Fall 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CATH 234 - 01 Love, Sex, & Friendship M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

41381 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Stephen J. Heaney

A philosophical examination of the nature of human love. Possible topics include reciprocity and permanence, fidelity, romantic love, human sexuality, kinds of friendship. Special attention will be given to the thought of John Paul II. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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Location Time Day(s)
COJO 220 - 01 Interpersonal Communication M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

41537 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Xiaowen Guan

Theory and practice of interpersonal communication, including how self-concept, language, nonverbal communication, and relationships effect and are affected by communication. Common problems in interpersonal communication, options for managing these problems, and ethical issues in interpersonal communication are examined. Students apply theory and concepts through class exercises, simulations and individual projects.

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Location Time Day(s)
COJO 374 - 01 Family & Couple Communication M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 206

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

43149 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carol J. Bruess

Examination of communication dynamics within the family system. Patterns of interaction, message exchange, developmental stages, and satisfaction and stability will be explored in light of today's ever-changing family structure. Focus will include traditional (nuclear) and non- traditional family types. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor

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Location Time Day(s)
FAST 200 - 01 Foundations of Family Studies M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 308

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

42337 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kimberly K. Swinson-Stafford

As a foundation of the Family Studies major and minor, this course provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the discipline and profession of Family Studies. Students will be introduced to primary family theories and the practical nature of theorizing for understanding, explaining and strengthening all families; read original and translated/applied research on family topics; explore substantive topics of the field; examine the current state of Family Studies and its multidisciplinary roots; become familiar with family studies’ occupations and professional organizations; review ethical principles of working with and studying families; and examine a range of contemporary issues for families in the 21st century.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HLTH 342 - 01 HLTH & FAM EDUC: Curric & Asse - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 101

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

42158 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bonnie Y. Johnson

Learners will explore effective strategies for development and evaluation of Community Health Education and Family Life Education curriculum. This exploration will include growth and developmental concerns, innovative learning theories, participant-centered and proactive learning, and best practices in pedagogy. There is an emphasis on interactive and interdisciplinary learning paradigms, population assessment, and curricula development and evaluation. Strategies for educating students and families from diverse populations will be incorporated.

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Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 234 - 01 Love, Sex, & Friendship M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

41270 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Stephen J. Heaney

A philosophical examination of the nature of human love. Possible topics include reciprocity and permanence, fidelity, romantic love, human sexuality, kinds of friendship. Special attention will be given to the thought of John Paul II. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 202 - 01 Lifespan Development M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

40278 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly E. McKenzie

An introduction to developmental principles and theories throughout the life span. The course also includes research, application and the interplay among the physical, emotional, social and intellectual variables in the process of growth and development. Also examined is how individuals develop the knowledge, skills, and personality characteristics that allow them to become successful later in life as well as how differences among individuals come about. Prerequisite: PSYC 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PSYC 202 may not receive credit for PSYC 200 or 204.

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Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 203 - 01 Psychology of Adolescence M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

40279 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sarah E. Cronin

An introduction to issues and theories of development dealing with adolescence. The course reviews the principles, theories, research and application of cognitive, emotional, personality, social and physical development. Also examined is how adolescents develop the knowledge, skills, and personality characteristics that allow them to become successful adults as well as how differences among teens come about. Prerequisite: PSYC 111

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 288 - 01 Psych of Marriage & Family M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

40284 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John R. Buri

An examination of the psychological concepts, issues, challenges and changes relevant to marriage and family today. Topics include intimacy, liking and loving, power and control, gender, marriage and family therapy, and the psychological effects of marriage vs. non-marriage, divorce, and various parenting styles. Prerequisites: PSYC 111 and junior standing or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOWK 340 - 02 Human Behav & Social Env - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCB 324

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

SCB 324

Course Registration Number:

