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Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS)

HD FS 401 Project Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in the Human Services (3) Exercises and activities related to the design, planning, implementation and management, and evaluation of projects and programs in the human services.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W ; approval by internship coordinator. Prerequisite or concurrent:HD FS 411  

HD FS 402 Human Services Seminar (4) Presentations and discussion of contemporary human issues by students and visiting professionals.
Effective: Summer 1997
Prerequisite: HD FS 401  

HD FS 405 (US) Gender and Social Development (3) A review of gender-related patterns of social development over the lifespan, as influenced by biological, sociological, and psychological factors.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HD FS 129, HD FS 312W ; or 6 credits in social sciences  

HD FS 410 Communities and Families (3) Family and community interaction, emphasizing strategies for intervention to solve family-community problems.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W ; 3 credits of social/behavioral sciences  

HD FS 411 The Helping Relationship (3) Theory and research related to interpersonal conditions which facilitate personal growth; intensive interpersonal competency training.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 311;HD FS 312W ; or 6 credits in Human Development and Family Studies or psychology  

HD FS 412 Adult-Child Relationships (3) Theories, research, and application of adult behavior for maximizing adult- child relationships and optimizing child socialization and self-development.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: HD FS 229 orPSYCH 212;HD FS 311;HD FS 315 orHD FS 315W;HD FS 312W  

HD FS 413 Developmental Problems in Adulthood (3) Analysis of individual developmental problems from young adulthood through old age and their prevention and modification.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: HD FS 129;HD FS 249;HD FS 312W  

HD FS 414 Resolving Human Development and Family Problems (3) Strategies for, and roles of professional specialists in, the solution of problems in human development and family functioning.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W ; 6 credits in Human Development and Family Studies or psychology  

HD FS 415 Program Development in Family Relationships (3) Methods for planning, developing, and evaluating human service programs for families across the life span.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: HD FS 311;HD FS 312W;HD FS 315 orHD FS 315W  

HD FS 416 (US) (SOC 411) Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the American Family (3) This course will explore the nature and determinants of racial and ethnic variation in family processes in the United States.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology  

HD FS 417 (US;IL) Biocultural Studies of Family Organization (3) Study of variability in family organization with an emphasis on cultural and economic factors influencing household organization and family roles.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HD FS 129;HD FS 312W;HD FS 315 orHD FS 315W ; or 6 credits in sociology or anthropology  

HD FS 418 Family Relationships (3) Dynamics of family interaction; effects of parenthood, sibling and intergeneration relationships on family solidarity.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W;HD FS 315 orHD FS 315W  

HD FS 420 Laboratory in Individual and Family Enhancement (3) Supervised practice in methods of assessment, intervention, and evaluation to enhance individual and family development.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W;HD FS 411 ; 6 additional credits in Human Development and Family Studies  

HD FS 424 (US) Family Development in an Economic Context (3) Economic conditions influencing family functioning; familial effects on the economy; strategies to enhance work-family relations.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W;HD FS 315 orHD FS 315W  

HD FS 425 (US) Work as a Context for Human Development (3) Theory and research on role of work in adult development; interrealtionships between work and family; workplace interventions to enhance development.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W ; 3 credits in social and behavioral sciences  

HD FS 427 (KINES 427) Developmental Sport & Exercise Psychology (3) Developmental changes in the antecedents and consequences of physical activity across the lifespan.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 andKINES 321 orHD FS 129 orPSYCH 212  

HD FS 428 Infant Development (3) Conceptual analysis, assessment, and empirical investigation of normal and deviant development, prenatal through first two years of life.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: HD FS 229 orPSYCH 212;HD FS 312W  

HD FS 429 Advanced Child Development (3) Processes of development during childhood from birth to adolescence. Emphasis upon theory, method, and empirical research.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: HD FS 229 orPSYCH 212;HD FS 312W  

HD FS 430 Experience in Preschool Groups (1-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Guided practicum experience in planning and facilitating developmentally appropriate activities for young children.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: HD FS 229 orPSYCH 212;HD FS 312W;HD FS 330  

HD FS 431 (SOC 431) Family Disorganization: Stress Points in the Contemporary Family (3) Focuses on divorce, remarriage, incest, family violence as well as problems associated with family formation and parent-child relations.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W ; 6 credits of Human Development and Family Studies psychology sociology  

