Family and Human Services (FMST)
FMST 505 PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (3)
Parent-child relationships from pregnancy and childbirth through the death of elderly parents using systems and life perspectives. Cultural and contextual factors shaping the parent-child relationship. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
FMST 515 SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH (3)
Overview of supports and services necessary to foster healthy development in children, youth, and families. Focuses on the role of family and community influences in socializing children.
FMST 540 THE HOSPITALIZED CHILD AND FAMILY (3)
Psychosocial and developmental needs of infants, children, adolescents and families in a health care context, with a focus on the roles and interventions of the child life specialist.
FMST 545 INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY (3)
FMST 550 FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR (3)
Overview of non-profit organizations, roles and responsibilities of leaders in the non-profit sector, issues concerning nonprofits.
FMST 555 FUNDRAISING, FRIENDRAISING AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT (3)
How nonprofit organizations generate and manage financial and human resources, including the theoretical, behavioral and pragmatic foundations of philanthropy, fund development, and volunteerism. Prerequisite: FMST 550.
FMST 570 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FAMILY STUDIES (3)
In-depth study of a selected topic in Family Studies. May be repeated for a maximum of nine units.
FMST 601 APPLIED FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS (3)
Course explores the fundamental components of the development and maintenance of family relationships. Students will critically analyze various perspectives and techniques of interpersonal relationships and will apply knowledge through case analysis.. Content will include topics such as conflict resolution, intimacy and distance in relationships, relationship enhancement and maintenance, and exploration of family stories through case analysis.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of program director.
FMST 602 CHILD LIFE PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR (1)
Child life internship and child life work force preparation. Graded S/U. Prerequisite: consent of department.
FMST 603 THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF PLAY (3)
Examination of the history of hospital play programs, theoretical basis for play and how play techniques are used to promote healing, growth and development for children and adolescents as it relates to the profession of child life. Prerequisite: consent of department.
FMST 604 BEREAVEMENT, GRIEF AND LOSS: A CHILD LIFE PROSPECTIVE (3)
Investigation of bereavement, grief and loss in child life practice. Prerequisite: consent of department. Lab/Class fee will be assessed.
FMST 610 FAMILY-PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION (3)
Problem-based learning from a multidisciplinary perspective to enhance professional and family collaboration. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
FMST 615 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS IN FAMILY SCIENCE (3)
Program evaluation methodology for assessment of practice of human services. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
FMST 620 PROJECT IN FAMILY FOCUSED PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (3)
Exploration of complex relationships in family program development, and student involvement in a family focused service learning project. Students will conduct initial field exploration to identify a focus area that could benefit from creative family programming. Potential service areas are school communities, social service agencies, and non-profit programs. The project will require a comprehensive needs assessment to identify problems and a program plan designed to offer intervention. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of Program Director.
FMST 640 MEDICAL ASPECTS OF ILLNESS: A CHILD LIFE PERSPECTIVE (3)
An overview of the childhood disease process and its possible impact on child and family. Prerequisite: FMST 540.
FMST 665 JEWISH FAMILIES UNDER NAZI RULE AND BEYOND (3)
An examination of the impact of the Holocaust on Jewish families and communities in Eastern Europe during WWII through the 20th century. An analysis of the effects of crises and genocide on families and communities; family members as victims, witnesses, survivors and rescuers. An approach using written narratives, letters, literature, films, oral testimonies, guest speakers and other historical sources. This course has been offered as a special topic; students who have earned credit for this course as a special topic will not receive additional credit for FMST 665. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
FMST 670 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FAMILY STUDIES (3)
Study of selected topics in Family Studies. Topics will vary according to instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of program director.
FMST 691 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN FAMILY STUDIES (1-6)
The independent study course provides student with the opportunity to explore an in-depth topic specified to the area of concentration under the direction of graduate program faculty member. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of program director.
FMST 697 GRADUATE INTERNSHIP IN FAMILY STUDIES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (4)
Graduate human service internship experience. Prerequisite: department permission [consent of program director].
FMST 880 GRADUATE PROJECT IN FAMILY STUDIES (3)
Implementation and documentation of a research project specific to child life or administration of child life programs or family involvement in a practice setting. Project examples: FMST 620 program implementation, graduate faculty research project, and research project in a child life setting such as a hospital (for students who have completed FMST 640). Prerequisites: FMST 615 or approved research methods course, FMST 601, FMST 610, and FMST 620; students must submit the project approval form and receive approval from instructor and department graduate committee; research projects may require the completion of an independent study prior to FMST 880.
FMST 897 FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICE THESIS (6)
Original investigation using an acceptable research method and design conducted under the direction of a faculty member. Graded S/U. Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of 26 units toward the MS in CLAFC including completion of FMST 615 and FMST 620; permission from Graduate Program Director and Department Chairperson.
FMST 898 FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICE THESIS (3)
The previous course, FMST 897, taken over two semesters. Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of 26 units toward the MS in CLAFC including completion of FMST 615 and FMST 620; permission from Graduate Program Director and Department Chairperson.
FMST 899 FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICE THESIS CONTINUUM (1)
Continuation of graduate thesis. Prerequisite: previous registration for graduate thesis.