Human Relations (H R)


3003 Human Relations Theory. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Emphasizes key ideas of theorists who have contributed to the interdisciplinary field of human relations. Students are introduced to selected primary readings by influential scholars with the goals of understanding and integrating the various perspectives, and of developing critical thinking skills. (Irreg.)

3013 Introduction to Human Relations. Prerequisite: junior standing. Designed to introduce students to the breadth and depth of the field of human relations. Emphasis is on the processes of communication, problem solving, decision making, conflict and change as they occur in individuals, interpersonal, group and intergroup relations. (F, Sp, Su)

3033 Writing for Human Relations Professionals. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Familiarizes students with the fundamental skills of professional writing and presentation. Student skill development emphasized in the course includes critical thinking, information gathering, comprehensive planning, precise writing, and effective presentations. (Irreg.)

3043 Interpersonal Skills and Group Dynamics. Prerequisite: 3013 or permission of instructor. Students explore interpersonal dynamics that characterize effective communication in families, the workplace, community organizations, and social settings. Focuses on ways to improve relationships and emphasizes observation, analysis, and skill training in relationship development. (Irreg.)

3203 Introduction to Organizational Studies. Prerequiste:3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. This course surveys the basic concepts of organizational studies, including organizational behavior, motivation, leadership, teams, change and development, conflict, organizational structure and design, and innovation. (Irreg.)

3213 Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. This course examines a variety of social skills used when interacting with others in the workplace, and considers strategies for effective intervention. Course topics include non-verbal communication, questioning, listening, conflict management, negotiating, self-disclosure, assertiveness, and persuading. These skills will be considered in a variety of interview and group meeting situations. (Irreg.)

3223 Computing in Human Relations. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. The course will discuss the possibilities of using various computer applications as tools for self-promotion. Students will gain experience in using relevant software to aid in securing and keeping employment in human relations fields. The course is constructed in a way that will address each student’s career path, and each assignment will be made according to those individual differences. (Irreg.)

3243 Professional Development in Human Relations. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. This course will explore available careers and options necessary to fulfilling education requirements for human relations. With personal awareness as a beginning, students will narrow choices by experiencing different fields, by interviewing, and with hands-on activities and investigations of job qualifications. (F, Sp)

3233 Presentation Skills in Human Relations. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. This course is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and strategies to prepare and deliver effective presentations in human relations settings. In this course, students will receive opportunities to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate presentations. (Irreg.)

3303 Family Issues in Human Relations. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. This course will focus on contemporary issues challenging families and couples. The text and instruction will explore the ideas of why humans seek intimacy, different forms of human coupling, variations of marriage and family life, parenting, and problems faced by families. (Irreg.)

3313 Ethical Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. This course is designed to survey intercollegiate athletics in America and contemporary ethical issues related to major college sports and its place within higher education. Such topics as character development, criminal activity, gender equity, academic scandal, extra benefits, illegal inducements, and compensation of college athletes, etc., are explored in depth. (Irreg.)

3323, Applied Sport Psychology. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. This course is designed to assist students in the understanding and application of psychological skills associated with excellence in human performance. The students are encouraged to engage in a thoughtful exploration of their beliefs, attitudes and behaviors associated with performance both in life and sports. (Irreg.)

3403 History of Racism. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. Racism is the single most critical barrier to building effective coalitions for social change. Racism has been consciously and systematically erected, and it can be undone only if people understand what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, and why it is perpetuated. This course will examine history and culture to look at racism within the United States of America. (Irreg.)

3413 Cultural Awareness in Human Relations. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Course explores theory and applications of cross-cultural communication from both practical and academic viewpoints through scholarly internet and multimedia resources. The course will provide an understanding of the possible variations in language, culture, and communication styles that affect human relations work and life in general. (F, Sp)

3960 Honors Reading. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Consists of topics designated by the instructor in keeping with the student's major program. The topics will cover materials not usually presented in the regular courses. (F, Sp, Su)

3970 Honors Seminar. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Subjects covered vary. Deals with concepts not usually treated in regular courses. (Irreg.)

