Department of Family Sciences

This is an archived copy of the 2014-2015 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.twu.edu.

http://www.twu.edu/family-sciences/

Chair: Karen Petty, Professor
Location: HDB 115

Phone: 940-898-2698
Fax: 940-898-2676
E-mail: kpetty@twu.edu

Graduate Degrees Offered


The Department of Family Sciences at Texas Woman’s University offers graduate degree programs at both the master’s and the doctoral levels. Master of Science programs are offered in the areas of Child Development, Counseling and Development, Family Studies, and Family Therapy. The Master of Education program is offered in Early Childhood Education. At the doctoral level, the Department of Family Sciences offers Ph.D. degree programs in Early Child Development and Education, Family Studies, and Family Therapy.

The mission of the Department of Family Sciences is described as follows: Through an integration of the root disciplines involved in life course human development, the Department of Family Sciences facilitates the development of learning and competencies in students who will enhance the quality of life for individuals and families in a diverse global society. The Family Sciences faculty empowers students to be proactive and systemic in approach. Students enrolled in Family Sciences graduate programs will find a considerable portion of classes offered in both an online and a traditional face-to-face format. Every program area includes classes with at least a portion of time dedicated to online instruction. The Master of Science in Family Studies is available in both online and traditional formats.

The department seeks to guide students in strengthening and expanding their competencies and to prepare them for professional positions related to the degree programs offered. Degree programs are planned in consultation with advisory committees to meet the students’ individual needs based on their academic and professional backgrounds and goals. No grade below ‘B’ is accepted toward a master’s or doctoral degree in the department.

Counseling and Development

The M.S. in Counseling and Development is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students pursuing the M.S. in Counseling and Development may choose a focal area of interest in either Clinical Mental Health (MHC) Counseling (designed to meet educational requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor [LPC] licensure) or School Counseling (designed to meet educational requirements of the State Board for Educator Certification and LPC). Certificates are awarded by the State Board for Educator Certification; contact the Department of Teacher Education for information about current Texas certificates. Students who complete educational requirements in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are eligible to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Students who sit for the licensure examination should be aware that successful completion of a 3000 clock hour postmaster’s internship in counseling is required in addition to successfully passing the examination by the National Board of Certified Counselors in order to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. The master’s degree in counseling meets the academic requirements for LPC.

Students may satisfy the academic requirements for Registered Therapist (RPT) in either Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling, if appropriate electives are successfully completed.

A dual Master of Science in Counseling and Development and Master of Arts in Music (with an emphasis in Music Therapy) is available to students who declare their intentions to pursue this option prior to the completion of 12 semester credit hours of graduate credit toward their degrees. Students must complete separate applications to both departments/programs through the Graduate School. Students are to consult with both departments for more information on degree plans and specific requirements for each department.

Family Therapy

Students completing the master’s and doctoral degree programs in Family Therapy have each met the academic degree requirements to sit for the national examination for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Texas . Those who pass the licensure examination must also complete 3,000 hours of therapy under supervision as an LMFT-Associate before becoming fully licensed as an LMFT by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Child Development, Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education

Both the M.S. in Child Development and the M.S. in Family Studies meet the standards and criteria required for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The Family Studies degree is not designed to train family therapists or counselors; the curriculum includes no clinical competencies.

The Early Childhood Education master’s degree program provides professional development for teachers of young children.

Admission Requirements

Please see the admissions section of this catalog for general TWU Graduate admissions requirements and process.

No more than 12 semester credit hours taken as a non-degree-seeking student may be applied on a degree plan. Regardless of the grade a student makes, taking 12 semester credit hours does not assure admittance to a graduate program in Family Sciences. The student must apply to the Graduate School as a non-degree-seeking student and must receive permission from the department chair before enrolling in graduate classes offered by the Department of Family Sciences.

Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Early Child Development and Education

All applicants for graduate degrees in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Early Child Development and Education are expected to hold an earned bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate study and a minimum of 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work. In addition, applicants are expected to present Graduate Record Examination scores in both the Verbal and Quantitative areas. Applicants for the Master’s degree are expected to submit a current vita and three letters of reference. Applicants for the doctoral degree are expected to submit a current vita, a letter of intent, and three letters of reference.

Counseling and Development

All applicants for graduate degree in Counseling and Development are expected to hold an earned bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate study and a minimum of 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work. In addition, an interview with program faculty is part of the admissions criteria and a role play assignment and a writing sample are required on the day of the interview. Individuals applying for the school counseling certification must have a Master’s degree, Texas teaching certification, and 2 years of classroom teaching experience.

