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Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS)

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Maurice M. MacDonald, Chair of Department
Distinguished Professors (Emeritus): Bivens, Meixner
Professors: Brooke, Brotherson, Crase, Draper, Fletcher, Hira, Lempers, MacDonald, Martin, Russell, Wickrama, Yearns
Professors (Emeritus): Coulson, Deacon, Engel, Joanning, Mercier, Petersen, Pickett, Winter
Professors (Collaborators): Bruner
Associate Professors: Cook, Crull, Garasky, Gundersen, Hegland, Peterson, Torrie, Werner-Wilson
Professors (Emeritus): Dail, Herwig, K. Miller, N. Miller, Strong, Volker
Associate Professors (Adjunct): Melby
Associate Professors (Collaborators): Sellers
Assistant Professors: Greder, Hughes, Lohman, Luze, Margrett, Michaels, Murphy
Assistant Professors (Emeritus): Glass, Graham
Assistant Professors (Adjunct): Colbert, Hockaday, Oesterreich, Swanson
Assistant Professors (Collaborators): Bailey
Instructors (Collaborators): Currans
Lecturers: Enloe, Krogh, Popillion, Walsh

For undergraduate curricula in Human Development and Family Studies, leading to the degree bachelor of science, see Human Sciences, Curricula.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers courses that focus on the interactions among individuals, families, their resources, and their environments throughout the life span. The department offers work for the Bachelor of Science degree in three curricula: Child, Adult, and Family Services; Early Childhood Education; and Family Finance, Housing and Policy.

The Child, Adult and Family Services curriculum leads to work in the helping professions with employment opportunities in public and private agencies, including Head Start. Opportunities exist to observe and work with infants, preschoolers, school-age children, adolescents, adults, and families. Graduates of the program are prepared for employment in agencies and organizations serving children, youth, families, and adults as program development specialists, coordinators, directors, teachers, direct care staff, and administrators. This flexible program provides a broad emphasis in theory, research, and application in child, adult and family services including attention to community issues and public policy.

Students in the Child, Adult and Family Services curriculum are eligible to participate in Camp Adventure Youth Services. Administered by the University of Northern Iowa, Camp Adventure offers students an opportunity to plan and implement school-age service and youth development, develop leadership and management skills, enhance one's global awareness and promote cultural sensitivity. Comprehensive school age and youth service programs directed primarily toward U.S. military installations, U.S. embassies, and corporate clubs and associations are offered. Students will earn 12 credits from the University of Northern Iowa, which can be transferred and applied to CAFS requirements. Students in the child program and youth program options may use Camp Adventure as HD FS 491 Internship if prerequisites are met before beginning the internship. See departmental advising coordinator for information and eligibility.

Students graduating in the Child, Adult, and Family Services major will 1) demonstrate competency in human development and family studies and their chosen field of emphasis; 2) demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal communication and in working with diverse groups to solve multidisciplinary problems; 3) effectively practice preparation and delivery of information to human service and child care professionals as well as to the general public; 4) critically evaluate information and accurately interpret and use research, and 5) understand the complexity of issues facing professionals in the field, including ethical, cultural and environmental elements.

The Family Finance, Housing, and Policy curriculum prepares students for careers as financial counselors and planners, insurance agents, loan officers, mortgage originators, government housing authority administrators, housing advocates, housing planners, real estate agents, non-profit agency administrators, policy analysts and lobbyists, property managers, and consumer credit and financial aid counselors. The program focuses on finanical resource management, housing services and administration, and family policy issues pertinent to children, adults and families. In addition, the program is designed to provide students with skills and background necessary to address the finanical and housing related needs of vulnerable households including populations who experience discrimination due to poverty, minority status, age, and/or disability status. Laboratory and practicum opportunities exist in the ISU Financial Counseling Clinic, a HUD-approved financial and housing counseling service. Laboratory opportunities also exist in the Universal Design Learning Laboratory where students can complete class projects and investigations to better understand requirements of life span design and accessibility issues. A variety of service learning opportunities are available to familiarize students with public and not-for-profit community services and agencies. Well qualified juniors and seniors in Family Finance, Housing and Policy who are interested in graduate study may apply for concurrent enrollment in the Graduate

College to simultaneously pursue both a B.S. in FFHP and an M.S. in HDFS or a B.S. in FFHP and a Graduate Certificate in Family Financial Planning. Under concurrent enrollment, students simultaneously take undergraduate and graduate courses and may be eligible for assistantships. See Graduate Study for more information.

