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12.3.5 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES (HD)
Chair: Professor Carroll Tingle, Office: 216 Child Development Research Center
 

HD 501 Child Development. Three hours.
Covers principles of growth and development, chief areas of concern in the field, and supporting research.
 
HD 512 Adult Development. Three hours.
Theories of and research on development throughout adulthood—young adulthood, middle years, and aging are presented.
 
HD 525 Infant/Toddler Curriculum and Program Design. Three hours.
Critical examination of the relations between theories and practices in early childhood education programs.

HD 533 Cultural Influences on Children and Families. Three hours.
Study of the impact of cultural factors on the developing child and the family.

HD 535 Parent/Child Relationships. Three hours.
Theories and research on parent/child relationships and an examination of how the parent/child relationship influences aspects of child development. Basic models of parent education and parent involvement are also examined.

HD 550 Hospitalized Children and Youth. Three hours.

The developmental and psychological theories involved in the practice of child life in health care settings.

HD 551 Loss and Bereavement. Three hours.
Provides students with a general overview of the grief processes as they impact children and families. Examines issues surrounding children's grief/bereavement and studies issues surrounding complicated mourning.

HD 552 Clinical Skills Development in Child Life (seminar). Three hours.
Designed to examine basic assessment skills necessary for working in the field of child life.

HD 561 Theories in Family Studies. Three hours.
Historical overview of and contemporary theoretical approaches for understanding family behavior. Theoretical perspectives (such as systems, exchange, developmental, behavioral, and symbolic interaction) are applied to family research and practice.

HD 562 Dynamics of Family Relations.
Three hours.
Study of interaction within the family, with emphasis on historical changes, major issues, marriage success and family strengths, and family processes such as communication and conflict patterns. A focus on ethnic and racial family forms is also included.

HD 566 Family Assessment. Three hours.
Skills and methods for assessing relationships and families are presented.

HD 567 Pre-Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Three hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Provides students with preliminary supervised experience in a professional setting.

HD 568 Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy I. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Provides students with supervised practice in marriage and family therapy.


HD 576 Seminar in Human Sexuality. Three hours.
Discussion and analysis of underlying issues in human sexuality research.
 

HD 580 Children of Divorce. Three hours.

Prerequisite: HD 101 or HD 262, and the consent of the instructor.

Theory and research regarding effects of parental divorce on children's cognitive and social-personality development.


HD 591 Special Problems in Human Development and Family Studies. One to six hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the department head and professor.
Provides an opportunity to pursue special needs and interests. Students work primarily on their own, but under supervision.

HD 592 Special Problems in Child Life. One to six hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the department head and professor.
Provides an opportunity to pursue special needs and interests. Students work primarily on their own, but under supervision.

HD 595 Seminar in Human Development and Family Studies. One hour.
Concerns, issues, and research trends and developments in the discipline of human development and family studies are covered.

HD 598 Research Practicum. One to six hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Participation in a cooperative faculty/student research project related to human development.

HD 599 Thesis Research. One to six hours.
HD 602 Advanced Infant Development. Three hours.
Integration of theory and research related to infant behavior and development.
 

HD 602 Infant Development. Three hours.

Examination of theoretical bases for infant development, review of paradigms for studying infant learning and cognition, and literature review of current topics of interest to infant researchers.


HD 603 Adolescent Development. Three hours.
Theories of and research on adolescent development are presented. Includes an examination of physical, cognitive, and personality/social development within the context of the family, schools, and peer relations.

HD 612 Advanced Adult Development. Three hours.
Evaluation of theories and research on development throughout adulthood.

HD 626 Observational Methods in Developmental Research. Three hours.
An examination of the theory and practice of various observational techniques for studying children and parent-child interaction.

HD 631 Readings in Human Development. Three hours.
With an interdisciplinary approach to issues and concerns in life-span development, the course examines theory and research on selected topics.

HD 661 Theoretical Issues in Family Studies.
Three hours.
Examination of contemporary theoretical approaches for understanding family behavior.

HD 664 Family Crises. Three hours.
Research and theory related to family stresses, hardships, and coping strategies in response to normative and non-normative life events are presented. Emphasis is on the importance of family resources and social networks in stress management.


HD 667 Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy II. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and HD 567 and HD 568.
Advanced supervised practice in marriage and family therapy.
 
HD 668 Internship in Marriage and Family Therapy. Six hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Supervised field experience in an appropriate job setting in marriage and family therapy.
 
HD 689 Practicum in Human Development. Three to six hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the department head and professor.
Experience with human development in classroom teaching or agency settings.
 
HD 698 Nondissertation Research. Variable credit.
Prerequisite: Permission of the professor.
Participation in a cooperative faculty/student research project related to human development.

 

HD 699 Dissertation Research. Variable credit.
Prerequisite: Permission of the professor.
Integration of theory and research in a guided research project.

 


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