This course examines the structures and functions of marriage and family in various cultural settings, including issues such as dating, courtship, marital choice, gender roles, demographic trends, historical developments, and relation to the workplace. 

This course examines the dynamics of parent-child relationships with an emphasis on how those relationships change over time.  Topics include parents’ rights and responsibilities, communication, discipline, guidance, spiritual nurture, parenting by single parents, and step-parenting.

This course focuses on principles and procedures for managing the family's resources of time, money, possessions and environment. Students will learn about the importance of making choices and how those choices affect the lives of the people around them.  Students will also learn different theories on how to develop, allocate, conserve and expend their resources.

This course provides an advanced study of the physiology of human reproduction, the process of sexual response, types of sexual behaviors and dysfunctions, approaches to family planning and sex education, Biblical teaching on sexual issues, and sexual values and decision-making.

This course will help in the design of methods to communicate to family members about family life.  It will investigate different ways to teach about family, how to lead conferences and groups that focus on family life and how to assess the work being done.