Students graduating in the Family Finance, Housing, and Policy major will 1) demonstrate competency in consumer science and policy and their chosen field of emphasis, 2) demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal communication and in working with diverse groups to solve multidisciplinary problems, 3) effectively practice preparation and delivery of information to family finance, housing, and policy professionals as well as to the general public, 4) critically evaluate information and accurately interpret and use research, and 5) understand the complexity of issues facing professionals in the field, including ethical, cultural and environmental elements.

The curriculum in Early Childhood Education is planned for students preparing to teach young children and work with their families. This program leads to careers in working with young children who are typically developing and those with special needs from birth through age eight. Graduates in this curriculum may teach in early childhood (preschool and primary) classrooms or home based programs, with emphasis on inclusive services; graduates may be employed by either public or private agencies or schools. This curriculum has been approved by the Iowa Department of Education and meets requirements for the early childhood education unified teacher license, which permits individuals to teach general and special education for children from birth through age eight. The program is an interdepartmental major administered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies within the College of Human Sciences.

Students who enroll in Early Childhood Education must make application to and be accepted into the teacher education program prior to enrolling in advanced courses. All early childhood education students, including those seeking a double major, must meet general education requirements for teacher licensure. Iowa State University is in compliance with the Iowa Department of Education's mandate for a performance based system of teacher training. Following this same type of system, the state of Iowa has developed and implemented a competency system to evaluate the performance of all teachers. A detailed list of the eleven Iowa State University Teacher Education Standards and the eight State of Iowa Teaching Standards, along with other information about the University Teacher Education Program, can be found at www.teacher.hs.iastate.edu/, the teacher education website. Information is also available from the student's academic adviser.

Students in early childhood education must meet the performance outcome standards for teacher licensure. Standards are assessed in coursework through designated performance indicators such as assignments, projects, or practicum participation. These standards assessments are based on the early childhood content standards for endorsement 100 in the state of Iowa. These include competencies in (1) child growth, development, and learning; (2) developmentally appropriate learning environment and curriculum implementation; (3) health, safety, and nutrition; (4) family and community collaboration; and (5) professionalism. Pre-student teaching field experiences and student teaching experience in a least two different settings is required. Students will receive both formative and summative evaluations of their progress toward meeting these outcomes throughout their program at ISU.

The department offers minors in Child, Adult, and Family Services, and Family Finance, Housing, and Policy.

The Child, Adult, and Family Services minor may be earned by completing 102; selecting 3 credits from 220, 221, 226, 227, or 377; and selecting 9 credits from 344, 349, 360, 367, 370, 373, 380, 395, 449, 463 or 479.

The Family Finance, Housing, and Policy minor may be earned by completing HD FS 239; 283; 395; and selecting 6 credits from HD FS 341, 360, 448, 463, 483, 488 or 489.

Communication Proficiency requirement: A student must achieve a grade of C or higher in English 150 and 250. A student achieving a grade of C or lower in 150 and/or 250 must either repeat the course(s), earning a minimum grade of C, or, in consultation with the adviser and the coordinator of freshman English, complete another appropriate English writing course with a minimum grade of C.

Graduate Study

The department offers work for the degrees Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy with the major in Human Development and Family Studies, and minor work for students taking major work in other departments. Graduates of M.S. and Ph.D. programs in the department will understand and apply relevant theories to educational, research, and/or intervention programs. It is intended that they will produce and disseminate research results and provide leadership in human development and family studies professions.

Within the major of Human Development and Family Studies, both M.S. and Ph.D candidates may choose to work primarily in one of three signature areas: early childhood, care and education; life-span development; or family policy and practice; including marriage and family therapy. The marriage and family therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education at the doctoral level. The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers coursework and experiences leading to National Council of Family Relations certification as a family life educator.

Prerequisite to work in the major is the completion of a related undergraduate program with basic courses in one or more of the following areas: architecture, child/human development, community and regional planning, economics, education, family studies, interior design, psychology, or sociology. Additional coursework or prerequisites may be required depending on the undergraduate program and program of study.

