Hello Instructors! Welcome to your resource website. We are so grateful for your contribution, time, and energy dedicated to our undergraduate courses and the Family Studies minor. Please see below for instructional resources you will need to be successful as you teach this semester. If you have any questions or need further direction, please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Katherine M. Hertlein at katherine.hertlein@unlv.edu or 702-895-3210. Good luck and have a great time!

Required “Core Objectives” for Inclusion in Course Syllabi

We have streamlined our course objectives for the CFT undergraduate courses. Please use the following in your courses.

CFT 150: Personal Growth

  • List and apply various models of personal growth.
  • Appraise how choices made earlier in life have implications for later life.
  • Define self-authorship.
  • Generate a plan for wellness.
  • Develop a plan for managing stress.
  • Summarize principles of healthy interpersonal relationships.

CFT 225: Multicultural Issues in Families

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various aspects of diversity.
  • Interpret research from a culturally-sensitive lens.
  • Summarize present personal attitudes regarding diversity and diverse individuals.
  • Generate understanding of individual differences.
  • Develop appropriate ways to communicate about diversity in group settings.
  • Evaluate how diversity affects family system functioning.

CFT 350: Human Sexuality

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various factors contributing to human sexual functioning and gender.
  • Summarize aspects of healthy sexual communication.
  • Summarize societal and personal attitudes and knowledge regarding sexuality.
  • Appraise contemporary issues in the field of human sexuality, including issues of diversity.
  • Distinguish appropriate communication strategies about sexuality and gender through the lifecycle stages.

CFT 360: Contemporary Marriage and Families

  • Interpret how macrosystems influence couple and family relationships.
  • Summarize historic and contemporary developments and issues pertaining to couple and family relationships.
  • Apply a variety of theoretical models to describe couple and family relationships.
  • Discover trends in the couple and family therapy treatment literature.

CFT 370: Successful Couple and Marital Relationships

  • Explain stages of courtship.
  • List and apply theories of relationship development.
  • Evaluate how issues such as communication, conflict, and sexuality affect couple relationships.
  • List and apply theories of treatment of couple relationships.

CFT 428: Introduction to Couple and Family Therapy

  • List the basic tenets of the major models of couple and family therapy.
  • Distinguish between major models of couple and family therapy.
  • Evaluate couple and family relationships though each major model of couple and family therapy.
  • Develop an initial treatment plan to address a couple or family problem.

Academic Calendar

Trying to find out when the semester runs so that you may plan your schedule? Visit the Academic Calendar page for UNLV’s current academic schedule.

Order Textbooks for the Semester

Instructors can order books for their courses through Faculty Enlight. If you wish to have a desk copy for yourself, please visit the book publisher’s website and complete a request for a “desk copy” or “examination copy.” Below are the links to the request form for some commonly used textbook companies. Be advised that desk copies through the publisher take a bit longer, so if you are in a time crunch, you may wish to order the book through another vendor at your own cost.

Apply to Teach in our Undergraduate Program

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