University of Vermont

2007-08 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Human Development & Fam Stdies (HDFS)

HDFS 260 - Family Ecosystem
Family viewed in and as an environment for human development. The family ecological approach applied to practical family concerns. Prerequisites: Senior standing or instructor's permission.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 263 - Advanced Child Development
Survey of professional literature in child development with special emphasis on influence of early life experiences throughout the life cycle.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 264 - Contemporary Issues Parenting
Contemporary cultural factors that influence adult lifestyles and their relationship to successful parenting. Prerequisites: Nine hours in Human Development or instructor's permission. May be taken more than once.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 265 - Teaching Human Development
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 266 - Seminar in Human Development
Intensive study of issues in human development and their application in a wide variety of professional areas. May be taken more than once up to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing; nine hours in Human Development & Family Studies or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 267 - Adv Seminar Sexual Identities
Intensive study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender identities, families, and communities in diverse individual, social, political, and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: Junior standing; nine hours in Human Development & Family Studies or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 268 - Sem In Close Relationships
Causal conditions influencing formation, maintenance, and dissolution of intimate adult relationships. Draws on theory and students' personal experiences to explicate the nature of close relationships in contemporary American society. Prerequisite: Junior standing; nine hours in Human Development & Family Studies or Instructor permission. Offered in alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 289 - Theories of Human Development
Comparative overview of major theoretical perspectives in the study of human development with particular emphasis on the interplay of method and theory and the applied implications of each theoretical model and theory. Prerequisite: 9 hours HDFS or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 291 - Special Problems
Reading, discussion, and special field and/or laboratory investigations. Prerequisite: Department permission. Students may enroll more than once up to twelve hours.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
HDFS 295 - Special Topics
Lectures, laboratories, readings, or projects relating to contemporary areas of study. Enrollment may be more than once, accumulation up to 12 hours. Prerequisite: Departmental permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
HDFS 296 - Field Experience
Professionally-oriented field experience under joint supervision by faculty and community representative, credit arranged up to 15 hours. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 15.00
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