Family Therapy

All applicants for the Master’s degree in Family Therapy are expected to hold an earned bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of 3.25 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate study. In addition, they are expected to submit a letter of intent and participate in an interview as part of the admissions process. During the day of the interview, they will be asked to give a writing sample. Applicants for the doctoral degree in Family Therapy are expected to hold a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3.5 GPA on all graduate work. In addition, a letter of intent is required. An interview with program faculty is part of the admissions criteria, and a writing sample is required on the day of the interview.

Family Studies

All applicants for the Family Studies graduate programs must submit a scholarly writing sample in the form of a letter of intent. Specifications are available from the Family Sciences office as well as the Family Sciences website. Individuals applying for the Master’s degree are expected to hold an earned bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate study and a minimum of 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work. Individuals applying for the doctorate are expected to hold a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3.35 GPA on all graduate work and participate in on campus interview.

School Counseling

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education 

Three Post-Baccalaureate teacher certification options are available:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences composite certificate
  • Human Development and Family Studies specialized certificate
  • Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Sciences specialized certificate

Students who wish to be certified to teach Family and Consumer Sciences should contact the Department of Family Sciences for additional information.

Minors Offered to Students from Other Departments

Students in other departments may minor in any program in the department with the exception of Counseling and Development and Family Therapy. Courses appropriate for the minor should be chosen in consultation with an advisor in the minor area or the department chair prior to enrollment.

Courses

FS 5003. Lifespan Human Development. Examination of similarities and differences in conceptions of behavior throughout the lifespan; emphasis on individual development in the context of the family; includes 15 hours directed observation. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5023. Family Sexuality. Concepts of developmental sexuality, including sex education within the family. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5103. Families as Consumers. Family decision-making, values, and goals; analysis of current consumer trends and issues impacting the family; strategies for consumer education and advocacy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5113. Theories of Human Development. Focus on theoretical concepts of development in the areas of cognition, language, personality growth, educational theory, and social-cultural perspectives. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5123. Theories of the Family. Theoretical and functional approach to the family; the nature and functions of the family; its relationship to institutions, culture, and the individual. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5143. Addiction Counseling. Introduction to the assessment, theories, and treatment of dependency. Emphasis on effects of drug and alcohol abuse on individuals and families, the recovery process, and basic concepts and techniques of treatment and rehabilitation. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5153. Family Changes and Diversity. Comprehensive synthesis of current research and theories related to cultural, economic, and structural variations in families; examination of family resilience in response to change. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5163. Play Therapy. Philosophy and basic assumptions about functions of play for children, major theories, and approaches to play therapy; observation and didactic work with children in play therapy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5173. Crisis Intervention Counseling. Crisis theory and intervention strategies; special emphasis on suicidology, natural and man-made disasters, and crisis management in the schools. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5183. Grief and Bereavement. Death and bereavement from a social, psychological, biological, and physiological perspective; special types of loss such as death of a child, miscarriage, and bereavement by suicide; therapeutic interventions and strategies linked to the grieving process; ethical issues such as euthanasia, DNR orders, and withdrawal of life support. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5193. Statistics for Research in Family Sciences. Analysis of data using descriptive and inferential statistics; selection of appropriate statistical tests; interpretation of research publications; applications of statistical methods using computer software. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5203. Language and Literacy in Early Childhood. In-depth study of language and literacy for ages birth through eight, including strategies for promoting early literacy development at home and at school. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5213. Curriculum Development in Early Childhood. In-depth study of basic principles underlying curriculum construction and innovative instructional practices for ages birth to eight; emphasis on research related to organization and sequential arrangement of materials. Observations/Field Experience: Fifteen clock hours. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5221. Seminar in Family Sciences. Review of current research strategies and findings in relevant literature. Variable topics. May be repeated for five additional hours of credit. One seminar hour a week. Credit: One hour.

