FAM 250: Dating and Long-Term Romantic Relationships (3 credit hours)
An introductory survey course that addresses individual, interpersonal, and developmental dynamics associated with developing and sustaining long-term romantic relationships. Topics include development of interpersonal attraction, theories of love and relationship development, communication, sexuality, influence of stress on romantic relationships, common problems in romantic relationships (jealousy, loneliness, conflict), power and violence, therapeutic interventions, and issues associated with ending a romantic relationship.

FAM 251: Personal and Family Finance (3 credit hours)
Management of personal and family financial resources throughout the lifespan. A study of individual and family finances as related to planning, credit, savings, investment, insurance, taxes, housing costs, transportation costs, retirement and estate planning.

FAM 252: Introduction to Relationships, Marriages, and Families (3 credit hours)
An introduction to evidence-based perspectives on relationships, marriages, and families. Although emphasis is on using family systems theory to understand relationship processes, multiple theoretical and empirical perspectives are used to examine and take positions on numerous contemporary issues in family science.

FAM 253: Human Sexuality (3 credit hours)
An introductory survey of human sexuality including gender, love and intimacy, sexual expression and variation, sexual orientation, contraception, pregnancy and birth, sexually transmitted infections, sexual coercion, and sex in society.

FAM 254: Life Course Human Development (3 credit hours)
An introduction to the basic principles of human development through the life course of the individual from conception to death, common life transitions, and social change shape people's lives from birth to death. Roles of family, school, peers, and work will also be examined in relation to human development. Emphasis will be placed on the general theories of human development and their relation to the life course.

FAM 301: Supporting Hospitalized Children (3 credit hours)
This course uses Child Life theory to address providing developmentally appropriate psychosocial and emotional support to hospitalized children and their families. Topics will include assessment, common stressors, therapeutic interventions, parent and sibling support, procedural preparation, pain management, and bereavement support.

FAM 302: Learning and Healing through Play (3 credit hours)
This course uses child development as the foundation to discuss the importance of play throughout childhood to understand, educate, and support healing. Students will learn about various forms of play for each developmental stage, the value of various play environments, and be introduced to effectively integrating play into therapeutic, medical, and educational settings.

FAM 350: Consumer Economics and Issues (3 credit hours)
An in-depth study of consumer issues, rights, and responsibilities. An examination of how individual and societal decisions affect quality of life, including consumer safety, and the interactions of consumption, health, law, government regulations, and the economy. Consumer education and financial literacy will also be emphasized.

FAM 354: Contemporary Family Diversity (3 credit hours)
Exploration of the form and function of contemporary families, within the United States and around the world, according to ethnic or sociocultural identity, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, relationship status, and living arrangements.

FAM 357: Adolescent Development (3 credit hours)
This course conducts an in-depth analysis of adolescent development and adjustments using an ecological, multi-contextual framework. The primary focus is on scholarship and empirical evidence from a number of disciplines that have direct bearing on the study of adolescent development, with a particular interest in applying a cross- cultural/national comparative lens. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

FAM 360: Introduction to Family Intervention (3 credit hours)
Survey course to introduce students to the various skills, strategies and professional ethical standards used by family scientists in helping relationships. The emphasis will be on learning the skills required to provide support for families and individuals. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

FAM 390: Introduction to Research Methods (3 credit hours)
An introduction to research design, methodology, instrumentation, and data analysis with emphasis on a student's ability to understand and critique research in the content areas of consumer economics, personal finance, human development, and family relations. This course provides partial credit for the written component of GCCR in conjunction with FAM 360 and CEF 403 or FAM 357.

FAM 402: Issues in Family Resource Management (3 credit hours)
Examination of family economics and management issues and analysis of their impact on the well-being of families across the major transitions of the family life-cycle. Particular emphasis will be given to family decision-making.

FAM 403: Mate Selection Theory and Research (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of mate selection theory and research. Process in the US and abroad will be explored. Sex, love, culture, values, and how these factors play into the process of mate selection will be covered.

FAM 450: Adult Development Within Family (3 credit hours)
This course examines the major stages of adult life including young adulthood, middle age, and later life. The course is designed to promote understanding of the processes, issues, and concerns confronting individuals during adulthood within the dynamic context of family.

FAM 455: International Education Abroad (3 credit hours)
In-depth exploration on a given topic, coupled with on-site experiential education in an international context, to examine how cultural, historical, environmental, geographical, and/or political factors shape relational, developmental, or financial experiences and outcomes. Course requirements include travel abroad on an established itinerary, offered in conjunction with UK Education Abroad. This course may be repeated three times, provided the destination or topic is different each time.

FAM 473: Family Life Education (3 credit hours)
Historical development, current programs, and emerging trends in family life education with particular emphases on programs and techniques for teaching sex education, marital relations, parenting and human development.

FAM 475: Special Topics in Family Sciences (1, 2, or 3 credit hours)
Course will focus on selected topics drawn from various areas of family sciences taught by faculty members with special interests and competence. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits under different subtitles.

FAM 486: Field Experiences in Family Resource Management (3 credit hours)
Field training in community setting. Opportunities for developing competencies in planning and conducting individual and small group experiences related to family resource management. Lecture, one hour; laboratory, seven hours per week. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

FAM 495: Independent Work in Family Sciences (1, 2, or 3 credit hours)
Intensive independent scholarship or training in family sciences. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

FAM 499: Internship in Family Sciences (3 credit hours)
Supervised internship and capstone course for seniors in a community, educational, Cooperative Extension, and/or research setting. Emphasis on observation, teaching, conceptualizing research problems, and developing competencies in providing service at the individual, family and/or community level. Students will be required to assist in designing, implementing, and evaluating research and programs related to family life. Presentations, research papers, outside speakers, and career guidance will be significant course components along with the laboratory hours. Lecture, two hours bi-weekly; laboratory, eight hours weekly. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

FAM 502: Families and Children Under Stress (3 credit hours)
An investigation of the stressors and crises experienced by families and their members and their efforts to cope with them. Special attention is given to prevention, management and enrichment strategies. Implications for practitioners will be drawn from conceptual frameworks and recent research.

FAM 519: Understanding Intimate Partner Violence (3 credit hours)
The course is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore the prevalence and impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) and history of systemic response to it. Students will be introduced to methods of engagement, assessment, and intervention based on current research and practice knowledge. Particular attention will be given to the examination of personal and professional values regarding IPV as well as co-occurring issues.

FAM 553: Parent–Child Relationships Across the Lifecourse (3 credit hours)
Exploration of the parenting process from a lifespans perspective. Current theory and research, with childrearing application, will be emphasized. Emphasis will be on parent education methods and the changing parental role over the life cycle.

FAM 563: Families, Legislation, & Public Policy (3 credit hours)
A study of the impact of legislation and public policies on the well being of the family. Emphasis on the involvement of individuals and families with policies and legal resources as a means for realizing satisfying lifestyles.

FAM 585: Aging and Environment (3 credit hours)
Explores the elderly person's changing experience of environment. Physiological, psychological and social changes are related to adjustment within urban and rural community environments, special housing for the elderly, and long-term care environments.