HD FS 432 Developmental Problems in Childhood and Adolescence (3) Analysis of problems in individual development from infancy through adolescence; prevention and modification of developmental difficulties.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: HD FS 229;HD FS 239 orPSYCH 212;HD FS 312W  

HD FS 433 Developmental Transition to Adulthood (3) Conceptual analysis and empirical investigation of interrelationships between developmental processes during the period of pubertal growth.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 239;HD FS 312W  

HD FS 434 (SOC 435) Perspectives on Aging (3) An analysis of the demographic, social, and cultural factors affecting the aged population in American society.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W ; 6 credits in sociology  

HD FS 440 (SOC 440) Family Policy (3) An in-depth examination of family policy.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: 3 credits of SOC or HD FS  

HD FS 445 (PSYCH 416) Development Throughout Adulthood (3) Processes of development and change of behavior from early adulthood through old age, emphasizing theory, method, and empirical research.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: HD FS 249 orPSYCH 100;HD FS 312W orPSYCH 301W;PSYCH 200, STAT 200 or 3 credits of statistics ; 6 credits in HD FS PSYCH or SOC.  

HD FS 446 Programs and Services in Gerontology (3) Theoretical and historical views of the conceptualization and delivery of programs and services to older persons within a multidisciplinary developmental framework.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 249 orHD FS 445;HD FS 312W  

HD FS 447 Issues in Gerontology (3) Analysis of major issues in adulthood and aging, with an emphasis on integration of theory and research.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 249 orHD FS 445;HD FS 312W  

HD FS 450 Developmental Child Programs and Services (3) Current and historical views of the conceptualization and delivery of child programs and services within a multidisciplinary developmental framework.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: HD FS 229 orPSYCH 212;HD FS 312W  

HD FS 452 Child Maltreatment Prevention, Intervention, and Legal Issues (3) Examines causes, correlates, and consequences of child maltreatment, empirically supported prevention/intervention programs, the Child Welfare System and relevant legal issues.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: HD FS 229 orHD FS 239;HD FS 312W  

HD FS 453 Family Participation and Involvement in Child Services (3) Current and historical perspectives of roles and functions of family members in designing, delivering, and evaluating of child service programs.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: HD FS 229;HD FS 312W;HD FS 315 orHD FS 315W  

HD FS 454 (E C E 454) Development and Administration of Child Service Programs (3) Planning, administering, and evaluating child service programs at several administrative levels using methods from relevant disciplines.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W;HD FS 453;C I 295 orHD FS 330  

HD FS 455 Development and Administration of Human Services Programs (3) Fundamentals of program development and administration of human service programs in community settings; emphasis given to program content, strategies, and the overall planning process.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: HD FS 311  

HD FS 465 (CMAS 465) Child Maltreatment: Prevention and Treatment (3) Advanced examination in approaches for preventing child maltreatment and treating its consequences.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: CMAS 258 orHD FS 258  

HD FS 468 Biological Bases of Behavioral Development (3) Biological, genetic, and experiential influences in development through the lifespan.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: HD FS 129 orPSYCH 100;HD FS 312W ; 3 credits in human biology  

HD FS 477 Analysis of Family Problems (3) Analysis of families' behavioral, managerial, interpersonal, and financial problems and their interrelationships.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W;HD FS 315 orHD FS 315W ; 3 credits in social sciences  

HD FS 490 Introduction to Internship Experience (2) Planning and preparation for field experience in human service setting. Analysis of human service system and arrangement of site.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 312W ; approval by internship coordinator. Prerequisite or concurrent:HD FS 411  

HD FS 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

HD FS 494H Senior Honors Thesis (1-6) Independent study under the direction of the thesis advisor of topics related to the interests of the student, culminating in presentation of a thesis.
Effective: Summer 1997
Prerequisite: approval of honors thesis advisor  

HD FS 495A Internship: Advanced Experience (9) Full-time, one semester experiential training in human service settings. Open to HD FS majors only.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: HD FS 490, HD FS 301, HD FS 455 and permission of internship director  