Core guidlelines for graduate programs of study in Human Development and Family Studies have been developed, and the student's program of study committee has the major responsibility for determining additional requirements for an individual program.

The department also participates in the Master of Family and Consumer Sciences degree programs. Students selecting this option may choose Human Development and Family Studies as the focus of their studies. A 42-credit Master of Family and Consumer Sciences-Family Financial Planning program (MFCS-FFP), along with the 18-credit Graduate Certificate Program is designed to prepare individuals to work in the financial planning field. The courses for this program are completely Web-based. Completion of course work in the Master's degree and Graduate Certificate meets the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards Certification Examination.

The department offers well qualified students in Family Finance, Housing, and Policy concurrent degree programs that allow them to obtain a B.S. in FFHP and an M.S. in HD FS or a B.S. in FFHP and a Graduate Certificate in Family Financial Planning in 5 years. Application for admission to the Graduate College should be made near the end of the junior year. Under concurrent enrollment, students simultaneously take undergraduate and graduate courses and may be eligible for assistantships. Students interested in these programs should contact the department for details.

The department cooperates in the interdepartmental Gerontology program; students may declare a minor in Gerontology. The Master of Family and Consumer Sciences - Gerontology program (MFCS-Geron) and the Graduate Gerontology Certificate program are designed to prepare professionals who work directly with older people or are involved in education and research related to the elderly. Professionals offering direct services often are involved in health promotion programs, directing intergenerational activities, managing senior centers or retirement communities, counseling older people and their families, and helping people plan for retirement. Professionals involved in education and research may evaluate community-based services, teach others about the aging process, develop policies and programs to serve the needs of the elderly, and work with business and industry on issues related to an aging work force.

Courses open for nonmajor graduate credit: 448, 449, 455, 456, 479, 483, 488, 489.

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

HD FS 102. Individual and Family Life Development. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Development of individuals, families, and their reciprocal relationships as affected by external factors; examined within a framework of life-span developmental tasks.

HD FS 110. Freshman Learning Community Orientation. (2-0) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: Membership in HD FS Learning Community. Introduction to the Department of Human Development and Family Studies including academic requirements and opportunities, strategies for transitioning to college, learning and study strategies, reading and reflection, and career awareness. Satisfactory-fail only.

HD FS 208. Early Childhood Education Orientation. (Cross-listed with C I). Cr. R. F.S. Overview of early childhood education (birth-grade 3) teacher licensure requirements. Program planning and university procedures. Required of all students majoring in early childhood education. Satisfactory-fail only.

HD FS 218. Study Tour and Service Learning. Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: 102. Restricted to CH FS majors. The process of professional development and the scope of professional responsibilities, and career exploration in child, adult and family services. Study of and visits to programs that serve children, adults and families with diverse needs. Participation in service learning project required. Satisfactory-fail only.

HD FS 220. Development and Guidance: Ages Birth through 2 Years. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: 102. Typical and atypical development from birth through two years of age. Development and guidance within the contexts of family, program, and society. Guided observation of physical, motor, cognitive, communication, social, and emotional development; practicum.

HD FS 221. Development and Guidance: Ages 3 through 8 Years. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: 102. Typical and atypical development from 3 through 8 years of age. Development and guidance within the contexts of family, program, and society. Guided observation of physical, motor, cognitive, communication, social, and emotional development; practicum

HD FS 226. Development and Guidance in Middle Childhood. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 102 or Psych 230. Typical and atypical development from 5 to 12 years of age. Development in the contexts of family, school, and society. Guidance of children in family and group settings; practicum.

HD FS 227. Adolescent Development. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 102 or Psych 101 or 230. Physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development of adolescents and young adults in the context of family, relationships, and culture.

HD FS 239. Housing and Consumer Issues. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Classroom enhanced www. Introduction to factors affecting housing consumption of individuals and families, including current housing consumer issues related to housing choices, housing context of neighborhoods and communities, housing structure types, and credit and housing finance. Issues such as homelessness, housing discrimination, indoor air quality, accessible design.

HD FS 240. Literature for Children. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 102 or Psych 230. Evaluation of literature for children. Roles of literature in the total development of children. Literature selection and use.