41354 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Laurel N. Bidwell

The primary focus of this course is to investigate how humans interact with their social environments. This is a theory-heavy course focusing on metacognition- training students to think about the way we think. The course provides students with knowledge of theories of the social environments and how they impact, as well as are impacted, by human behavior. Further, theories on human behavior are examined through the multidimensional framework constituting biological, psychological, spiritual, socio-cultural, political, and economic factors. Emphasis is on the role of and interaction between these multiple factors at the level of various systems: the individual, family, small group, organization, community, and society, including political and economic systems. The course consists of five modules: interpersonal relations and empowerment; social systems; political and economic systems; justice; and multiculturalism. The course investigates the multiple dimensions and intersections of diversity including gender, race/ethnicity, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation, nationality, and global and international perspectives. Students leave the class with a holistic understanding of the human experience within the environments that surround them. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: SOWK 281/2810; Prerequisites: SOCI 100, PSYC 202/2025; BIOL 105/106/1120 or consent of the program director. SOWK 340/3400 is the same course as SOWK 3400/340 at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.

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Location Time Day(s)
SOWK 441 - 01 Fam Res/Div: Immigrant Refugee - T - - - - - 1640 - 1905 SCB 107

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

41568 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Stephanie A. Spandl

This course presents the family resilience framework as a foundational context for working with diverse populations, focusing on strengths and adaptive capacity. Specifically, this course explores critical issues, theory and skills related to social work practice with immigrants and refugees. Consideration is given to the macro context of immigration including related policy responses. Key factors in resettlement and transition, such as migration trauma, the social work delivery system, and the role of the social worker with clients, communities and organization will be addressed.

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - 01 Christian Marriage M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 326

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

40997 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - 02 Christian Marriage M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 SCB 326

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

40998 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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J-Term 2017 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 288 - 01 Psy of Marriage & Family - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

10010 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John R. Buri

An examination of the psychological concepts, issues, challenges and changes relevant to marriage and family today. Topics include intimacy, liking and loving, power and control, gender, marriage and family therapy, and the psychological effects of marriage vs. non-marriage, divorce, and various parenting styles. Prerequisites: PSYC 111 and junior standing or permission of the instructor

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - L01 Christian Marriage - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 JRC 401

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

10067 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary M. Hoden

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - W01 Christian Marriage - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

10076 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Spring 2017 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 220 - 01 Interpersonal Communication - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

21659 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carol J. Bruess

Theory and practice of interpersonal communication, including how self-concept, language, nonverbal communication, and relationships effect and are affected by communication. Common problems in interpersonal communication, options for managing these problems, and ethical issues in interpersonal communication are examined. Students apply theory and concepts through class exercises, simulations and individual projects.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 374 - 01 Family & Couple Communication - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC 114

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

22437 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carol J. Bruess

Examination of communication dynamics within the family system. Patterns of interaction, message exchange, developmental stages, and satisfaction and stability will be explored in light of today's ever-changing family structure. Focus will include traditional (nuclear) and non- traditional family types. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENTR 296 - 01 Understanding Family Business M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 SCH 314

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

SCH 314

Course Registration Number:

22534 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Ritch L. Sorenson

Values distinguish family businesses from other businesses. Cases developed at St. Thomas about regional family businesses will show how faith and family values make family businesses unique, long-lasting and profitable. In this introductory course, students will interact with business families to learn about this most prominent form of business world-wide. Family owned businesses are by far the largest employers in the world, ranging from the local mom-and-pop stores to huge world-wide businesses such as Cargill and Walmart. This is a 2-credit course.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FAST 200 - 01 Foundations of Family Studies M - - - - - - 1800 - 2115 OEC 305

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2115

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

21691 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kimberly K. Swinson-Stafford

As a foundation of the Family Studies major and minor, this course provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the discipline and profession of Family Studies. Students will be introduced to primary family theories and the practical nature of theorizing for understanding, explaining and strengthening all families; read original and translated/applied research on family topics; explore substantive topics of the field; examine the current state of Family Studies and its multidisciplinary roots; become familiar with family studies’ occupations and professional organizations; review ethical principles of working with and studying families; and examine a range of contemporary issues for families in the 21st century.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FAST 400 - 01 Seminar in Family Studies M - - - - - - 1800 - 2115 OEC 311