HD FS 495B Internship: Advanced Project (3) Implementation of internship projects or scholarly paper. Open to HD FS majors only.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: or concurrent:HD FS 495A  

HD FS 495C Professional Practicum in Human Services (3-8) Guided professional practicum in human services, usually in the form of a project related to a human services issue.
Effective: Summer 1997
Prerequisite: HD FS 401 orHD FS 490  

HD FS 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

HD FS 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

HD FS 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

HD FS 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual of group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

HD FS 501 Human Development Across the Lifespan (3) Multidisiciplinary study of theories and research on human development across the lifespan.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

HD FS 502 Biological Systems in Developmental Context (3) Discusses the development of key biological systems, and their influences on behavior across the lifespan.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

HD FS 503 Human Development Intervention: Analysis of Theories and Approaches (3) Theoretical and empirical analyses of multilevel approaches for enhancing development of individuals and families.
Effective: Spring 1993
Prerequisite: graduate status in HD FS or related fields; 1st in a sequence  

HD FS 504 Consultation in Human Development Intervention (3) Principles of consultative and collaborative practice with human development intervention programs in formal or informal community settings.
Effective: Spring 1993
Prerequisite: HD FS 503  

HD FS 506 (H P A 506) Design and Evaluation of Prevention and Health Promotion Programs Across the Life Span (3) Addresses theory and application of program evaluation, emphasizing process and outcome evaluation strategies for programs involving individuals, organizations and populations.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: HD FS 503 andHD FS 516 ; orH P A 564  

HD FS 508 Best Practices in Preventive Intervention (1-6) Implementing empirically validated preventative programs; discussion and evaluation of theory and techniques.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: HD FS 503  

HD FS 509 Nature-Nurture Issues in Human Development (3) Introduction to nature-nurture interactions in life-span development; biological, psychological, and cultural factors in ontogeny and phylogeny.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

HD FS 515 Professional Issues in Human Development and Family Studies (1-6) Overview of issues in professional development for careers in human develop- ment and family studies.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

HD FS 516 Methods of Research in Human Development (3) Review of basic research methods and statistics as applied to human development and family studies.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

HD FS 517 Multivariate Study of Change and Human Development (3) Models of development and change derived from empirical research utilizing multivariate research design and procedures.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: at least three statistics courses including correlation and regression analysis  

HD FS 518 Applied Statistics Laboratory (1) This course provides graduate students with practical skills in data entry, data management, and applied statistical analyses.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

HD FS 519 Methods of Statistical Analysis in Human Development (3) An overview of basic statistical concepts, models, and methods for the analysis of development and change.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: H DEV 516, introductory statistics  

HD FS 520 Seminar in Prenatal and Infant Development (1-6) Prenatal and infant development, with emphasis on multiple determinants of early development and their relationship to later behavior.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: 6 graduate credits in individual development psychology or biological science; 3 credits in statistics  

HD FS 521 Child Maltreatment: Theory, Research, and Impact (3) Theory and research pertaining to the causes, bio-psycho-social consequences, and the public health impact of childhood maltreatment.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

HD FS 522 Risk and Resilience in Human Development: Foundation for Prevention (3) Reviews the concepts of risk, protection, resilience, and competence; examines these concepts in intervention and longitudinal studies.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: HD FS 503  

HD FS 523 Strategies for Data Analysis in Developmental Research (3) This course provides the skills necessary to confront the data analytic issues presented in the Human Development and Family Studies methodology core curriculum.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 519 orSTAT 501  

HD FS 524 Work as a Context for Human Development (3) The interconnections between work, family life, and individual development.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: HD FS 525  

HD FS 525 Introduction to Family Studies (3) Introduction to current theory and research about micro and macro forces related to family relationships and development.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

HD FS 526 (PSY 526) Measurement in Human Development (3) Principles and methods for assessment of human developmental processes across the life span.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: EDPSY 450 orPSYCH 404;HD FS 519  

HD FS 527 Social Epidemiology (3) Application of epidemiological methods to issues in the study of human development.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: HD FS 503, HD FS 516  

HD FS 528 (PSY 528) Observational Methodologies for Development (3) Design and application of observational methods in developmental research.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: graduate student standing in HD FS or psychology  

