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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Personal Growth and Family Relations
Course: CFS112

First Term: 1992 Spring
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Personal development as related to the individual, the family, and their relations. Emphasis on interpersonal family relationships. Skills and techniques to facilitate and strengthen the individual and family relationships

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Discuss the impact of personality styles on family relations. (I)
2. Discuss the relationship of values, attitudes, emotions, and roles with personal adjustment within the family. (II) (III) (IV)
3. List and explain the components of love and intimate relationships. (V) (VI)
4. Describe effective communication in family relations. (VII)
5. Describe how stress, change, and motivation impact family relations. (VIII)
6. Explain the strategies involved in decision-making in family relations. (IX)
7. Identify the principles involved in helping yourself and your family. (X)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Personality Styles within Family Relations
   A. Personality styles
   B. Impact of significant experiences on the personality
   C. Impact of personality style on family relations
II. Values, Attitudes, and Prejudices within the Family System
   A. Definitions
   B. Development of values, attitudes, and prejudices
   C. Value clarification
   D. Understanding and accepting diversity among individuals and within the family
III. Emotions within the Family System
   A. Definitions
   B. Expression of emotions in family relations
   C. Emotional problems within the family
IV. Roles within the family system
   A. Definitions and terminology
   B. Diversity of roles within the family and society
   C. Gender roles within the family and society
V. Attraction and Love
   A. Signs of attraction
   B. To whom we are attracted
   C. Definitions and dilemmas of love
   D. Love, sex, and jealousy within the family system
VI. Intimate and Sexual Relationships
   A. Defining intimacy
   B. Sampling: Initiating a relationship
   C. Self-disclosure in family relations
   D. Quality relationships among family members
   E. Understanding sexual functioning
   F. Sexual fulfillment in intimate relationships
   G. Effective sexual communication between partners
VII. Communication and Conflict in Family Relations
   A. Effective communications in family relations
   B. Problems in family communication
   C. Sources of family conflict
   D. Responding to conflict
   E. Approaches to solving conflict within the family
VIII. Stress, Change, and Motivation
   A. Causes of stress for family members
   B. Interplay among stress, change, and motivation
   C. Transitions, interventions, and adjustments for family members
IX. Decision-Making and Problem-Solving in Family Relations
   A. Stages of decision-making/problem-solving
   B. Taking responsibility
   C. Developing goals and objectives for family members
X. Self-Help and Other Help
   A. Importance of self-acceptance
   B. Physical, mental, and spiritual well-being
   C. Counseling for the family
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  11/26/1991

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