Faulkner University

Courses in Counseling (COU)

Courses in Counseling are offered in support of several majors and areas of concentration in the University.

2310 Marriage and Family Development

An overview study of the key theories, principles, and research in marriage and family development. The course examines physical, psychological, social, emotional, career, cognitive, intellectual, moral and spiritual development in the marriage and family setting. The course examines the historical and contemporary diversity issues impacting marriage and family development. Prerequisite: PY 1310. (Offered on demand in the Traditional Program)

2320 Introduction to Counseling

An overview of the field of counseling that emphasizes theories and philosophies underlying current practices in the fields of counseling. Designed for those entering the counseling field as well as for elders, ministers, teachers, supervisors, and church and social workers. Prerequisite: PY 1310 (Offered every Spring semester in the Traditional Program)

2330 Parent-Child Relationships

A study of the skills and concepts of parenting with an emphasis on the management and discipline of errant behavior. Prerequisite: PY 1310 or COU 2320 (Offered every third semester)

2355 Drugs and Society

An introductory study of substance abuse and its physiological, psychological and societal effects. Included are current trends in prevention and treatment. Prerequisite: None. (Offered on Demand in the Adult Programs)

2360 Personal and Social Adjustment

A study of factors in today's world that effect the growth and development of successful, fulfilling relationships. Attention is given to areas students wish to develop in themselves. This course is for non-counseling and non-psychology majors. This course can be used for general electives but cannot substitute for COU 2320 or PY 1310. Prerequisite: None. (Offered on demand in the Traditional Program)

2390 Introduction to Interpersonal and Family Conflict and Violence

This course will provide an introductory study of the problems and the effects of family violence and examine current societal responses to this increasing problem. It is designed to dispel the many myths that surround the various types of family violence. Prerequisite: None. (Offered on Demand in the Adult Programs)

3311 Marriage and Family Relations (BI 3311/SY 3311)

An in-depth study of the key theories, principles and research in marriage and family development. The course examines physical, psychological, social, emotional, career, cognitive, intellectual, moral and spiritual development in the marriage and family setting. The course examines the historical and contemporary diversity issues impacting marriage and family development. Prerequisite: PY 1310 and COU 2320. (Offered on demand in the Traditional Program)

3312 Marital and Family Theory

Introduction to systems, social learning, and psycho-dynamic marital theory. Attention given to dysfunctional manifestations within family systems and factors related to family strengths. Prerequisite: COU 2320 and permission of the instructor. (Offered every third semester)

3313 Human Sexuality

A study of the key theories, principles, and research in human sexuality and development across the life span. The course examines physical, psychological, social, emotional, familial, career, cognitive, intellectual, moral and spiritual development from conception to death. The course examines the historical and contemporary diversity issues impacting human sexual development. Prerequisite: PY 1310 and PY 3300 or PY 3310. (Offered every third semester)

3320 Life-roles and Career Development

A study of (a) career development theories and models, (b) the processes involved in career-decision making, (c) the diverse life-roles and their interaction with work and other roles. Prerequisite: COU 2320 (Offered every third semester)

3324 Helping Relationships and Advanced Counseling Skills

A study of the techniques of counseling with an emphasis on gathering, analyzing and interpreting case data. Includes an analysis of the dynamics of the counselor/counseled relationship. Special attention is given to helping each student develop personal counseling theories and techniques. Prerequisite: PY/BI 2340 (Offered every third semester)

3351 Coping with Loss and Grief

A study of various situations of loss, the stages of the grief process, the coping response, and avenues of assistance and care. (Offered every third semester)

3355 Substance Abuse

A historical and contemporary study of substance abuse and its physiological, psychological and societal effects. Included are current trends in prevention and treatment. Prerequisite: COU 2320 (Offered every third semester)

3365 Conflict Management

A practical approach to understanding conflict and its sources. An emphasis is placed on the process of moving from conflict mediation to reconciliation and ultimately to effective self-management of conflict. Various models of mediation and reconciliation will be explored. Prerequisites: PY 1310, COU 2320 and COU 3324 (Offered every third semester)

3370 Group Dynamics

This course of study provides a broad understanding of group development, dynamics and counseling theories; leadership styles; basic and advanced methods of conducting groups in a counseling setting. Each student must conduct a group of his or her peers as a part of the study. Prerequisites: PY 1310, COU 2320 and COU 3324 (Offered every third semester)

3375 Professional Counseling Theories

This course of study provides a broad understanding of professional roles and functions; professional goals and objectives; professional preparation standards; and professional credentialing. Prerequisites: COU 2320 (Offered every third semester)

3390 Interpersonal and Family Conflict and Violence

This course will provide students with an in-depth study of the problems of violence in families including spouse abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, as well as the dynamics and dangers of violent relationships. The study will examine the root causes of family violence and the devastation, multigenerational effects of violence on its victims and society. Students will study current societal responses to family violence including protection services, treatment programs, legal defense strategies, and current legislation. Prerequisites: COU 2320 (Offered every third semester)

4345 Professional Ethics in Behavioral, Family, & Social Sciences (PY/SY 4345)

An in-depth study of the theories and principles of ethics and moral development and the impact of these upon individuals, families, communities, professional, and public decisions/policies. The study will also examine the relevant dilemmas faced in the delivery of professional behavioral, family, and social services to individuals, families, and groups in today's health-care systems. Prerequisite: Classification as a junior or higher. (Offered every third semester)

4350 Field Experience in Marriage and Family Therapy (PY/SY 4350)

Supervised experience or research for qualified juniors or seniors with a major or emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (Offered every fall semester in the Traditional Program)

4390 Internship and Pre-professional Seminar (PY/SY 4390)

This course is a Pre-professional course, designed to assist the student in exploring the discipline of counseling, psychology, and Sociology through clinical experience under the supervision of an experienced professional. Prerequisite: COU 4350 (Offered every spring semester in the Traditional Program)


SPECIAL COURSES 

2099 Individualized Study

The course is for introductory level focused study in counseling. The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Course includes conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as may be appropriate. COU 2099 is open to sophomores only. May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by dean. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent; COU 2320 (Offered on demand)

3099 Individualized Study

The course is for introductory level focused study in counseling. The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Course includes conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as may be appropriate. COU 3099 is open to juniors and seniors only. May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by dean. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent; COU 2320 (Offered on demand)

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