HD FS 529 (PSY 529) Seminar in Child Development (1-6) Readings and reports on recent findings in child development.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: 6 graduate credits in child development child psychology or educational psychology; 3 in statistics  

HD FS 530 Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling (3) Exposure to a wide variety of statistical models as special cases of the General Linear Mixed Model with latent variables.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: HD FS 523  

HD FS 531 (SOC 531) Family Disorganization: Stress Points in the Contemporary Family (3) Focuses on divorce, remarriage, incest, family violence as well as problems associated with family formation and parent-child relations.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

HD FS 532 (NUTR 532) Childhood Obesity (3) This course addresses how genetic predispositions, behavioral and environmental factors affect children's obesity risk and examines strategies for obesity prevention.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

HD FS 533 (NUTR 533) Adult Obesity (3) Important current and emerging topics in obesity research relevant to government policy and general public education; emphasis on adult obesity.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

HD FS 534 Person-Specific Data Analysis (3) This couse covers statistical dynamic systems modeling of multivariate psychological time series obtained with single and multiple subjects.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

HD FS 535 Integrating Qualitative Methods into Quantitative Research (3) Focuses on effective ways to integrate qualitative methods into quantitative approaches to research in human development and family studies.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: HD FS 516  

HD FS 536 (PSY 536) Research Methods in Developmental Processes (3) Methodological issues in research on varying stages of development across the individual life span.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: 6 credits in individual development or psychology and a course in statistics  

HD FS 537 (SOC 537) Biosocial Perspectives on the Family (3) The implications of knowledge from behavioral endocrinology, behavior genetics, and evolutionary psychology for understanding family relationships and child development.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

HD FS 539 Seminar in Adolescent Development (1-6) Cultural, psychological, and biological aspects of the developmental transition to adulthood.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: 6 credits in individual development or psychology; 3 credits in sociology and statistics  

HD FS 540 Parenting: Theory, Research and Intervention (3) Review of current theory, research, and intervention in the study of parenting.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: HD FS 501 orHD FS 525  

HD FS 544 Seminar in Dysfunctional Patterns in Family Organization (1-6) Processes of familial dysfunction and disorganization and their explanation in economic, social-psychological, and managerial terms.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: I F S 418 orI F S 424 orSOC 430  

HD FS 546 Seminar in Family Relationships (1-9) Interpersonal interaction within family systems throughout the life cycle.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: I F S 418  

HD FS 549 (PSY 549) Developmental Theory (3) Conceptual frameworks and major contributions to the study of individual development across the life-span.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: 6 credits at the 400 level in individual development or psychology  

HD FS 565 Developmental Behavioral Genetics (3) Theories and methods of developmental behavioral genetics and their application to human life-span development.
Effective: Spring 1990
 

HD FS 569 Seminar on Development in Middle Age (1-6) Interdisciplinary approach to study of human development in middle age, including psychological, cultural, and biological aspects.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: HD FS 501  

HD FS 575 Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis (3) Students learn techniques for analysis of intensive longitudinal data in the social sciences.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: HD FS 519 orSTAT 501  

HD FS 577 Poverty, Policies, and Child Development (3) Focuses on interrelationships among families, poverty, and social policies.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: HD FS 525  

HD FS 578 (PSY 578, EDPSY 578) Contemporary Issues in Interdisciplinary Educational Intervention Sciences (2-3) Proseminar exploring contemporary issues in the design and evaluation of educational interventions from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

HD FS 579 Seminar in Adult Development and Aging (1-9) A seminar dealing with specific topics concerning adult development and aging.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: I F S 445 statistics  

HD FS 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

HD FS 595 Field Projects in Individual and Family Studies (1-9) Supervised research or internship in human services program.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: instructor's approval of proposed project  

HD FS 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: instructor's approval of proposed study  

HD FS 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

HD FS 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

HD FS 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

HD FS 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester, maximum of 6) Supervised experience in teaching and orientation to other selected aspects of the profession at The Pennsylvania State University.
Effective: Summer 2004
 

HD FS 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Fall 2006
 

HD FS 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

HD FS 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

1 Student may take only one course for General Education credits from HD FS 129 GS or SOC 030 GS.

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