University of Vermont

2012-2013 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 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 and 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 060.
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. Pre/co-requisite: HDFS 060.
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: Three hours in Human Development and Family Studies and sophomore standing, or Instructor Permission.
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 and 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: Varies with course.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
HDFS 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
HDFS 200 - Contemporary Issues
Undergraduates only.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
HDFS 260 - Family Ecosystem
Family viewed in and as an environment for human development. The family ecological approach applied to practical family concerns. Prerequisites: 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 - 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. 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 - 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 161 and HDFS 189; Junior standing.
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 12.00
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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