3980 Honors Research. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Will provide an opportunity for the gifted Honors candidate to work at a special project in the student's field. (F, Sp, Su)

3990 Independent Study. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of content. Independent study may be arranged to study a subject not available through regular course offerings. (F, Sp, Su)                                  

4013 Social Change Process. Prerequisite: 3013 or permission of instructor. Utilizing interdisciplinary behavioral sciences literatures, students will gain knowledge of selected laws and community programs that characterize social change activities. Through case studies, guest lectures, and field trips, the students will acquire the skills needed to design and carry out a community project that may positively impact the lives of a target population. (Irreg.)

G4113 Practicum in Human Relations. Prerequisite: junior standing, two courses in social sciences and permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Practica are designed for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to acquire experiences in human resources agencies. While directly participating in the helping process, students will learn about the function of professionals in different disciplines, the nature of agencies, their relation to one another and to the community. (F, Sp, Su)

4170 Special Topics in Human Relations. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. The course is designed to permit the study of topical human relations issues. (Irreg.)

4203 Social Issues in the Workplace. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. This course will provide students with an interdisciplinary examination of human relations, social issues, and the workplace. Historical social change will be examined as it is impacted by workplace dynamics. The course will employ a case study approach to explore social justice concerns and sociocultural dynamics in the American workplace. (Irreg.)

4213 Understanding Addiction. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Provides students with introduction to substance use and abuse in United States populations, exploring the biopsychosocial model of addiction. Introduces students to strategies, perspectives, methodologies, intervention and prevention designs and implementation protocols. Incidence, extent, and consequences of substance abuse in American society are also covered. (F, Sp)

4303 Human Relations in Action. Prerequisite: 3013 or permission of instructor. Students apply learning from previous courses to a field project of their choosing. The service learning that takes place is grounded in relevant human relations theory and practice. Each student is required to complete 60 hours of field work. (Irreg.)

4313 Intercollegiate Athletic Administration. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. Intercollegiate athletics has many constituencies with differing perceptions about its value to higher education and the community. This course is designed to survey intercollegiate athletics in America and its place within higher education. The contributions of college athletics to higher education will be discussed in depth as well as its values to student-athletes. In addition, the organizational structure and roles of the college athletics department are explored in depth. (Irreg.)

4403 Undoing Racism. Prerequisite: 3403 or permission of instructor. Experience has shown us that organizing skills alone are not sufficient to build the kind of coalitions necessary for a broad-based movement for social change. This course examines history, culture, international dynamics of leadership, and networking in order to bring about self-awareness, and to facilitate for others an understanding of the issues within a racial construct. (Irreg.)

4413 Adolescent Issues in the African-American Community. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. This course is designed to introduce students to adolescent issues facing African-Americans. The course will examine development of all adolescents, as well as critically analyze the major issues and challenges facing African-American youth. Students will also identify possible solutions to these issues. (Irreg.)

4423 Women’s Issues in Human Relations. Prerequisite: 3013 or junior standing, or permission of instructor. This course examines a perspective on women’s development that accurately reflects women’s experiences rather than society’s traditional view of women. We will explore the effect on women of being silenced, sexualized, and subordinated in a patriarchal culture. Particular attention will be given to self-in-relation theory, a developmental theory proposing that women develop their sense of self through relationships, but eventually discover that this is not valued or required. Since so many of our attitudes are determined in early life, we will explore the construction of identity in adolescent female development. Views of women’s experiences in different cultures will also be examined. (Irreg.)

4433 Gender and War. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Course will cover theoretical issues relevant to gender and war as well as applied topics such as child soldiers, refugees, rape as a tool of war, and definitions of human rights. Where relevant, case studies will be used to illustrate the gendered dimensions of warfare. (F, Sp)

4503 Applied Research. Prerequisite: Communication 2513, , Economics 2843, Political Science 3123, Psychology 2003, Social Work 2223, or Sociology 3123. Introduces students to the theoretical and methodological skills necessary to conduct an applied research program. Methodological approaches are varied and emphasize a range of social science orientations. (Irreg.)

4513 Service Learning. Prerequisite: 3003, 3013, 3043, and 4013. Capstone course to be taken in the final semester. Students apply learning from other courses to a project of significant community need. Classes are held both on campus and on-site, and group work, evaluative discussion, and written reflection are integral parts of the course. (Irreg.)