HD FS 269. Research in Human Development and Family Studies. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 102 or Psych 230. Understanding and evaluating research. Use of primary and secondary data to identify and study problems related to human development and family issues, including finance and housing. An introduction to statistical concepts and computer analysis. Research participation.

HD FS 276. Human Sexuality. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Behavioral, biological, and psychological aspects of human sexuality within the social context of family, culture, and society. Role of sexuality in human development. Critical analysis of media and research. Communication and decision-making skills relating to sexuality issues and relationships.

HD FS 283. Personal and Family Finance. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Introduction to basic principles of personal and family finance. Budgeting, record keeping, checking and savings accounts, consumer credit, insurance, investments, and taxes.

HD FS 317. Field Experiences. Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Consult department office for procedure. Supervised field experience in human development and family studies programs. Satisfactory-fail only.
A. Early Childhood Education Programs. Prereq: 343, permission of instructor.
B. Family Services Programs. Prereq: 9 credits in HD FS, permission of instructor.
C. Early Childhood Special Education Programs. Prereq: 220, 221, permission of instructor.
D. School-Age Child Care Programs. Prereq: 226, permission of instructor.
E. Infant/Toddler Programs. Prereq: 340, permission of instructor.
F. Research. Prereq: 269, permission of instructor.
G. Family Finance Programs. Prereq: Permission of instructor.
K. Housing Programs. Prereq: Permission of instructor.
L. Policy Programs. Prereq: Permission of instructor.

HD FS 340. Assessment and Curricula: Ages Birth through 2 Years. (3-3) Cr. 4. F.S. Prereq: 220. Assessment strategies for infants and toddlers, including those with special needs. Curricula, learning environments, teaching strategies, health and nutritional practices, and schedules that are developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate. Using assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate activities to promote physical, motor, cognitive, communication, and social emotional development; practicum.

HD FS 341. Housing Finance and Policy. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 6 credits in social sciences. The social, economic, and governmental contexts of housing and financial decision-making at the household level. Financial considerations for residential property management.

HD FS 343. Assessment and Programming: Ages 3 through 6 Years. (3-3) Cr. 4. F.S. Prereq: 221; 240; 269 or Psych 332 or 333. Assessment strategies for preschool and kindergarten children, including those with special needs. Learning environments, schedules, activities, nutritional practices, and teaching strategies that are developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate. Using assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate activities to promote physical motor, cognitive, communication, and social emotional development; practicum.

HD FS 344. Programming for Children in Early Care and Education. (3-3) Cr. 4. F.S. Prereq: 220 or 221. Programming in inclusive child care centers and family child care homes for children, including those with special needs, aged birth through 8 years. Developing, implementing, and evaluating learning environments; activities and materials; behavioral guidance and classroom management practices; health and nutritional practices; and schedules to ensure developmental, individual, and cultural appropriateness. Monitoring children s development and behavior to promote physical, motor, cognitive, communication, and social emotional development. Collaborating effectively with parents and staff.

HD FS 345. Adapting Programming in Inclusive Settings. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in 340 or 343; Sp Ed 250. Adapting instruction, materials, and equipment to meet developmental needs of young children birth through age 8, with diverse learning needs and multiple disabilities in inclusive settings. Designing and evaluating individualized education plans. Addressing special health care needs, challenging behavior, and positioning and handling techniques.

HD FS 349. Parenting and Family Diversity Issues. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Alt. SS., offered 2008. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences including 102 or Psych 231. Diversity issues as they affect families. Parenting practices and family relationships among diverse human populations. Understanding the family system and the relationship of that system to societal systems.

HD FS 360. Housing and Services for Families and Children. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 6 credits in social sciences. Approaches to and assessment of housing and services that assist those with special needs including those with disabilities, low-income, children at risk, single-parents, and the homeless. Emphasis on community settings; e.g., residential facilities, group housing, shelters and transitional housing.

HD FS 367. Abuse and Illness in Families. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Alt. SS., offered 2008. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences including either HD FS 102 or Psych 230. Causes and consequences of family stressors including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; substance abuse; and mental and physical illness across the life cycle. Interplay between victims, offenders, and the treatment system.

