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SMF 230 001 Introduction to Statistics in SMF

The goal of this introductory statistics course is to help students understand the logic and appropriate application of commonly used descriptive and inferential statistics, with examples drawn from various disciplines relevant to sexuality, marriage, and family studies.

Christopher Quinn-Nilas PDF icon SMF 230_C.Quinn-Nilas_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
SMF 212 001 Navigating Sexuality and Relationships in Mid/Later Life

This course reviews the process of navigating relationships and sexuality as persons age. Topics may include physical/biological changes, desire, youth-focused culture, relationship dissolution, dating, and technologies.

Stacey Jacobs PDF icon SMF 212_S.Jacobs_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
SMF 211 001 Dynamics of Dating

This course examines the dynamics of intimate relationships in the context of the modern, Western construct of dating. Topics explored may include long-distance relationships, polyamorous relationships, online dating, hook-up culture, shifting romantic and family formation dynamics, modern communications and technology, and the role of pop culture in dating trends.

Toni Serafini Winter 2020
SMF 207 001 Parents, Children, and Family Relations

This course examines caregiver/parent-child relationships from a broad interdisciplinary perspective over the lifespan. Topics may include: the transition to parenthood, parenting practices and their intersection with child/adult development, social and cultural influences on families with children, same-sex parenting, gender variance/fluidity and family relationships, family relations after parental separation, and care of aging parents.

Angela Underhill PDF icon SMF 207_A.Underhill_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
SMF 204 001 Introduction to Human Sexuality

This course provides a broad interdisciplinary overview of theories and research on human sexuality. Topics may include: human anatomy, sexual health, sexual response cycle, sexual orientation, gender, sex work, sexual practices, fetishes and paraphilias, and attraction/intimacy/love.

BJ Rye PDF icon SMF 204_BJ.Rye_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
SMF 101 001 Introduction to Relationships and Families

This course provides an overview of couple, marital, and family relationships from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective.

Denise Whitehead Winter 2020
RS 499 001 Senior Seminar

This seminar examines contemporary methods and theories in the study of religion and how they may be used to address specific themes in religious studies.

Department Consent Required

David Seljak PDF icon RS 499_D.Seljak_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
RS 383 001 Justice, Peace, and Development

An examination of communities, movements, and theologies which express a Christian hope for justice, peace, and development in the encounter with injustice, oppression, and poverty.

Reserved for Beyond Borders students only

Myroslaw Tataryn PDF icon RS 383_M.Tataryn and M.Tataryn-Truchan_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
RS 342 001 Heresy and Religious Crises in Late Medieval Europe

An exploration of the impact of social crises on late medieval religious modes of expression. Topics will include the Great Famine, the Black Death, the Avignon Papacy and Western Schism, the development of heretical movements, and the eventual disintegration of European religious unity.

Cross-listed with HIST 304, MEDVL 304

Jolanta Komornicka PDF icon HIST 304-MEDVL 304-RS 342_J.Komornicka_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
RS 180 081 Love and Friendship

A study of the significance of love and friendship in classical and contemporary religious writers. We will consider questions such as, "Why are friendship and love important for human living?" and "Is friendship with God a possibility?"

Carolyn Whitney-Brown Winter 2020