4733 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (slashlisted with 5733). Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives and research, and addresses the role of social forces and social institutions in juvenile delinquency.  Explores different approaches to understanding delinquency, social factors that contribute to delinquency, and analyzes current research and data related to juvenile delinquency.  Also explores the full range of programs and philosophies involved in the attempt to moderate juvenile crime and delinquency.  No student may earn credit for both 4733 and 5733. (F, Sp)

4960 Directed Readings. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; Maximum credit 6 hours. Faculty supervised exploration of an area of human relations not covered in regularly offered courses. (F, Sp, Su)

4970 Special Topics/Seminar. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

4990 Independent Study. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: three courses in general area to be studied; permission of instructor and department. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study for topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (F, Sp, Su)

G5003 Theoretical Foundations of Human Relations. Prerequisite: admission to the degree program in human relations or permission of department. An analysis of human relations theories and concepts from the perspectives of the social sciences, the humanities and education. (F)

G5013 Current Problems in Human Relations. Prerequisite: admission to the degree program in human relations or permission of department. In-depth studies of outstanding problems facing social practitioners, including racism, sexism, poverty and human rights. Strategies for change and ethics of intervention also will be discussed. (F)

G5023 Research in Human Relations. Prerequisite: admission to the degree program in human relations or permission of department. Special focus will be upon designing and implementing a research project related to the student's area of concentration in human relations. (Sp)

G5033 Seminar in Leadership in Organizations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Focus is upon a survey of major leadership approaches and theories and application in organizational settings. Discussions of the leadership process and administration of assessment instruments are used to increase a student's awareness of his/her own leadership style.

G5043 Seminar in Organizational Change and Development. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Focus will be upon the change process and a survey of major approaches used to bring about organizational change, such as confrontation meetings, survey feedback, job enrichment, process consultation and third party intervention. (Sp)

G5053 Diversity and Justice in Organizations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Focuses on concepts of justice in organizations, and the changing demographics of our society, especially related to race and culture, gender, age, disability, and socio-economic status. The course emphasizes the implications of these factors for effective organizational management. (Irreg.)

G5063 Seminar in Strategies of Social Change. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of department. A study of techniques for bringing about individual, group or organizational changes. Special focus will be placed on philosophies and results of violent and nonviolent tactics. (F)

G5073 Creative Problem Solving. Surveys the nature of creative thinking and creative problem solving. Topics to be covered include creative thinking obstacles, creativity, readiness, major stages of the creative problem-solving process (fact finding, problem finding, idea finding, solution finding and acceptance finding) and use of a variety of individual and group techniques for different stages in the process. (Sp)

G5083 Seminar in Group Dynamics. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of department and graduate dean. An intensive study and critical evaluation of social-psychological concepts related to sensitivity training as a human relations technique. (CE)

G5093 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Human Relations. Prerequisite: admission to degree program in human relations or permission of instructor. Designed to acquaint graduate students with human relations theory and practice in various contexts. Emphasis is placed on the role of human relations professionals as agents of persistence and change at the interpersonal, group, organizational and societal levels of analysis. (F)

G5100 Advanced Theories in Human Relations. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Additional in-depth studies of human relations theories and their implications for human relations practitioners will focus on topics such as, but not limited to: affirmative action and reverse discrimination; spiritual aspects of recovery in chemical dependency; conceptual models of violence and nonviolence as a basis for peace curriculum; human relations in the twenty-first century; human values in sexuality; and women and men in organizations. (F, Sp)

G5110 Advanced Seminar in Current Problems. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Additional in-depth studies of current social problems and strategies for intervention and change on topics such as, but not limited to: chemical dependency and society; ethnic and gender discrimination issues; disadvantaged children; domestic violence; sexual/physical abuse; physically and emotionally handicapped populations. (F, Sp)

G5113 Seminar in Local Issues in Human Relations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of topic; maximum credit nine hours. Variable topics and content related to human relations problems and solutions. (F, Sp, Su)

G5123 Decision-Making in Adult and Higher Education (Crosslisted with EDAH 5123). Prerequisite: graduate standing. Provides students with an understanding of various forces which influence the process of decision-making in adult and higher education, as well as provide an opportunity to examine how such decisions can be reached and implemented. The student will examine realistic examples of decision-making in such areas as budgeting, trustee relations, tenure decisions, faculty development, and curriculum. (F, Sp)

G5133 Change, Challenge and Creativity in the Workplace. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course examines ways to enhance creativity and the creative problem solving process within the context of a rapidly changing workplace. The major changes occurring in today’s workplace and the management of change at both the personal and organizational level will also be considered. Particular emphasis will also be placed on examining the creative process, common barriers to creativity, and a variety of individual and group techniques that foster or facilitate the creative process. (Irreg.)

