HDF Courses

HDF111 - Introduction to Human Development and Family Relations (3 cr.)

Exploration of professional preparation, work activities, and consumer populations in the fields of human development and family relations, including child care management, adolescence, and adult development and aging. (Fall & Spring). Prerequisite: 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF211 - Child Development (4 cr.)

An introduction to the development of children from conception to adolescence incorporating theories of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. Utilizes a laboratory experience to learn to observe without judging and to apply theories from text/class to children. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: PSY101, SOC101, 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF212 - Observation in Child Development (1 cr.)

An observation experience in a structured preschool setting. Required of majors who receive transfer credit for a child development course which lacks laboratory component. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: transfer HDF student status, credited for course in child development without an observation component, 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF261 - Introduction to Human Services (3 cr.)

Theoretical concepts, analytic tools and social processes pertaining to human service organizations. Understanding how organizations constrain or facilitate direct practice. Focus on learning human services mode of discourse through writing. (Fall/Spring). Approved AWR. Prerequisites: ENG101, SOC101, PSY101, LIB105; HDF major; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF301 - Planning Programs for Infants and Toddlers (4 cr.)

Integrating knowledge with skills to design, implement, and evaluate programs for infants and toddlers. Focusing on learning environments, appropriate learning experiences and methods of developmental stimulation. The role of the caregiver and relevant issues such as early intervention, health and safety standards and parent involvement will be examined. Supervised practicum experience will be required. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: HDF211; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF309 - Understanding Death, Dying, and Bereavement in Human Development (3 cr.)

Overview of attitudes toward death, dying, and bereavement in our society and others. The reality and effects of death throughout the lifespan. Comparison of interdisciplinary influences on our understanding. The role of the human service professional in working with individuals and families affected by death, dying, and the bereavement process. (Fall). Prerequisites: PSY101, SOC101.

HDF311 - Family in Contemporary Society (3 cr.)

Studies the American family in an historical, sociological, and cultural context, with exploration of the latest trends in mating, family constellations, family arrangements, issues, and problems. Includes an interactive experience through the Domestic Violence program as well as a field experience serving low income families. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: SOC101, PSY101, 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF312 - Families in Global Perspective (3 cr.)

This course will expand students' knowledge and understanding of the primary socializer-the family-in cultures across the globe. We will look at differences in gender roles, marriage, parenting, taking care of the elderly, and other issues relevant to families. Students will engage in comparative studies of not only the U.S., but with other cultures. For example, how is globalization changing the dynamics of families in developing countries? Because students will be primarily assigned to one culture, they have the ability to become immersed in that culture rather than just having a cursory look at multiple cultures. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: PSY101; SOC101; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF314 - Mental Health Issues in Human Services (3 cr.)

Overview of mental health issues, including the meaning of common classifications, policy issues as well as the effect of the community response on the individual with mental disorder. The role of the human service professional in working with individuals and families affected by mental disorders. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: PSY101, SOC101, 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF332 - Socialization of Children in the Community (3 cr.)

Explores an aspect of human development in which children are socialized by their families, peers, school, and community. Utilizes the Ecological Systems Approach of Urie Bronfenbrenner. The student will learn to apply the theory to the community through the use of speakers and field trips. There will be an emphasis on scholarly research and critical analysis of readings and an understanding of multicultural differences in socialization. A community experience of serving low income consumers will be required.(Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: HDF211, SOC101, 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF334 - Theoretical Foundations of Child Care (3 cr.)

This course explores the historical, theoretical, and philosophical foundations of early childhood programs. It also examines specific curriculum models and instructional strategies with an emphasis on inclusion within developmentally appropriate practice. Current issues and research in the field of early childhood education will be investigated. (Fall). Prerequisite: HDF211 (may be taken concurrently), 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF381 - Perspectives on Parenting (3 cr.)

Parenting techniques as viewed from various theoretical and philosophical perspectives. The effects of such techniques on the child's emotional, social, cognitive and personality development. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF385 - Curriculum Development for Preschoolers (4 cr.)

Integrating knowledge with skills to design, implement, and evaluate programs for children, ages three to five years old. Focus will be on supporting active learning, following developmentally appropriate practices, including children with special needs, and involving families. Supervised practicum experience will be required. (Fall). Prerequisites: HDF211 and 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF401 - Administering a Child Care Facility (3 cr.)

Principles and theories of developing and administering child care facilities, including needs assessment, operational planning and procedures, and administration. Supervised field placement required. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: HDF211 and 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF403 - Field Work in Human Development and Family Relations (12 cr.)

Supervised full-time field experience for Human Development and Family Relations majors; a minimum of 14 weeks of full-time participation in selected agencies/programs which deliver human services to the community. Corequisite: HDF404. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: senior standing; HDF major; completion of professional courses; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF404 - Seminar in Human Development and Family Relations (3 cr.)

Studies the major concepts and professional issues related to the delivery of human services. (Fall/Spring). Corequisite: HDF403. Prerequisites: senior standing; HDF major; completion of professional courses; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF405 - Field Work in Child Care Management (12 cr.)

