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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES (HD)

Office: 214 Child Development Research Center

HD 101 Human Development. Three hours.

An introductory survey of basic principles of development across the life span. Developmental principles are studied within the framework of change and stability in the domains of the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial self.

HD 202 Child Development: Infancy and Toddlerhood. Three hours.

Growth and development of the child from conception to three years of age. Methods used in infant research, practical implications of research, and major theoretical issues and observational techniques are addressed. Three lecture hours, one laboratory hour per week.

HD 203 Medical Terminology. Two hours.

A study of medical language by exploring the structure, meaning and usage of terms frequently utilized in health care settings. A basic summary of the body systems is included.

HD 205 Child Development: Preschool. Three hours.

Growth, development, and guidance of young children. Practical implications of research and major theoretical issues and observational techniques are addressed. The importance of play in fostering a broad range of developmental goals for children is stressed. Three lecture hours, one laboratory hour per week.

HD 226 Introduction to Child Life. One hour.

Provides students with an introduction to the field of child life.

HD 262 Marriage and the Family. Three hours.

A study of marriage and family relationships from a combination of sociological and psychological perspectives.

HD 302 Child Development: Adolescence. Three hours.

Introduction to the theory of and research on adolescent development. Special attention is given to major transitions in the cognitive, social, and moral domains, as well as to psychological effects of physical maturation. Influences of the family, the schools, and peer relations on adolescent development are considered.

HD 321 Conceptual and Creative Experiences for Young Children I. Three hours.
Prerequisites: HD 205 or equivalent and enrollment in the early childhood development or child life concentration.

Examines the principles underlying the selection, use, and value of experiences that appropriately foster concept evelopment and creative expression in young children. One and a half lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. For majors only.

HD 322 Conceptual and Creative Experiences for Young Children II. Three hours.
Prerequisites: HD 205 or equivalent, HD 321, and enrollment in the early childhood development or child life concentration.

Second in the sequence in which students examine the principles underlying the selection, use, and value of experiences that foster concept development and creative expression in young children. One and a half lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. For majors only.

HD 382 Parent and Family Development. Three hours.

Explores the changing nature and dynamics of parent-child relationships. Implications for parent education programs and parenting strategies are included.

HD 401 Cultural Influences on Children, Youth, and Families. Three hours.

The course presents the cultural context of development. The impact of cultural factors (for example, ethnicity, geographic locale, social class, poverty, affluence) on the development of children, youth, and families is examined. Writing proficiency must be demonstrated to receive credit for this course.

HD 412 Adult Development. Three hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level or higher-numbered HD courses, or permission of the instructor.

Theories of and research on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development throughout adulthood: young adulthood, middle adult years, and older adult years. Writing proficiency must be demonstrated to receive credit for this course.

HD 422 Administering Children’s Centers and Programs. Three hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level or higher-numbered HD courses, or permission of the instructor.

Children’s centers and programs, including child development and child life programs, are examined and evaluated. Legislation, standards, program planning, and practical aspects of financing, administration, supervision, and management are explored. Writing proficiency must be demonstrated to receive credit for this course.

HD 426 Hospitalized Children and Youth. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the child life concentration or permission of the instructor.

Examination of the theoretical basis of the psychosocial care of children, youth, and families in health care settings. The etiology of childhood illness and disease, clinical procedures, communication techniques, and research literature are studied from a developmental perspective. Practicum hours are required.

HD 451 Loss and Bereavement. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Child life status, HD 426, or permission of the instructor.

Designed to give child life students opportunities for in-depth study of issues of grief and bereavement as they impact children and families. An emphasis is placed on theories of grief resolution and applications in health care settings. The class is conducted in a seminar format with out-of-class placements.

HD 462 Interpersonal Relationships. Three hours.

The course examines the dynamics of interpersonal interaction related to the development and maintenance of relationships. Current issues and problems are explored and related to marital and family system characteristics.

HD 472 Program Evaluation. Three hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level or higher HD courses or permission of the instructor.

Examines the principles and methods by which programs for children and families are empirically evaluated.

HD 475 Human Sexuality/Sex Education. Three hours.

Current scientific knowledge of physiological, sociological, and psychological factors influencing sexual development and relations.

HD 477 The Psychology of Morality. Three hours.

An advanced overview of theory and research in moral psychology with a particular emphasis on cognitive developmental models of moral functioning.

HD 480 Children and Divorce. Three hours.

Examines the effects of divorce on children’s cognitive and social-personality development.

HD 483 Family Life Education. Three hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level or higher HD courses (including HD 382) and enrollment in the family studies concentration.

Provides opportunities to plan, implement, and evaluate family life education programs. Standards and criteria leading to certified family life educator are overviewed. Professional responsibilities and ethics are emphasized.

HD 488 Senior Seminar. Two hours.
Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of the instructor.

Examines the theory and philosophy of programs for families and children. Issues of professional identity and ethics are also discussed.

HD 491 Directed Individual Study in Human Development. One to three hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the department head and professor.

Designed to enable students to pursue special needs and interests under supervision.

HD 492 Directed Individual Study in Family Studies. One to three hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the department head and professor.

Designed to enable students to pursue special needs and interests under supervision.

HD 493 Directed Research. Three to six hours.
Prerequisite: Advance approval by the department head and faculty sponsor.

HD 495 Early Childhood Development (ECD) Internship. Six to twelve hours.
Prerequisites: HD 202, HD 205, HD 321, HD 322, ECHS major, 2.0 GPA, senior standing, and permission of the instructor.

Internship experience for students in the early childhood development concentration only.

HD 496 Child Life Internship. Twelve hours.
Prerequisites: HD 202, HD 205, HD 321, HD 322, HD 426, child life concentration, 2.5 GPA, senior standing, and permission of the instructor.

Internship experience for students in the child life concentration only.

HD 497 Family Studies Internship. Six to twelve hours.
Prerequisites: HD 483, family studies concentration, 2.0 GPA, and permission of the instructor.

Internship experience for students in family studies concentration only.

HD 498 Adolescent and Youth Development Internship. Six to twelve hours.
Prerequisites: HD 302, senior standing, adolescent and youth development concentration, 2.0 GPA, and permission of the instructor.

Internship experience for students in the adolescent and youth development concentration only.


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