G5143 Human Resources for the Human Relations Professional. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course provides an introduction to and an overview of the human relations approach to human resource management. Issues are considered from a variety of perspectives, including that of the employee, the manager or supervisor, and the beginning human resource specialist. This course does not cover the financial, legal, and technical aspects of the field, emphasizing the analysis of interpersonal relationships in the workplace. (Irreg.)

G5153 Human Emotions. Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission of instructor. Goal is to become familiar with some of the major conceptualizations of emotions and the evidence used to validate them; to examine a number of emotions such as: attachment, love, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, joy, anger, fear, etc. Will be both didactic and experiential. Skills in self-disclosure, active listening, empathy, confrontation, etc. will be used to increase the understanding of emotions and to increase the ability to communicate emotional content. (F)

G5163 Seminar in Nonverbal Behavior in Human Relations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Topics include research methods, cross-cultural studies, proxemics, kinesics, vocalics, emotions, touch and human development, dress and appearance, attractiveness and social order. (F or Sp)

G5173 Seminar in Applied Interpersonal Dynamics. Prerequisite: 5083, graduate standing or permission of instructor. A human relations learning laboratory in which students can improve their self-awareness, communication skills and conceptual frame of reference. Topics include: self-disclosure, human emotion, concreteness, listening skills, genuineness, confrontation and immediacy. (Irreg.)

G5183 Seminar in Issues in Human Relations Training. Prerequisite: 5083 or 5173. Focuses on theory and research in group dynamics (group development, membership, goals, conformity, power, leadership, essentials in laboratory design); ethics, values and professionalism in human relations; and criticisms of human relations training. (CE)

G5193 Intervention and Practice in Training. Prerequisite: 3013, 5003, 5013, 5023, 5083 or 5173. Specifically designed to enable advanced students to explore their skills in working with others from both a theoretical and pragmatic perspective. Students are required, through course content, to develop a clear picture of facilitation, leadership, consultant or teacher style. (Sp)

G5200 Internship in Human Relations. 1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: admission to the degree program in human relations and permission of department. Field experience in and outside Oklahoma. Each student must have both types of experiences. Agency roles and responsibilities will be learned by on-the-job practice. (F)

G5213 Student-Athlete Development. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Student-athletes, coaches, trainers, and administrators inevitably face many challenges and conflicts every day.  While student-athletes are expected to be 100% student, as well as 100% athlete, they are also expected to maintain a healthy balance in their personal and social lives. This course is designed to facilitate exploration of these common, yet complex issues in intercollegiate athletics. Current research and perspectives from the field will be presented, and the sharing of student views and experiences relative to course topics will be imperative. (Irreg.)

G5273 Athletics in Higher Education (Crosslisted with EDAH 5273). Prerequisite: graduate standing. Provide students with an understanding of the history, structure and administration of intercollegiate athletics, as well as an opportunity to discuss a wide variety of related contemporary issues. (Irreg.)

G5323 Organizational Behavior in Human Relations. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Organizational behavior (OB) represents the behavioral approach to management. OB is concerned with human behavior at work and how various structures and work processes influence such behavior. This course will address a number of important organizational issues and processes, including organizational culture, group behavior and teamwork, and leadership. (Su)

G5333 Mediation. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Studies how the acceptable third party assists parties in resolving disputes. There will be considerable attention paid to the mediation process and the activities of mediators. Also focuses on negotiations because mediators help parties complete negotiations they are unable to settle on their own. (F)

G5343 Conflict Resolution. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will explore the nature and origins of human conflict in modern life. It will emphasize an understanding of conflict and resolution methods useful in professional counseling and other HR settings such as organizational development and interpersonal facilitation. (Irreg.)

