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Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS)

HD FS 097 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 098 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 129 (GS) Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (3) Introduction to psychosocial and family development at all stages of the individual and family life cycle. Students may take only one course for General Education credit from SOC 030 or HD FS 129.
Student may take only one course for General Education credits from HD FS 129 GS or SOC 030 GS. Effective: Fall 2004
 

HD FS 129S (GS) Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (3) Introduction to psychosocial and family development at all stages of the individual and family life cycle.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

HD FS 197 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 198 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 216 Personal and Interpersonal Skills (3) Conceptions of lifespan personal and interpersonal skill enhancement.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

HD FS 218 Foundations of Marriage (3) Factors influencing the husband/wife relationship across the life course.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

HD FS 229 (GS) Infant and Child Development (3) Theory, research, and methods of social/behavioral/biological sciences related to developmental processes and intervention during infancy and childhood.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

HD FS 230 Overview of Curricular Practices in Early Childhood Care and Education (3) Curricular practices in programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Focus on developmentally appropriate practice, emergent curriculum and home/child care links.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: HD FS 229  

HD FS 231 Guidance in Early Childhood Care and Education (3) Positive guidance methods for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, leading to self-control and social capability. Includes focus on home/childcare links.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: HD FS 229  

HD FS 232 Creativity and Play in Early Childhood Care and Education (3) Planning for play, creativity and exploration in programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Includes focus on home/childcare links.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: HD FS 229  

HD FS 233 Emergent Language and Literacy: Development and Practice in Early Childhood Care and Education (3) Fostering development of language and literacy in infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Includes children's literature and focus on home/childcare links.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: HD FS 229  

HD FS 234 Mathematics and Science Reasoning: Development and Practice in Early Childhood Care and Education (3) Fostering development of mathematical reasoning and scientific inquiry in infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Includes project approach and focus on home/childcare links.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: HD FS 229  

HD FS 239 (GS) Adolescent Development (3) Social, behavioral, and biological development and intervention throughout adolescence.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

HD FS 249 (GS) Adult Development and Aging (3) Physiological, psychological, and social development and intervention from young adulthood through old age.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

HD FS 250 (US) (WMNST 250) Sexual Identity over the Life Span (3) Concepts of affectional and sexual orientation over life span, with emphasis on lesbian and gay male personal, family, and community adaptation.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: 3 credits in HD FS or 3 credits in social or behavioral sciences  

HD FS 258 (CMAS 258) Introduction to Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies (3) Introduction to multidisciplinary field of clinical maltreatment.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

HD FS 287W (GS;US) Intercultural Community-Building (3) An experiential introduction to negotiating differences in small groups, families, institutions, and communities.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HD FS 287Y (GS;US) Intercultural Community-Building (3) An experiential introduction to negotiating differences in small groups, families, institutions, and communities.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HD FS 296 Independent Studies (1-12) 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 297 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 298 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 300H Honors Seminar: Concepts and Issues in Human Development and Family Studies (3) Introduces core concepts and issues in the study of Human Development and Family Studies.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 129 or permission of human development and family studies honors adviser  

HD FS 301 Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development Professions (3) Examines bases for choices among values in personal and professional relations in human development processes and supporting services.
Effective: Summer 1998
 

HD FS 302A Leadership and Technology Skills for Human Services Professionals A (3) Development of skills essential for contemporary human services professionals, including critical thinking, problem solving, electronic communications, and information handling.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: HD FS 129  

HD FS 302B Leadership and Technology Skills for Human Services Professionals B (3) Application and enhancement of leadership and technology skills in team settings; emphasis on active and collaborative problem-solving.
Effective: Summer 1997
Prerequisite: HD FS 302A  

HD FS 310M Seminar in Honors--Research Methods (4) Overview of research and methods issues tailored around development of honors thesis proposals.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: permission of Human Development and Family Studies honors adviser  

HD FS 311 Human Development and Family Studies Interventions (3) Survey of individual and family formal and informal intervention efforts; historical and current perspectives and approaches.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: HD FS 129  

HD FS 312W Empirical Inquiry in Human Development (3) Introduction to the skills involved in critical thinking in general and the methods of empirical inquiry in particular. Open to HD FS majors only.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better required inEDPSY 101 orSTAT 200  

HD FS 313 Empirical Inquiry in Human Development for Non-Majors (3) Introduction to the skills involved in critical thinking in general and the methods of empirical inquiry in particular.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in:EDPSY 101 orSTAT 200  

HD FS 315 (US) Family Development (3) Family functions over the life course; family from a multidisciplinary perspective, emphasizing adaptation and change.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: HD FS 129 ; 3 credits of social behavioral or human biological sciences  

HD FS 315Y (US) Family Development (3) Family functions over the life course; family from a multidisciplinary perspective, emphasizing adaptation and change.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: HD FS 129 ; 3 credits of social behavioral or human biological sciences  

HD FS 330 Observation or Experience with Children, Youth, and Families (1-6) Directed observations of, or supervised experience with children, youth, and families in group or home settings.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: HD FS 229 orPSYCH 212  

HD FS 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

HD FS 397 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 398 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 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
 

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