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2115

Location:

OEC 311

Course Registration Number:

20112 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Allison C. Jessee

This advanced capstone course for the Family Studies major is a multidisciplinary seminar taken after a student has completed at least four courses in the Family Studies major. The course incorporates a variety of methods, theories, and pedagogies drawn from the family studies paradigm. A substantial portion of the course will be devoted to student experience in the community and professions, including reflections and analyses that incorporate family studies scholarship. Prerequisite: FAST 200, plus two of COJO 374 (formerly COJO 472), PSYC 288, SOCI 321, plus six other courses from the list of approved courses for the Major.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FAST 490 - 01 Intro to Marr/Fam Couns See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22618 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Timothy Balke

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MOH 4501630-220010 Feb '17
MOH 4500900-130011 Feb '17
MOH 4501630-220010 Mar '17
MOH 4500900-130011 Mar '17
MOH 4501630-220007 Apr '17
MOH 4500900-130008 Apr '17
MOH 4501630-220012 May '17
MOH 4500900-130013 May '17
HLTH 462 - 01 Human Sexuality Education - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 204

Course Registration Number:

20151 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sarah Sevcik

The examination of the strategies and techniques for the development of human sexuality education for personal and professional needs. The course also addresses the curricular and community needs and concerns of K-12 students. Effective and appropriate teaching strategies and learning activities reflecting approved educational content and guidelines for a variety of audiences will be examined and practiced. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

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Location Time Day(s)
IDSC 291 - 01 The Anatomy of Violence - T - - - - - 1800 - 2115 MCH 109

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2115

Location:

MCH 109

Course Registration Number:

20153 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul P. Schnell

The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge and understanding of cultural, racial and interpe rsonal violence and develop a commitment to promoting a violence-free society. Emphasis is on exploration of the extent, causes and effects of violence and strategies for intervention on the micro and macro levels. Specific areas of study include domestic/partner abuse, child abuse/neglect, peer/date violence, elder abuse, sexual assault/sexual harassment, cultural violence, racism and other systemic oppression. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.

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Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 200 - 01 Psych of Infancy & Childhood M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC LL01

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC LL01

Course Registration Number:

20285 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Allison C. Jessee

An introduction to issues and theories of development dealing with infancy, toddlerhood, and early and middle childhood. The course reviews the principles, theories, research and application of cognitive, emotional, personality, social and physical development. Also examined is how children develop the knowledge, skills, and personality characteristics that allow them to become successful adults as well as how differences among children come about. Prerequisite: PSYC 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PSYC 200 may not receive credit for PSYC 202.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 202 - 01 Lifespan Development M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

20560 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Allison C. Jessee

An introduction to developmental principles and theories throughout the life span. The course also includes research, application and the interplay among the physical, emotional, social and intellectual variables in the process of growth and development. Also examined is how individuals develop the knowledge, skills, and personality characteristics that allow them to become successful later in life as well as how differences among individuals come about. Prerequisite: PSYC 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PSYC 202 may not receive credit for PSYC 200 or 204.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 321 - 01 Marriages and Families M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 309

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

20304 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Laura Fischer

This course uses sociological theories and research to understand some of the most pressing social issues facing families today - single parenting, divorce and blended families, violence, and poverty. We study the social processes involved in choosing partners (and remaining single); sexualities and intimacy; parenting (or not); communication (and conflict); power (and satisfaction). Finally, we focus not just on family stress, but also on family resilience. This course meets a requirement in Family Studies and Women?s Studies. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or permission of the instructor

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - 01 Christian Marriage M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 SCB 325

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

SCB 325

Course Registration Number:

20770 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - 02 Christian Marriage M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 325

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 325

Course Registration Number:

20771 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - W01 Christian Marriage - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

21803 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - W02 Christian Marriage - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

21804 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Location Time Day(s)