FS 5223. Child Growth and Human Development in Early Childhood. Motor, social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of the development of children birth through age eight. Observation/Field experience: Fifteen clock hours. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5233. Communication in Marriage and Family. Personal growth and professional development through the examination of effective communication in marriage and family. Presentation of various theories and techniques of communication to demonstrate diverse patterns of verbal and nonverbal communication within the family unit. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5243. Adolescents in the Family. Understanding of the physical, social, psychological, and behavioral characteristics of the adolescent in the context of the family. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5253. Gender Role Development. Development of male and female roles across the life cycle. Familial, parental, filial, and school influences. Implications for teachers, parents, administrators, and counselors. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5263. Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood. Designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge base concerning assessment of young children. Areas of emphasis include development of skills in selection; use and interpretation of developmentally appropriate formal, informal, and holistic instruments and procedures; measurement terms and principles; procedures and legal requirements for record keeping; use of technology in assessment; and managing an assessment team. Observation/Field experience: Fifteen clock hours. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5273. Reflections and Perspectives in Early Childhood. An analysis of contemporary issues and problems in early childhood including investigations of current research, as well as analysis of ethical, political, and advocacy teams. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5283. Technology and the Young Learner. Examination of developmentally appropriate use of technology with all young learners including integration into curriculum areas, environmental considerations, and the use of technology tools for observation, documentation, and communication with families and peers. Observation/Field experience: Fifteen clock hours. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5293. Advanced Play Therapy: Theories and Applications. Theories, techniques/methods, applications to special settings or populations, ethics, and professional responsibilities. Includes conference attendance and clinical experience in play therapy. Prerequisite: FS 5163 or equivalent. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5303. Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling. Introduction to the counseling profession and ethics. Examines the characteristics of the effective counselor and the parameters of counseling in a variety of settings, including schools and agencies. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5313. Counseling Theory and Practice. General survey of current major theories of counseling and psychotherapy. Content includes historical background, theory of personality, dynamics of client change process, therapeutic techniques, and evaluation. Development of student's own theory of counseling is emphasized. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5323. Psychological Appraisal of the Individual. Nature and status of psychological testing; in-depth investigation of characteristics and structure of intelligence, achievement, and personality measuring techniques; actual practice in selection, administration, and interpretation of standardized tests. Prerequisite: FS 5303 or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5353. Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Counselors. Descriptive, research-based, and clinical knowledge for the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders by counselors. Includes personality disorders and disorders of behavior, impulse control, mood, and anxiety, or loss of contact with reality. Study of the APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and its use in treatment planning. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5363. Prepracticum. Experiential learning and practice of skills, qualities, and decision-making capabilities integrated in the effective intentional counselor. Practice of the techniques of counseling is performed under supervision. Prerequisites: FS 5303 and FS 5313 for Counseling and Development students; FS 5133, FS 5303, or 6233 for Family Therapy students; and permission of the instructor. Ten practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5364. Practicum in Counseling and Development. Professional supervised experience in counseling individuals and groups; supervision of live or videotaped sessions. Prerequisites: FS 5363 and permission of the instructor. Thirteen practicum hours a week. Credit: Four hours.

FS 5373. Group Counseling Procedures. A study of theories, techniques, and procedures in group counseling; development of skills to counsel small groups and conduct developmental group guidance activities in educational settings. Prerequisites: FS 5303, FS 5313, and FS 5363; or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5383. Counseling Children and Adolescents. Current theories for counseling children and adolescents; emphasis on practical experiences. Prerequisites: Six graduate hours in counseling, psychology, or family sciences; and permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5393. School Guidance and Counseling Services. Various organizational patterns, administrative practices, and functions of modern school counseling and guidance programs; current counseling and assessment techniques; professional and ethical aspects; current issues and trends in school counseling programs. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5413. Development and Administration of Programs for Young Children. Examination of program needs; principles of management and administration applied to programs for young children. Emphasis on working with advisory boards, developing program goals and objectives, financial and human resources, legal concerns, program evaluation, physical space and equipment. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5443. Multicultural Counseling. Techniques for counseling minorities. Special consideration is given to counseling needs of Black Americans and Hispanic Americans. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5453. Counseling for Career Development. Theories, techniques, and procedures for counseling with a focus on career and educational decisions. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5493. Community Mental Health Counseling. Examination of the historical development, current status, and functions of community mental health agencies; role of the counselor and other professionals as well as community related organizations. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5533. Parenting Education. Examination of parent education methodology (planning, implementation, and evaluation) and content (parent/child relations, guidance, parenting stages, issues, and context). Exploration of related programs and agencies, historical context, and ethical issues. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5544. Internship in Family Therapy. Professional, supervised experience in counseling families, couples, and individuals; clinical supervision of live or video recorded sessions, 100 face-to-face clinical hours per semester. To be taken three consecutive semesters. Prerequisites: FS 5353, FS 5363, FS 5553, FS 5563, FS 5853, FS 5883, FS 6233, and permission of instructor. Ten practicum hours a week. Credit: Four hours.

