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Subject Course Section Course Title Course Description Instructor Files Term
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?"

 

Offered online

Fall 2023
RS 291 001 Special Topics - SJU in Peru

Consult Department for current offerings.

 

Open to students participating in the SJU in Peru service learning program only.

Fall 2023
SMF 101 001 Introduction to Relationships and Families

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

 

Offered on campus

Fall 2023
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.

 

Offered on campus

Fall 2023
SMF 205 001 The Dark Side of Sexuality

As with all profound and meaningful human activities, sexuality has the potential to involve harm, manipulation, and abuse. This course offers a theoretical and empirical examination of the dark side of human sexuality. Topics may include sex work, pornography, sexual violence and abuse, incest, compulsive sexual behaviour, and paraphilias.

 

Offered on campus

Fall 2023
SMF 208 001 Introduction to Systemic Therapies and Anti-Oppressive Practices

This course provides an overview of various theoretical and therapeutic practices in relational and sex therapy, and serves as an introduction to social justice, anti-oppressive, and inclusionary therapeutic practices. In doing so, the intersections of social locations such as class, culture, dis/ability, gender, and race within various social contexts are critically analyzed.

 

Offered on campus

Fall 2023
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.

 

Offered on campus

Fall 2023
SMF 218 001 Sexual Health and Well-Being in Comics

This course will present a concentrated history of the major trends and patterns within the representation of human sexuality and sexual health in 20th- and 21st-century comics art. Students will be introduced to the unique and powerful role that comics have played in representing sexuality and sexual well-being through exposure to various artists and scholars on the subject. Students will explore key concepts through close readings of relevant texts, and through the application of key theoretical materials, modeling the kind of analytical work that students will then produce themselves in both discussion and written assignments.

 

Held with HHUM 218

 

Offered on campus

Fall 2023
SMF 220 001 Research Methods

This course introduces students to the philosophy and methods of social science and humanities research, including an examination of issues and approaches to conducting research in the areas of sexuality, couples, and families.

 

Offered on campus

Fall 2023
SMF 301 001 Communication and Counselling Skills

This course is an examination and analysis of the theories and methods of communication as applied within the processes of individual, relational, and family consultation and counselling.

 

Offered on campus

Fall 2023