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Subject Course Section Course Title Course Description Instructor Files Term
RS 285 001 The Sacred Eart: Religion and Ecology

An examination of the past and present effects of Christianity and other world religions on human treatment of the natural world. Historical background, recent debates, and contemporary approaches to the ethical issues will be investigated.

 

Held with ERS 294

 

Offered on campus

Cristina Vanin Fall 2022
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

Denise Whitehead Fall 2022
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 2022
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

John Rempel Fall 2022
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

Carm De Santis Fall 2022
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 2022
SMF 250 001 Family Policy and the Law

There is a persistent tension in our society about where the responsibility for children lies: the family or society. This course examines various topics in Canadian social and family policy that affect children's development and family well-being. Topics may include the legislative provisions in areas such as parenting supports, income security, family law, youth justice, caregiving, and the distinct framework for Indigenous families.

 

Offered on campus

Denise Whitehead Fall 2022
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 2022
SMF 490 001 Practicum and Professional Ethics

This course involves an assigned unpaid apprenticeship in a human services setting combined with regular seminar meetings. The practicum will require 15 hours per week. Paid or volunteer positions that are obtained outside the context of this course are not eligible for credit in this course.

 

Department Consent Required

 

Offered on campus

 

Carm De Santis Fall 2022
SMF 496 001 Seminar in Family Studies - Femme Theory & Relationships

This seminar allows students to integrate their knowledge in the domains of couples, marriages, and family studies. Topics reflect current issues from a theoretical and research perspective.

 

Offered on campus

Rhea Ashley Hoskin Fall 2022