FS 5553. Principles of Marital Therapy. Child problems as an avenue to marital therapy, premarital counseling, relationship assessment, emotional and relationship difficulties of the family. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5563. Family Therapy I. Basic techniques for family therapy; theoretical basis for the techniques used; application of counseling principles to family situations; child problems as an avenue to family therapy; the family as a unit for therapy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5573. Family Crises. Stresses on family systems with emphasis on coping and adaptation strategies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5593. Play, Development, and the Young Learner. Investigation of play as the cornerstone of the young child's environment and as a foundation for curriculum development. Observation of children's play as well as theoretical applications of observations will be examined. Three lecture and one laboratory hour a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5603. Aging in Families and Society. Issues and implications of aging for families and society. Focus on research and policy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5613. Child Guidance. Analysis of child guidance and development and research techniques. Emphasis on characteristics and sources of child guidance practices in American culture. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5643. The Development of Infants and Toddlers. Development of the child during the first 24 months of life; special emphasis placed on the active interchange that occurs between infants, toddlers, and the environments in which they develop; programming designed to serve infants, toddlers, and their families included. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5663. Leadership and Staff Development in Family Sciences Programs. Examination of styles of leadership, communication skills, supervision and motivation of staff, staff development activities, and administration of organized services and programs; emphasis on the facilitation of change. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5693. Research Methods in Family Sciences. Development of foundational knowledge of family sciences research methodology; emphasis on skill in planning and conducting family sciences research projects. Prerequisites: Nine hours of master's level coursework completed. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5713. Housing and Families. Interdisciplinary approach to current conditions impacting family housing, including economic, social, psychological, and aesthetic aspects. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5773. Home/School/Community Partnerships. Investigation of techniques and strategies for developing and implementing effective home, school, community involvement programs in early childhood settings. Observation/Field experience: Fifteen clock hours. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5783. Issues in Early Childhood Research and Evaluation. A practical approach to research and evaluation theory and practice which includes evaluating research articles and evaluation reports, identifying problems or topics for investigation, and synthesizing literature reviews. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies will be compared. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5803. Time Management for Families. Principles of time management for families; family time; impact of time on families. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5823. Families and Public Policy. Application of the family perspective to the policy process; research-based formulation and evaluation of public policy; analysis of policy impact on families; advocacy roles of family sciences professionals. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5833. Family Economics. Economic, sociological, psychological, and cultural factors affecting consumer behavior. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5843. Teaching Family Sciences. Theories and techniques of program planning, instruction, and evaluation in family sciences settings; emphasis on needs assessment and curriculum development. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5853. Family Systems. A fundamental introduction to the systems approach to intervention which integrates information regarding the marital, sibling, and individual subsystems, as well as the family of origin and external societal influences. Clinical diagnosis and treatment strategies are emphasized. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5883. Family of Origin. Theoretical bases of family of origin work. In-depth examination of the student's own family history and review of concepts and therapeutic techniques used in family of origin education and counseling. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5894. Internship in Counseling. Professional supervised experience in counseling individuals and groups in an agency or a school setting. To be taken in two consecutive semesters. Prerequisites: FS 5532, FS 5542, and permission of the instructor. Three-hundred clinical field hours per semester. Twenty practicum hours a week. Credit: Four hours.

FS 5903. Special Topics. Organized study of Family Sciences subject matter normally not included in other FS courses. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5911. Independent Study. Intensive study of a problem of individual or professional interest in family sciences. Credit: One hour.

FS 5913. Independent Study. Intensive study of a problem of individual or professional interest in family sciences. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5933. Practicum in Family Sciences. Professional supervised experience in working directly with children, families, or consumers in selected business, institution, or agency appropriate for Family Sciences. Job assignment based on student interests, skills, and degree program. Individual conferences and hours of work to be arranged. Twelve practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5961. Research in Family Sciences. Individual investigation of a specific area in Family Sciences. Credit: One hour.

FS 5963. Research in Family Sciences. Individual investigation of a specific area in Family Sciences. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5973. Professional Paper. Development and implementation of individual project designed to meet unresolved problem in an area of interest. Presentation and defense of project. May be repeated (Limit six hours of credit toward degree.) Credit: Three hours.

FS 5981. The Professional Portfolio. Development of a professional portfolio by students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program demonstrating the student's growth in the Learner-Centered Competencies. Pass-fail grade only. May be repeated. Credit: One hour.

