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EDU 5512 Marriage and Family EnrichmentThe course offers practical and pastoral approaches to enriching marriage and family life. Teachings on marriage and family within the Christian tradition, including the Unification perspective, will be examined, drawing upon historical and contemporary resources, Christian and interreligious perspectives, and insights from the social sciences. However, the focus of this course will be on skills and strategies for healing and improving dimensions of the marriage relationship, with a lesser emphasis on parenting and other family-related issues. 3 credits. Mrs. Walsh, Mr. Williams or Dr. Seidel.
EDU 5521 Perspectives on the Family and Peacebuilding This course considers the conjunction between the private and public spheres and the wisdom of regarding healthy family life as a resource for peacebuilding. The course also examines changing family values and controversies surrounding abstinence and sex education, interfaith marriage and gay marriage—both in themselves and as causes for strife in the larger culture. By examining best practices in marriage preparation, counseling marital problems, parenting, caring for the elderly, and ministering to families, the course will empower students to deal with this important but often neglected dimension of peacebuilding. 3 credits. Mrs. Walsh.
EDU 5601 Practicum in Teaching Divine PrincipleThe purpose of this course is to develop fundamental methods and skills necessary to teach the Divine Principle. Students will outline and present the essential content of the Divine Principle in lecture format. They will investigate various teaching methods and develop teaching skills through supervised practice. 2 credits. Dr. Noda.