G5353 Organizational Communication in Human Relations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will explore organizational communication concepts, theories, research, and practical applications for human relations professionals. (Irreg.)

G5363 Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course is designed to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills critical to the conceptualization, planning, development, measurement, implementation, and evaluation necessary to operate public, private, profit or non-profit organization. (Irreg.)

G5373 Grant Writing. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will explore fundraising as a dynamic process through which an organization or an individual becomes financially able to accomplish a specific goal by using writing skills, management skills, and solicitation. Students will acquire the skills needed to prepare grant proposals. (Irreg.)

G5383 Public Policy for Human Relations Professionals. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course examines how public policy is made at various levels of government and how these policies affect society.  Particular emphasis will be given to public policy issues that affect human relations professionals, their clients, and the public and private agencies in which they work. (Irreg.)

G5403 Psycho-Social Development. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Covers human psycho-social development. Discussion of the expanding social realm of the developing individual. Theories and research in a variety of areas related to social development will include: attachment, aggression, sex typing, moral development, and parent-child interaction. (F, Sp)

G5413 Chemical Dependency. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Explores how chemical dependency affects individuals in their physical, psychological and social functioning. The dynamics of the illness, treatment and recovery process are explored. Attention is given to the feelings, physical, psychological and social aspects of chemical dependency. Both didactic and experiential. (F)

G5423 Family Systems and Family Reconstruction. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Teaches students how to impact family systems. Through didactic and experiential learning, students will learn how students function in systems and explore their own rules for living in systems. (CE)

G5433 Group Counseling in Human Relations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines a variety of group counseling models, types of groups (process, solution-focused, action-oriented), the role of the group counselor, group members, and techniques and strategies for facilitating group work. (Irreg.)

G5443 Adolescent Issues in Human Relations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Designed to acquaint human relations professionals with issues facing teens today. The pressures confronting youth along with various adaptive and maladaptive coping behaviors will be studied. (F, Sp, Su)

G5453 Ethical Issues in H R Counseling. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Surveys ethical, legal, and professional issues facing human services workers. (F, Sp, Su)

G5463 Counseling Skills in Human Relations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Introduce students to the helping professions and provide them with a basic mastery of important counseling skills in human relations. (Irreg.)

G5473 Women and Mental Health. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines psychological theory and practice as it pertains to women. This course will look at traditional theories and practice, new approaches to working with women, and topical issues. (Irreg.)

G5483 Diagnosis in Human Relations Counseling. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Introduces students to the diagnostic systems of mental disorders outlined by the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization. Also covers principles and techniques of interviewing which produce a correct diagnosis. (F, Sp)

G5493 Assessment and Evaluation in Human Relations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Provides an overview of clinical and social assessment procedures used in counseling settings including career and life planning, personality, and mental health assessments. Emphasis is placed on a thorough examination of diagnostic classifications for mental dosirders. Also develops a working knowledge of assessment skills along with a bias-free multicultural perspective, and ethical issues applicable to assessment. (F, Sp)

G5503 Narrative Metaphor. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course explores the use of the narrative metaphor in counseling and family therapy. It will explore how social constructionism, postmodern philosophies and the narrative metaphor are being utilized in counseling and therapy. (Irreg.)

G5513 Marriage and Family Therapy. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course explores different conceptual and theoretical ideas about close interpersonal relationships and marriage. (Irreg.)

G5523 Counseling with Children, Adolescents, and Families. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will explore various theories, modalities and practices working with young children, adolescents and their families. Students will be introduced to theories of development; individual, group and family therapies, and a meta-theoretical framework of social construction. (Irreg.)

G5533 Counseling Approaches in Human Relations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course emphasizes skills training in counseling approaches utilized by human relations practitioners. The skills training is organized according to basic counseling and psycho-therapy theories, including psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, existential-humanistic, multicultural, systemic and integrative approaches. (Irreg.)

G5543 Counseling with Diverse Populations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course addresses four populations: women, persons of sexual/gender minority identification, persons with disabilities, and aging persons. Students will examine the special issues of each population and consider appropriate counseling approaches. (Irreg.)

