University of Vermont

THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

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

Minimum of 30 credit hours required.

Complete the following Introductory Level Courses 1
HDFS 005 Human Development (Fall only) 3 cr. hrs.
HDFS 060 Family Context of Development (Spring only) 3 cr. hrs.
HDFS 065 Human Relationships and Sexuality 3 cr. hrs.
Complete the following Intermediate Level Courses 2
HDFS 161 Social Context of Development (Fall only) 3 cr. hrs.
HDFS 189 Theories of Human Development (Spring only) 3 cr. hrs.
Select two additional HDFS Courses (any level)
6 cr. hrs.
HDFS 020 Aging: Change and Adaptation
HDFS 101 The Helping Relationship
HDFS 141 D1-Interrogating White Identity
HDFS 200-Level Advanced Course/Seminar (excluding 200, 265, 291, 296)
Select three APPROVED HDFS 200-Level Advanced Courses/Seminars 3,4
9 cr. hrs.
HDFS 200-Level Advanced Course/Seminar
HDFS 200-Level Advanced Course/Seminar
HDFS 200-Level Advanced Course/Seminar
30 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 with your advisor prior to enrolling in HDFS 167.

NOTE

*If the proposed 4-year plan for the major concentration is followed, major concentrators should be able to take one 200-level seminar in the Spring of their Junior Year, and then two more seminars in either Fall or Spring Senior year, whichever semester is not reserved for student teaching.

For more specific guidance, please contact the HDFS Program Coordinator, Professor Jackie Weinstock, at jacqueline.weinstock@uvm.edu (e-mail is best) or (802-656-2058).

Revised January 14, 2013

Last modified February 04 2013 12:12 PM