Supervised full-time filed experience for Human Development & Family Relations majors in the Child Care Management option; a minimum of 14 weeks of full-time participation in licensed day care facilities or agencies offering services to young children and their families. (Fall/Spring). Corequisite: HDF406. Prerequisite: senior standing; HDF major; completion of professional courses; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF406 - Seminar in Child Care Management (3 cr.)

Studies the major concepts and professional issues related to the delivery and management of child care and day care facilities. (Fall/Spring). Corequisite: HDF405. Prerequisites: senior standing; HDF major; completion of professional courses; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF407 - Field Work in Adult Development and Aging (12 cr.)

Supervised full-time field experience for Human Development and Family Relations majors in the Adult Development and Aging option; a minimum of 14 weeks of full-time participation in agencies offering services to the elderly. (Fall/Spring). Corequisite: HDF408. Prerequisites: senior standing; HDF major; completion of professional courses; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF408 - Seminar in Adult Development and Aging (3 cr.)

Studies the major concepts and professional issues related to the delivery of human services to the elderly. (Fall/Spring). Corequisite: HDF407. Prerequisites: senior standing; HDF major; completion of professional courses; 2.5 cumulative GPA..

HDF409 - Field Work in Adolescence (12 cr.)

Supervised full-time field experience for Human Development Relations majors in the Adolescence option; a minimum of 14 weeks of full-time participation in agencies offering services to adolescents and their families. (Fall/Spring). Corequisite: HDF410. Prerequisites: senior standing; HDF major; completion of professional courses; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF410 - Seminar in Adolescence (3 cr.)

Studies the major concepts and professional issues related to the delivery of human services to adolescents. (Fall/Spring). Corequisite: HDF409. Prerequisites: senior standing; HDF major; completion of professional courses; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF411 - Applied Child Care Administration (3 cr.)

Applied principles and theories of administering child care programs and facilities including fiscal and personnel management, marketing and publicity, and program evaluation. Supervised field placement required. (Spring). Prerequisites: HDF401; 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF420 - Adult Development and Aging (4 cr.)

Explores the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of the period in human development known as aging. Discusses functional and dysfunctional elements of aging with examination of such topics as health care, retirement, family support, long term planning, losses, status, and death. Utilizes a field component in which to apply theories. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: HDF211, 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF421 - Adolescence and Society (3 cr.)

Introduce and familiarize students with the period of human development known as adolescence. It enables not only an understanding of the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial components of development, but how adolescents are reciprocally socialized by their interactions with their families, peers, school, and community. Scholarly research on aspects of interest to the student, and development of critical thinking skills will be emphasized as well as awareness of multicultural differences. A community experience in the middle school will facilitate application of theory to the field. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: HDF211, 2.5 cumulative GPA.

HDF422 - Field Experience in Adolescence (1 cr.)

Continuation of field experience begun in the previous semester. It expands an understanding of the physical, cognitive and psychosocial components of development in adolescence. Prerequisites: HDF421, 2.3 cumulative GPA, POI

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Alphabetical Listing of Curriculum Descriptions by Course Subject

A

  • Africana Studies = AAS
  • Accounting = ACC
  • Anthropology = ANT
  • Arabic = ARA
  • Art = ART
  • Asian Studies = ASI
  • Astronomy = AST

B

  • Biology = BIO
  • Business = BUS

C

  • Canadian Studies = CAS
  • Communications Disorders & Sciences = CDS
  • Consumer Economics Management = CEM
  • Chemistry = CHE
  • Counseling = CLG
  • Career Life Planning = CLP
  • Communication Studies = CMM
  • Computer Science = CSC
  • Criminal Justice = CRI

E

  • Economics = ECO
  • Education = EDU
  • Education - Administration = EDA
  • Education - Mathematics = EDM
  • Education - Reading = EDR
  • Education - Special = EDS
  • English = ENG
  • Environmental Science = ENV
  • English as a Second Language = ESL
  • Expeditionary Studies = EXP

F

  • Finance = FIN
  • Foreign Languages & Literature = FLL
  • French = FRE
  • Freshman Seminar = FRS
  • Freshman Experience = FRX

G

  • Geography = GEG
  • Gender & Women's Studies = GWS
  • Geology = GEL
  • German = GER

H

  • Health Education = HED
  • History = HIS
  • Honors = HON
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management = HRT
  • Human Development and Family Relations = HDF

I

  • Interdisciplinary Studies = INT
  • Italian = ITA

J

  • Journalism = JOU

L

  • Latin American Studies = LAS
  • Latin = LAT
  • Leadership = MLS
  • Library Skills = LIB
  • Language & Linguistics = LIN

M

  • Mathematics = MAT
  • Meteorology = MET
  • Military Studies = MTS
  • Management & International Business = MGM
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship = MKE
  • Minority Studies = MNS
  • Music = MUS

N

  • Nursing = NUR
  • Nutrition = FNI

P

  • Physical Education = PED
  • Philosophy = PHI
  • Physics = PHY
  • Portuguese = POR
  • Political Science = PSC
  • Psychology = PSY

R

  • Reading = RDG
  • Recreation = REC
  • Russian = RUS

S

  • Science & Society = SCI
  • Sociology = SOC
  • Spanish = SPA
  • Social Work = SWK

T

  • Theatre = THE
  • Tutor Training = TTR