GISP FAM SERV 1010 Human Identity and Relationships -- 3 unit(s)

Use of social science theories and research to understand the psycho-socio-cultural influences in the development of identity and interpersonal relationships.

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Course syllabus
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Liberal Arts Core
Students who plan to graduate from UNI must complete the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to Category 5. Social Science - B. Individual and Institutional Perspectives. For details about your LAC, please discuss with your advisor and/or visit
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Professional Fields distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Barbara Pershing, Professor Emeritus

Brehm, M., & Perlamn, C. Intimate Relationships. 2002/3rd edition or 2006/4th edition. McGraw-Hill.

Additional Course Materials

A course packet containing reading materials is available from the Guided Independent Study Office for $37.50.

University Book and Supply (UBS) carries most books used in GIS courses. Search for textbooks by course choosing "UNIV.NORTHERN IOWA" and the term you are enrolled in and GSW (web) or GSP (print) for the section.

Visit UBS at 1009 West 23rd Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: 319-266-7581 or 800-728-7581, Email:

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