FS 5983. Thesis. Credit: Three hours.

FS 5993. Thesis. Prerequisite: FS 5983. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6003. Advanced Study of the Lifespan. The developmental process as it occurs during the life cycle and implications for the family; relationship of the developmental process to relevant issues in family sciences. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6233. Issues and Ethics in Professional Development. An examination of the major issues for professionals in family therapy; emphasis on legal and ethical standards, professional identity, and private practice issues; examination of the legal/therapeutic interface as it directly impacts practice. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6243. Theories and Strategies for Intervention In Family Therapy. Examination of major strategies for intervening to change interaction within families and other intimate relationships; presentation of change techniques from a systemic perspective; emphasis on current intervention strategies that are ecological in nature. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6253. Supervision in Family Therapy. Techniques in family therapy supervision, including both didactic and interactional components. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6303. Academic Life and Scholarship. Higher education culture from the perspective of a professor: university operations, including admissions, recruitment, university development, and funding sources; philosophies of teaching, research, and service; student characteristics and learning styles; university tenure and promotion issues; and professional identity. Prerequisite: Doctoral student classification. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6323. Health, Illness, and Families. Research-based focus on the macro and micro systemic interactions in families dealing with the health/illness continuum and the mental/physical health care systems. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6333. Effective Online Teaching. Effective online education and learning standards, principles, research, and course design and delivery; developing an effective online course, including hybrid models; best practices for teaching online; and strategies for assessing the quality online education. Open to all majors. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6403. Theory Building in Family Sciences. Foundational elements of theories and models of theories in family sciences; the relationship between theories, models, concepts, and the design and implementation of research in family sciences. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6413. Current Research and Issues in Family Sciences. Emphasis on conceptual and theoretical frameworks in guiding research design and critical analysis of recent literature in family sciences. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6423. Readings in Family Sciences. Critical review of current and classical research and other literature concerned with issues and concepts of family sciences. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6433. Grants Writing in Family Sciences. Study of available funding sources for human services programs; developing skills for requesting funds for an organization or agency; review and evaluation procedures. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6513. Language and Cognitive Development in Young Children. Origins and development of language; cognition as a function of language, stages, and environment; interrelationships of language and cognitive development. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6544. Advanced Internship in Family Therapy. Professional supervised clinical experience in family therapy with families, couples, and individuals; supervision of live or video-recorded sessions. Prerequisites: FS 5353, FS 5363, FS 5553, FS 5563, FS 5853, FS 5883, FS 6233 (or the equivalents), and permission of the instructor. To be taken four consecutive semesters. Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Credit: Four hours.

FS 6563. Family Therapy II. Continuation of family therapy theory development; overview of systemic therapies including MRI, Milan, reflecting team, contextual, language systems, and brief therapy models. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6593. Practicum in Family Sciences. Professional supervised experience in working directly with children, families, or consumers in selected business, institution, or agency appropriate for Family Sciences. Job assignment based on student interests, skills, and degree program. Individual conferences and work hours to be arranged. Twelve practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6623. Social and Cultural Dimensions of Early Language Development. Analysis of psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic research in early childhood language development; determination of patterns of language use in early childhood classes focused on the understanding of the literacy processes embedded in social practices; methods for continuing language growth in the classroom based on the demonstrated processes of language development. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6653. Seminar in Developmental Theory. An analysis and integration of theories and research on development in the early childhood and middle school years. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6663. Foundations of Early Childhood Education. Historical, philosophical, sociological, physical, and psychological bases for understanding and implementing programs of early childhood education. Prerequisite: Six hours of child development or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6683. Professional Seminar in Family Sciences. Development as a professional in Family Sciences demonstrated through teaching, research, and writing. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6693. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods In Family Sciences. Advanced quantitative research design and its application in family sciences; analysis and evaluation of quantitative research; data interpretation; emphasis on hypotheses, variables, ethics, instrumentation, sampling, reliability, and validity; preparation of a quantitative research plan. Prerequisites: A master's level research methods course and a graduate-level statistics course. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6793. Advanced Qualitative Research Methods In Family Sciences. Advanced qualitative research design and its application in family sciences; analysis and evaluation of qualitative research; data collection and interpretation; emphasis on research questions and ethical issues; preparation of a qualitative research plan. Prerequisites: A master's level research methods course. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6863. Family Financial Counseling. Examination of relationship between financial needs and family dynamics. Develop skills in assisting families with financial problems through family education and counseling. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6873. Applied Multivariate Statistics for Family Sciences. Influence of multiple variables upon each other; procedures for multivariate statistics such as multiple regression, covariance, discriminant function analysis in family sciences research; using SPSS for multivariate analysis; evaluation of the influence of research design and statistical methods on research hypotheses and conclusions. Prerequisite: Graduate-level statistics course. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6903. Special Topics. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6911. Independent Study. Intensive study of a problem of individual or professional interest in family sciences. Credit: One hour.

