AD1881: Human Relationships, Sexuality and Parenting

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 3 x 7hr(s) Workshops (relationships, sexuality, parenting); 1 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 3 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 80hr(s) Directed Study (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: Students will have knowledge of psychological and sociological perspectives on human relationships, sexuality and parenting.
Module Content: The psychology of relationships, sexuality and parenting; sociological perspectives.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Discuss psychological theories of the motivational bases of human relationships.
  • Identify key aspects of the processes of self presentation and self disclosure.
  • Identify psychological dimensions of friendship, love and marriage.
  • Identify the causes of relationship breakdown and strategies for maintaining relationships.
  • Discuss psychological and sociological understandings of human sexuality.
  • Give an overview of parenting from the perspective of Murray Bowen's Intergenerational Family Theory.
  • Discuss some of the ways their own family experiences have shaped their relationship behaviours.
  • Reflect on how different styles of parenting influence children's behaviour.
  • Distinguish sociological and psychological accounts of relationships, sexuality and parenting.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,000 word Workshop Learning Project).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Director, Centre for Adult Continuing Education).

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