Marriage and Family Relationships OpenCourseWare: USU's Free Bachelor Level Class on Marriage and Family Relationships

Published Feb 17, 2009

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Taught at an introductory undergraduate level, 'Marriage and Family Relationships' is targeted toward couples who are recently married or considering marriage, to help them navigate the potential pitfalls of the early part of marriage. Utah State University offers the free OpenCourseWare.

Marriage and Family Relationships: Course Specifics

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Marriage and Family Relationships: Course Description

'Marriage and Family Relationships' provides guidance for realistic expectations and conflict management in the early stages of marriage. The course also aims to give couples a broader range of experiences to draw on for relationship skills. Modules cover setting expectations, finances, sex, children, extended family relationships, conflict resolution and employment of one or both partners. Each module contains discussion on sub-topics, examples and exercises. Activities include relationship inventories available through other websites. Course structure assumes both partners are taking the OpenCourseWare. Assistant professor James P. Marshall, Ph.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist and a family and human development specialist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, taught 'Marriage and Family Relationships'. Utah State University offers the undergraduate lecture course as a prerequisite for bachelor's degrees in Family, Consumers & Human Development or family and consumer science. Macromedia Flash is needed to complete the 'Marriage Preparation' quiz.

'Marriage and Family Relationships' OpenCourseWare includes lectures, references, examples, a quiz and exercises. Download the relationship skills OpenCourseWare at the getting ready for marriage and fortifying your marriage course page.

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