual family studies instruction course on topics of interest to student and faculty.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FMSC498H
(Perm Req)
Special Topics: Family Science; Family Studies Honors Thesis
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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FMSC602
PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course provides a comprehensive foundation in personal financial planning, specifically tailored for graduate students. It offers an in-depth exploration of essential financial concepts and practical insights to effectively navigate the evolving job market, emphasizing the increasing importance of self-reliance in financial management. Participants will develop skills in value-based goal setting and leverage the latest technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), for enhanced decision-making. The curriculum includes strategic financial management topics such as budgeting, tax planning, choosing appropriate banking services, and making informed decisions on buying or leasing vehicles, as well as understanding the complexities of home purchases. Additionally, the course delves into investment strategies and retirement planning. With updated cultural, institutional, and tax-related information, coupled with current financial data and data analytics, the course ensures that students are well-equipped to make informed decisions for their financial futures in a dynamic world.
FMSC645
Sexuality: Issues in Family Therapy and Service Delivery
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed a basic course in human sexuality.
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Jointly offered with FMSC445.
Credit only granted for: FMSC445 or FMSC645.
Typical, dysfunctional, and pathological sexual functioning: effects on individuals, couples, and family systems. Sensitizes students to sexual issues, explores how perceptions or such issues affect work with people, and emphasizes implications for marriage and family therapy.
FMSC658
(Perm Req)
Supervised Clinical Practice in Couple and Family Therapy
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: FMSC650 and Permission of Instructor.
FMSC689
(Perm Req)
Research Internship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Internship related to student's chosen specialization.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FMSC698
(Perm Req)
Advanced Topics in Family Science
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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FMSC698V
Advanced Topics in Family Science; Violence in Families
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
FMSC699
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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FMSC789
(Perm Req)
Non-Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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FMSC799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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FMSC898
FMSC899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: S-F
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