HD FS 370. Communication in Family Development. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Alt. SS., offered 2009. Prereq: 3 credits in social sciences. Examine family from a communication perspective. Consideration of communication and how it functions to develop, maintain, enrich and limit family relationships.

HD FS 373. Death as a Part of Living. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Alt. SS., offered 2008. Prereq: 102. Consideration of death in the life span of the individual and the family with opportunity for exploration of personal and societal attitudes.

HD FS 377. Aging and the Family. (Cross-listed with Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Alt. SS., offered 2009. Prereq: 102. Interchanges of the aged and their families. Emphasis on role changes, social interaction, and independence as influenced by health, finances, life styles, and community development.

HD FS 380. Family Law. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Junior classification. Family relationships, rights, and duties as prescribed by law. Investigation of sources and interpretations of law.

HD FS 395. Children, Families, and Public Policy. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Alt. SS., offered 2009. Prereq: 6 credits in social sciences. Public policy and politics as they affect children and families. Examination of how individuals and groups influence policy. Investigation of current issues and programs influencing the well-being and welfare of children and families.

HD FS 416. Human Development and Family Studies Seminar. Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: 8 credits in human development and family studies. Intensive study of a selected topic in human development and family studies.

HD FS 417. Supervised Student Teaching. Cr. 8. Repeatable. Reservation required.
A. Kindergarten Programs. F.S. Prereq: GPA 2.5, full admission to teacher education program, 455. Teaching experience with young children in kindergarten settings.
B. Preschool Programs. F.S. Prereq: GPA 2.5, full admission to teacher education program, 455; 456. Teaching experience with young children from birth to 5 in group settings.
C. Early Childhood Special Education Programs. F.S. Prereq: GPA 2.5, full admission to teacher education program, 455; 456, enrollment in C I 416. Teaching experience with preschool children with disabilities.

HD FS 445. Administration of Programs for Children. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 340 or 343. Management principles and techniques, including an introduction to financial management involved in programs for children with diverse needs and their families. Staff development, supervision, and evaluation in programs for children and families. Government regulations concerning child and family programs; community relations; and advocacy for children and families.

HD FS 448. Economics of Aging. (Cross-listed with Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2009. Prereq: 3 credits in principles of economics, 3 credits in human development and family studies. Economic status of the aging; retirement planning and the retirement decision; role of Social Security; public transfer programs for the elderly; intrafamily transfers to/from the elderly; private pensions; financing medical care and housing for the elderly; prospects and issues for the future. Nonmajor graduate credit.

HD FS 449. Linking Families and Communities. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 269 or Psych 332 or 333, junior classification. Assessing family needs and community resources across the lifespan. Characteristics of successful community-based family intervention and support programs. Strategies and skills needed by community-based professionals, including grant writing skills. Linking families to community resources. Nonmajor graduate credit.

HD FS 455. Curricula for Ages 3 through 6 Years. (3-3) Cr. 4. F.S. Prereq: 343, 345; Sp Ed 355 and 455. Program models and methods leading to development and organization of appropriate curricula in preschool and kindergarten programs for young children with diverse learning needs. Government regulations and professional standards for child programming. Teaming with parents, colleagues, and paraprofessionals to plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally and culturally appropriate individualized education plans in inclusive settings; practicum. Nonmajor graduate credit.

HD FS 456. Family-Focused Interventions for Young Children. (3-1) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 340, 345. Application of family systems theory in family-focused service delivery models. Teaming with parents and interdisciplinary colleagues to plan, implement, and evaluate individualized family service plans. Focus on home-based services and natural environments, family support, and linking families to community resources. Field experience in home-based programs. Nonmajor graduate credit.

HD FS 463. Environments for the Aging. (Dual-listed with 563). (Cross-listed with ArtID, Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: HD FS 360 or 3 credits in housing, architecture, interior design, rehabilitation, psychology, or human development and family studies. Emphasis on independent living within residential settings including specialized shelter, supportive services, and housing management. Application of criteria appropriate for accessibility and functional performance of activities; universal design principles. Creative project provides service learning opportunites.

HD FS 474. Enterpreneurship in Human Sciences. (Cross-listed with AESHM). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: junior or senior status. Innovation, creativity, opportunity assessment, business planning. Entrepreneurship in Human Sciences-related businesses; retail, service, hospitality, family, home-based, rural, women and minority-owned businesses. Market research, feasibility analysis, and new business proposals.

