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What You Should Already Know

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  1. Explain the purposes of dating outlined in the course, and outline the six levels of dating.
  2. Plan, ask for, and accept an invitation to a date using honesty, grace, humor, and respect.
  3. Explain what girls look for and what guys look for in dates.
  4. Evaluate your own characteristics that affect dating.
  5. List the dangers of sex in dating and recognize your ability to control the sex drive.
  6. Strengthen your personal traits so that you can be a positive contributor to a relationship.
  7. Apply listening skills in relationships.
  8. Explain the components of love and the difference in consummate love and infatuation or romantic love.

Course Materials

Everything you'll need to successfully complete the course is contained in the course materials. There are no additional materials to acquire.

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The course contains eight units and a final examination. Each unit has several lessons. To help you master the work and to evaluate your own progress, each lesson has several self check quizzes. These quizzes do not count toward your grade.

Unit Quizzes

At the end of each unit you will complete a unit quiz. The unit quizzes count toward your grade.

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The final is the only exam in this course. There are 50 questions on the exam, and it is closed book and closed notes but there is no time limit.

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Each lesson contributes to your final grade, for a total of 85 percent. The final exam is worth the other 15 percent. The weighting is as follows:

Unit 1 Quiz 15%
Unit 2 Quiz 10%
Unit 3 Quiz 10%
Unit 4 Quiz 10%
Unit 5 Quiz 10%
Unit 6 Quiz 10%
Unit 7 Quiz 10%
Unit 7 Quiz 10%
Final Exam (comprehensive) 15%
Grading Scale
A 100-93
A− 92-90
B+ 89-87
B 86-83
B− 82-80
C+ 79-77
C 76-73
C− 72-70
D+ 69-67
D 66-63
D− 62-60
E (fail) 59-0

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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Course Policies

These policies are specific to this course. For additional information about general policies, please refer to Independent Study Course Policies page.


Summary: 8 computer-graded assignments, may be resubmitted once for a fee.

Final Exam

Summary: 1 proctored, computer-graded exam, may retake once for a fee

You must pass with a score of sixty percent or higher in order to pass and earn credit for this course. There is no time limit on the exam. You will not be allowed to reference any notes or course materials.

Course Duration

You have 1 year to complete this course. You may purchase one 3-month extension if you need more than a year to complete this course.

Getting Help

Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor. 

University Policy - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at https://titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at http://titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.