University of Vermont


College of Education and Social Services
American Sign Language/Human Development & Family Studies Major Concentration
(Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary and Physical Education)

Minimum of 32 credit hours required.

Complete the following Courses
ASL 001 American Sign Language I 4 cr. hrs.
ASL 002 American Sign Language II 4 cr. hrs.
HDFS 005 Human Development1 3 cr. hrs.
HDFS 060 Family Context of Development1 3 cr. hrs.
HDFS 161 Social Context of Development2 3 cr. hrs.
HDFS 189 Theories of Human Development2 3 cr. hrs.
Select One ASL 195 Course
Choice of Level V, History or Culture Course
3 cr. hrs.
ASL 195  
Select One APPROVED HDFS 200-Level Course 3,4
3 cr. hrs.
HDFS 200-Level Advanced Course/Seminar  
Select Two of the Following Courses
6 cr. hrs.
ASL 051 American Sign Language III 
ASL 052 American Sign Language IV  
HDFS 065 Human Relationships & Sexuality  
HDFS 101 The Helping Relationship  
HDFS 141 D!: Interrogating White Identity  
HDFS 167 D2: Sexual & Gender Identities  
32 cr. hrs.

1All introductory level courses should be completed prior to starting any intermediate level courses; HDFS 060 MUST be completed prior to HDFS 161; HDFS 005 & 060 MUST be completed prior to HDFS 189.

2These intermediate level courses MUST be completed prior to starting any 200-level advanced courses/seminars.

3HDFS 200, 265, 291 and 296 are not approved to meet this requirement.

4Enrollment in any HDFS 200-level seminar is restricted to Major Concentrators who are Juniors or Seniors AND who have completed the required HDFS introductory and intermediate courses. There are usually at least two advanced seminars offered each semester and at least one offered each summer. Seminar topics vary; some are regularly offered once a year, some once every two years, and some are only occasionally offered as special topics. Any three 200-level seminars/courses may be completed to fulfill the requirement. HDFS 167 may also be counted as a 200-level seminar, please consult your advisor prior to enrolling in HDFS 167.


For more specific guidance, please contact the HDFS Program Coordinator, Professor Lawrence Shelton, (802-656-2008).

Revised July 2015

Last modified June 16 2015 11:43 AM