University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Courses in Human Development & Fam Stdies (HDFS)

HDFS 001 - Int Hum Dev&Fam Std&Acad Serv
Seminar designed to introduce concepts and practices of Human Development and Family Studies through integrating academic service-learning in developmental settings with critical thinking about development. Prerequisite: Majors only.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 005 - Human Development
A comprehensive survey of life span individual and family development within social and historical context.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 020 - Aging:Change & Adaptation
Individual and social meanings of aging and old age; physical, physiological, psychological, and sociological changes accompanying aging; individual, family, community, and societal adaptations to aging. Cross-listed with: SOC 020.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 031 - D2: Undoing Identity
Introduction to identity intersections. Readings in identity performance and creation of multi-media text-based work will result in a new awareness of how identity is created.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 055 - Special Topics I
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
HDFS 060 - Family Context of Development
Developmental ecological approach to analysis of the family as a system in which individuals develop.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 065 - Human Relationships&Sexuality
Sexual responsibility and the biological, social, psychological growth, and development of human beings in terms of sex role identity.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 101 - The Helping Relationship
Prepares students for the Human Services Profession through the study and practice of professional standards and select helping skills central to effective helping relationships. Prerequisites: HDFS 005 or HDFS 060; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 141 - D1:Interrogatng White Identity
Introductory examination of white identity development and white identity development models from an ecological perspective. Prerequisites: HDFS 005 or HDFS 060; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 152 - Biology of Aging
Cross-listed with: NURS 100.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 161 - Social Context of Development
Developmental ecological approach to analysis of social institutions as influences on human development. Focus on education, community, health care, and social services. Prerequisites: HDFS 060; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 167 - D2:Sexual & Gender Identities
Exploration of diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender identities, families, and communities, and their current personal, social, and cultural meanings and contexts. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060 and HDFS 161; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 189 - Theories of Human Development
Introduction to the most influential theories of human development where students study, compare, and evaluate select theories and apply them to issues of practical importance. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 195 - 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: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
HDFS 197 - Readings & Research
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
HDFS 200 - Contemporary Issues
Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
HDFS 242 - D2: Development of Prejudice
Course examines the development of personal, family, community and institutional prejudice across the life span. Analysis of theories of prejudice is done to understand discrimination. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 243 - D2: Cross Cultural Human Dev
Course focuses on the understanding of the influences of cultures on human development processes from critical and ecological perspectives. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 260 - Family Ecosystem
Family viewed in and as an environment for human development. The family ecological approach applied to practical family concerns. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
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. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 264 - Contemporary Issues Parenting
Contemporary cultural factors that influence adult lifestyles and their relationship to successful parenting. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing. May be repeated up to six credits.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 265 - Teaching Human Development
Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
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. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 267 - D2:Adv Gender & Sexual Iden
Intensive study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender identities, families, and communities in diverse individual, social, political, and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Juniors standing.
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. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 285 - Adolescent Devlpmnt in Context
This course explores physical, cognitive, and social development that occur during adolescence. Emphasis is placed on the contexts that shape this development. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HSFD 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 289 - Adv Theories of Human Dev
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. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
HDFS 291 - Special Problems
Reading, discussion, and special field and/or laboratory investigations. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 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. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
HDFS 296 - Field Experience
Professionally-oriented field experience under joint supervision by faculty and community representative, credit arranged up to 15 hours. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 101, HDFS 141, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Senior standing; Department permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 15.00
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