HDFS Major: Child, Youth, and Family Development Concentration (HDFS)—B.S.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: U513

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

GLT—Literature (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GLT list.

GFA—Fine Arts (3.s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GFA list.

GPR—Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GPR list.

Humanities and Fine Arts (3 s.h.)

Student selects additional 3 s.h. from GLT, GFA, or GPR list.

GHP—Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GHP list.

GNS—Natural Sciences (7 s.h.)

NTR 213Introductory Nutrition

3

Student selects additional 4 s.h. from GNS list with a course prefix other than NTR. Must include a laboratory course.

GMT—Mathematics (3 s.h.)

STA 108Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3

Student selects 3 s.h. from GMT list.

GRD—Reasoning and Discourse (6 s.h.)

ENG 101College Writing I

3

or

FMS 115Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse I

3

or

RCO 101College Writing I

3

Student selects additional 3 s.h. from GRD list.

GSB—Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 s.h.)

HDF 211Human Development Across the Life Span

3

HDF 212Families and Close Relationships

3

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/concentration.

GL/GN—Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives

four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers; at least one course must carry the GN marker

One SI (Speaking Intensive) Course

In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One WI (Writing Intensive) Course

In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

III Major Concentration Requirements

All of the following:

HDF 211Human Development Across the Life Span

3

HDF 212Families and Close Relationships

3

HDF 302Infant and Child Development

3

HDF 303Adolescent Development: From Puberty to Young Adulthood

3

HDF 304Adult Development

3

HDF 321Issues in Parenting

3

HDF 415Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies

3

HDF 477Professional Development in HDFS

3

Choose two (2) from:

HDF 390Families and Children in Global Perspective

3

HDF 407Issues Affecting Women and Families

3

HDF 409Family Diversity

3

Choose one (1) from:

HDF 428Families in Middle and Later Years

3

HDF 464Advanced Family and Developmental Studies Seminar

3

HDF 465Work and Family Linkages

3

Choose one (1) from:

HDF 445Current Family Theory and Research

3

HDF 455Current Developmental Theory and Research

3

The following for 6 s.h.:

HDF 499Supervised Professional Experience

1–6

IV Related Area Requirements

1.

NTR 213Introductory Nutrition

3

PSY 121General Psychology

(3:3)

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology

3

STA 108Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3

2. Choose three (3) international and family/developmental-focused courses from:

ATY 100Contemporary Non-Western Cultures

3

ATY 213Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ATY 333Latin American Societies and Cultures

3

ECO 100Economics of a Global Sustainable Society

3

GEO 303World Population Problems

3

GEO 333Geography of Europe

3

GEO 340Geography of East Asia

3

HEA 207International Health

3

IGS 200Introduction to International and Global Studies

3

IGS 201Introduction to International and Global Studies

3

PSC 290The Politics of the Non-Western World

3

REL 248Comparative Religious Ethics

3

REL 254Religion in Traditional Societies

3

SOC 202Social Problems in Global Context

3

SOC 323Global Deviance

3

6 s.h. of Study Abroad course work may also apply.

3. Choose five (5) specialization courses from:

AFS 201Introduction to African American Studies

3

AFS 210Blacks in American Society: Social, Economic, and Political Perspectives

3

CED 310Helping Skills

3

CST 200Communication and Community

3

CST 207Relational Communication

3

CST 210Communicating Ethically

3

CST 337Intercultural Communication

3

CST 415Family Communication

3

GRO 501Seminar: Critical Issues of Aging

3

HDF 301Development of School-Age Children

3

HEA 201Personal Health

3

HEA 260Human Sexuality

3

HEA 318Conflict Resolution and Facilitation Skills

3

HEA 331Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

3

 

HEA 333Health of Women

3

or

NUR 330Women's Health Across the Life Span

3

 

HEA 334Community Health

3

HEA 347Health Problems of Lower Income Groups

3

HEA 369Lifetime Health Concerns

3

HEA 471Immigrant and Refugee Health

3

HIS 325History of the American Home

3

HIS 359Sexuality in Historical Perspective

3

NUR 390Culture and Health Care

3

NUR 561Scope of Gerontological Healthcare

3

NUR 581End-of-Life Care

3

PSY 240Principles of Learning

(3:3)

PSY 265Theories of Personality

(3:3)

PSY 341Abnormal Psychology

(3:3)

PSY 346Sex, Gender, and Behavior

(3:3)

PSY 370Ethnicity, Development, and Psychopathology

(3:3)

PSY 375Psychology of Aging

(3:3)

CTR 201Introduction to Community Leadership

3

CTR 314Recreation Services with Underrepresented Groups

3

CTR 316Leisure for Older Adults

3

SES 101American Sign Language I

3

SES 102American Sign Language II

3

SES 240Communication Development in Children

3

SES 242Introduction to Exceptional Children: Early Years

3

SES 460Home-School Partnerships for Students with Exceptional Needs

3

SOC 222Sociology of Deviant Behavior

3

SOC 225Race, Class, and Gender: Social Inequalities

3

SOC 230Sociology of Friendship

3

SOC 327Race and Ethnic Relations

3

SOC 329Sociological Perspectives on Gender

3

SOC 350Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 354Work and Gender

3

SOC 361Health and Society

3

SOC 364African American Social Thought

3

SOC 419Gender, Crime, and Deviance

3

SOC 420Family Violence

3

SWK 570Social Services for the Aging

3

WGS 250An Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3

WGS 270Sexuality and Culture

3

WGS 350Introduction to Feminist Theories

3

Foreign language for 3 or 6 s.h. may also apply.

The following when taken for 3 or 6 s.h.:

HDF 401Special Problems in Human Development and Family Studies

1–6

V Electives

Electives sufficient to complete total semester hours required for degree. No more than one third may be Health and Human Sciences (CSD, CTR, HDF, HEA, KIN, NTR, or SWK) courses.


 

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