HD FS 479. Family Interaction Dynamics. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 102. Analysis of family interaction processes and patterns with emphasis on relationship dynamics across the family life span. Nonmajor graduate credit.

HD FS 483. Advanced Personal and Family Finance. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 283. Managerial approaches to achievement of short- or long-term financial goals for households. Investigation of different forms of investments and investment risks management in financing current and future consumption. Analyses of tax, estate, and retirement planning needs of the family. Nonmajor graduate credit.

HD FS 486. Administration of Human Service Programs. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Junior classification; 6 credits in HD FS at 300 level and above. An examination of purposes, staffing, operation, and clientele of organizations and agencies serving families. Analysis of issues in coordination and delivery of services.

HD FS 488. Families in the Economy. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Econ 101. Analysis of the family as an economic unit in society. Structure and composition of the family. Patterns of resource use and activities pursued by the family. Family economic transitions such as marriage, divorce, and childbirth. Nonmajor graduate credit.

HD FS 489. Financial Counseling. (Dual-listed with 589). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 283. Personal, social/psychological, and legal climates affecting family financial decisions. A life-cycle approach to financial decision-making. Development of financial counseling and planning skills to assist families and individuals to become self-sufficient in family financial management. Nonmajor graduate credit.

HD FS 489L. Financial Counseling Laboratory. (Dual-listed with 589L). (0-2) Cr. 1-4. F.S. Prereq: Instructor permission. Practical experience in remedial, preventative, and productive approaches to both financial and housing counseling in one-on-one and/or group settings.

HD FS 490. Independent Study. Cr. arr. Prereq: 6 credits in human development and family studies. Consult department office for procedure.
A. Child and Family Studies
B. Housing
C. Family Finance
F. Early Childhood Education
G. Early Childhood Special Education
H. Honors
I. Human Development and Family Studies
L. Policy Programs.

HD FS 491. Internship. Cr. 4-8. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: 449; permission of instructor, senior classification. Reservation required one semester before placement; minimum 2.0 GPA. Supervised work experience related to the student's curriculum. Satisfactory-fail only.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

HD FS 501. Graduate Study Orientation. (1-0) Cr. R. F. Orientation to graduate study and current research in the department.

HD FS 503. Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Stat 401 or ResEv 553, concurrent enrollment in HD FS 503L. Concepts, methods, and strategies for research in human development and family studies. Topics include the nature of scientific research, measurement, types of research in human development and family studies, validity of research designs, methods of data gathering, and strategies for and issues in the study of change.

HD FS 503L. Research Methods Laboratory in Human Development and Family Studies. (1-2) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: Stat 401 or ResEv 553. Coding, entry and manipulation of research data. Practical applications with interactive statistical software.

HD FS 510. Theories of Human Development. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.SS. Prereq: 9 credits of social sciences. Theoretical approaches and current research in child, adolescent, and adult development. Individual life span perspectives. Policy implications.

HD FS 511. Family Theory. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. Theoretical approaches and current research in family development. Review the nature and value of theory to the study of the family and evaluate the use of theory in empirical research. Policy implications.

HD FS 521. Housing and Communities. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: Graduate classification; 511 or 6 credits in social sciences. Analysis of conceptual frameworks, methodological approaches, and current research in housing and communities. Socio-psychological and economic impact of housing and community on children and families.

HD FS 525. Theories and Research in Early Childhood Education. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2007. Prereq: 510 or 6 credits in social sciences. Analysis of contemporary and historical models, including early intervention programs. Examination of relationships among physical environment, programming, teacher effectiveness, and child outcomes.

HD FS 530. Perspectives in Gerontology. (Cross-listed with Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. WWW only. Overview of current aging issues including theory and research, critical social and political issues in aging, the interdisciplinary focus of gerontology, career opportunities, and aging in the future.

HD FS 534. Adult Development. (Cross-listed with Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. F: on campus. S: WWW only. Exploration of the biological, psychological and social factors associated with aging. Although the focus is on the later years, information is presented from a life-span developmental framework. Empirical studies are reviewed and their strengths, limitations and implications for normative and optimal functioning are discussed.