FS 6913. Independent Study. Intensive study of a problem of individual or professional interest in family sciences. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6921. Research in Family Sciences. Individual investigation of a specific area in family sciences. Credit: One hour.

FS 6923. Research in Family Sciences. Individual investigation of a specific area in family sciences. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6941. Resources in Family Sciences. Individual study; collection of data in an individual situation, school, and/or community for a terminal problem in one semester or for a research study to be continued. Credit: One hour.

FS 6943. Resources in Family Sciences. Individual study; collection of data in an individual situation, school, and/or community for a terminal problem in one semester or for a research study to be continued. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6983. Dissertation. Credit: Three hours.

FS 6993. Dissertation. Prerequisite: FS 6983. Credit: Three hours.

Professors

ARMSTRONG, JOYCE, Professor of Family Sciences. B.S., East Texas State University : Commerce; M.Ed., East Texas State University : Commerce; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
JENNINGS, GLEN H., Cornaro Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., Oklahoma Panhandle State University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.
LADD, LINDA, Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., Portland State University; M.S., Portland State University; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Psy.D., Pacific University.
LEFLORE, LARRY, Professor of Family Sciences; Dean of the Graduate School. B.A., William Carey College; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Florida State University.
MARTIN, JENNIFER L., Professor of Family Sciences; Senior Associate Provost. B.A., Lamar University; M.S., Lamar University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
PETTY, KAREN L., Professor of Family Sciences; Chair of the Department of Family Sciences. B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University System : College Station.
SNIDER, SHARLA L., Professor of Family Sciences. B.S., University of North Texas; M.A., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.

Associate Professors

BROCK, LINDA J., Associate Professor of Family Sciences. B.B.A., University of North Texas; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
BUCKLEY, RHONDA R., Associate Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., Auburn University; M.A., Auburn University; Ph.D., Auburn University.
GILLUM, NERISSA LEBLANC, Associate Professor of Family Sciences. B.S., Ambassador University; M.S., University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of North Carolina System : Greensboro.
HWANG, SHANN HWA, Associate Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., Malone College; M.A., Ashland University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee System : Knoxville.
McCARROLL, ELIZABETH M., Associate Professor of Family Sciences. B.S., University of Texas System : Austin; M.S., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
MOORE, LIN, Associate Professor of Family Sciences. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
MURO, JOEL, Associate Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., Austin College; M.J., University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of North Texas.
ROSE, KATHERINE K., Associate Professor of Family Sciences. B.S., Baylor University; M.S., Purdue University System : Purdue University; M.S., University of North Texas; Ph.D., Purdue University System : Purdue University.
VITTRUP, BIRGITTE M., Associate Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., Texas State University, San Marcos; B.S., University of Texas System : Austin; M.A., University of Texas System : Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas System : Austin.

Assistant Professors

BLANCO, PEDRO, Assistant Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., Southwest Texas State University; M.A., Lewis-Clark State College; Ph.D., University of North Texas.
HOLLIMAN, RYAN, Assistant Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., University of North Texas; M.Ed., University of North Texas; PhD., University of North Texas.
HUEY, ERRON, Assistant Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., Harding University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
McCLINTIC, SANDRA T., Assistant Professor of Family Sciences. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
MCINNIS, MELISSA, Assistant Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.A., University of Alabama: Tuscaloosa; PhD. University of Alabama: Tuscaloosa.
MOORE, HOLLY, Assistant Professor of Family Sciences. B.M., Sam Houston State University; M.M., Sam Houston State University; M.Ed., University of Texas-Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin.
MURO, LILIA LAMAR, Assistant Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., University of Texas System : San Antonio; M.A., Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.
NORTON, AARON, Assistant Professor of Family Sciences. B.S., University of Utah; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.
WOODS, SARAH B., Assistant Professor of Family Sciences. B.A., University of Rochester; M.S., University of Rochester; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Lecturer

DUTTON, CATHERINE L., Visiting Lecturer I of Family Sciences. B.A., Utah State University; M.A.T., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.