Human Development & Family Science (HDF)

Courses

HDF 260. Family Ecosystem. 3 Credits.

Family viewed in and as an environment for human development. The family ecological approach applied to practical family concerns. Prerequisites: HDF 161, HDF 189, PSYS 053 OR EDFS 209 OR SOC 100 OR SWSS 164; Minimum Junior standing.

HDF 263. Advanced Child Development. 3 Credits.

Survey of professional literature in child development with special emphasis on influence of early life experiences throughout the life cycle. Prerequisites: HDF 161, HDF 189; PSYS 053 OR EDFS 209 OR SOC 100 OR SWSS 164; Minimum Junior standing.

HDF 266. Seminar in Human Development. 3 Credits.

Intensive study of issues in human development and their application in a wide variety of professional areas. May be taken more than once up to a maximum of 12 hours. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: HDF 161, HDF 189, PSYS 053 OR EDFS 209 OR SOC 100 OR SWSS 164; Minimum Junior standing.

HDF 267. Adv Gender & Sexual Iden. 3 Credits.

Intensive study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender identities, families, and communities in diverse individual, social, political, and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing.

HDF 268. Sem In Close Relationships. 3 Credits.

Causal conditions influencing formation, maintenance, and dissolution of intimate adult relationships. Draws on theory and students' personal experiences to explicate the nature of close relationships in contemporary American society. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing.

HDF 392. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.