G5553 Marital and Family Assessment. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will explore various approaches to conceptualizing assessment of couples and families. (Irreg.)

G5563 Career Counseling. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Explores conceptual and functional tools for enhancing career development of children, youth and adults in both counseling and corporate human resource relationships. Class participants have the opportunity to experience a variety of career assessment tools including interest inventories, personality assessments and values clarification exercises. Career counseling strategies for a variety of life situations are discussed. (Irreg.)

G5573 Personality and Personality Disorders. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will explore the historical and contemporary concepts of personality development, personality styles and personality disorders, as well as examine personality disorders and their treatment. (Irreg.)

G5583 Social Justice Counseling. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course emphasizes theory and methods to promote social justice in human relations.  The ethics of social justice in counseling will also be addressed.  Various social justice and counseling theories will be explored, as well as strategies for integrating into human relations counseling.  Concepts and skills will be studied through readings, discussion, case studies, exercise, videos, and class projects. (Irreg.)

G5593 Multicultural Counseling. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. The model of multicultural understanding followed in this course is intended to increase the understanding of culturally diverse groups.  This class is both practice and theory oriented.  Emphasis will be placed on providing a broader knowledge base and developing the skills to counsel individuals from various cultures. (Irreg.)

G5613 Human Relations in Education (Crosslisted with EACS 5613). Prerequisite: graduate standing. Focuses on intrapersonal, interpersonal and intergroup relations problems in the public schools. Specifically, deals with persistent school/classroom problems associated with multiculturism. Attempts to blend theory and practice through a lecture/discussion/problem-solving approach. Emphasizes teacher self-awareness as a major aspect of the human relations approach. (F, Sp)

G5703 International Human Relations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will examine ways to understand people of different cultures. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to look at the roots and explanations of differences between cultures and what these differences mean for working with people of different backgrounds. This course utilizes the tools of history, geography, economics, sociology, and other social and physical sciences to understand why people are different in order to identify strategies for building effective human relations. (Irreg.)

G5713 Women, Work, and the Family. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. A creative exploration of the dynamics of women’s issues in both the family and in the workplace. It examines the societal conditioning creating the “Superwoman,” mother-blaming, balancing roles, the time bind of home and work, discrimination in the workplace, relational practice at work, and companies that care for and about women and families. Exploration will include strategies for innovative planned change. (Irreg.)

G5723 Sexism and Homophobia. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will examine the relationship between sexism and heterosexism, homophobia and misogyny.  Using a variety of materials and methods, students will be encouraged to familiarize themselves with the history of homosexuality and explore the discrimination faced by gay men and lesbians, as well as the impact on homophobia on our working relationships, our personal and professional lives, and on the institutions in which we participate. (Irreg.)

G5733 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Slashlisted with 4733). Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines the biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives and research, and addresses the role of social forces and social institutions in juvenile delinquency. Explores different approaches to understanding delinquency, social factors that contribute to delinquency, and analyzes current research and data related to juvenile delinquency. Also explores the full range of programs and philosophies involved in the attempt to moderate juvenile crime and delinquency. No student may earn credit for both 4733 and 5733. (F, Sp)

G5743 Violence Against Women and Children. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor.  The effects of violence on women, children and families will be presented within an academic and clinical framework for purposes of developing skills for assessment, intervention, and prevention. Students will discuss various strategies for crisis intervention, safety planning, and preferred counseling methods for abuse victims. Students will discuss the historical implications of violence against women and the effects on human relationships in contemporary society. (Irreg.)

G5753 Service Learning for Social Change. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Offers an opportunity for students to connect social justice and change theory and practices learned in the classroom with service-based social justice initiatives in communities, organizations or agencies through a field project. (Irreg.)

G5960 Directed Readings in Human Relations. 1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Individual investigations and report of findings on selected problems in human relations education. (F, Sp, Su)

G5970 Special Topics/Seminar. to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

G5980 Research for Master's Thesis. Prerequisite: admitted to candidacy for a Master of Human Relations. Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, four hours. Original paper in an area of concentration in human relations. (F, Sp, Su)

G5990 Independent Study. 1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: 5023 or equivalent and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Individual investigation of special research topics in human relations. (F, Sp, Su)



Updated: May 23, 2011