HD FS 538. Developmental Disabilities in Children. (Cross-listed with Psych). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2007. Prereq: 9 credits in human development and family studies or psychology. Theories, research, and current issues regarding development in children with disabilities. Investigation of interventions with children and families.

HD FS 541. Housing and Real Estate in Family Financial Planning. (Cross-listed with FFP). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2008. www only. The role of housing and real estate in the family financial planning process, including taxation, mortgages, financial calculations, legal concerns, and ethical issues related to home ownership and real estate investments. Emphasis on emerging issues in the context of housing and real estate.

HD FS 545. Economics, Public Policy, and Aging. (Cross-listed with Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2008. WWW only. Policy development in the context of the economic status of the older adult population. Retirement planning and the retirement decisions; social security and public transfer programs; intra-family transfers to/from the aged; private pensions; financing medical care; prospects and issues for the future.

HD FS 547. Parent-Child Relations. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2008. Prereq: 510 or 511 or 6 credits in social sciences. Analysis of theories and research related to parent-child interactions; examination of parenting as a developmental process. Current issues in child rearing.

HD FS 548. Parent Education. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: 510 or 511 or 6 credits in social sciences. Needs assessments, models, delivery systems, and evaluation procedures used in parent education programs for families with diverse needs, including single parents, adolescent parents, and parents of children with developmental disabilities. Developmental aspects of parenting. Effects of values, family structures, family goals, and parenting styles on parent education.

HD FS 555. Current Issues in ECSE. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2008. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. Examination of research and current issues in early childhood special education with special emphasis on inclusion, activity-based intervention, and developmentally appropriate programming. Emphasis on continuum of strategies to embed learning opportunities that promote physical, language, cognitive, and social development.

HD FS 556. Families and Disability. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2009. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. Review of research, policy, and practice regarding families with children who are disabled. Educational, environmental, economic, and social issues faced by families. Communication and consultation skills to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary professionals and families to implement individualized family and educational programs.

HD FS 563. Environments for the Aging. (Dual-listed with 463). (Cross-listed with Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 360 or 3 credits in housing, architecture, interior design, rehabilitation, psychology, or human development and family studies. Emphasis on independent living within residential settings including specialized shelter, supportive services and housing management. Application of criteria appropriate for accessibility and functional performance of activities; universal design principles. Creative project provides service learning opportunities.

HD FS 566. Impact of Public Policy on the Family. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. The effect of public policies on families and children, especially those at risk. Examines poverty in the U.S.; the consequences of poverty; the programs used to alleviate the consequences of poverty; evaluation of the efficacy of these programs.

HD FS 567. Family Violence. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. Contemporary theory and research in family violence, including child, sibling, partner, and elder maltreatment. Emphasis is on physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse implications for prevention, intervention, and policy.

HD FS 568. Developmental Assessment. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: 510. Techniques assessing cognitive, language, motor, emotional, and social skills of children in school, home and community settings using criterion-referenced, norm-referenced, and curriculum-based tests and screening tools. Techniques for interviewing families and including them in assessment. Opportunities to practice using different assessments.

HD FS 571. Marital Therapy and Assessment. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. Theories and techniques of couple therapy across the life cycle.

HD FS 572. Family, Stress and Community Resources. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2008. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. Examination of strengths and challenges of marginalized families. Identification of barriers to services and support and exploration of approaches to assist families in overcoming these barriers.

HD FS 573. Ethics and Professional Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2009. Prereq: 571. Professional ethics and legal responsibilities relevant to family therapy. Professional socialization and the role of professional organizations and state licensure/certification.

HD FS 575. Cross-cultural Perspectives on Families and Children. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: 6 credits in social sciences. Review of methods and findings on cultural influences on the development of children and youth and on family life. Comparison of child rearing practices, family roles, values, and traditions in different cultures.

HD FS 576. Marriage Across the Life Course. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: 511. A developmental approach to exploring predictors of the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of intimate relationships across the life course. Understanding how intimate relationships develop and change over time, beginning with the development of early adolescent relationships and continuing through later life.

HD FS 577. Aging in the Family Setting. (Cross-listed with Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. Alt. S., offered 2008: on campus. Alt. S. offered 2009: WWW only. Theories and research related to personal and family adjustments in later life affecting older persons and their intergenerational relationships. Related issues including demographics also are examined through the use of current literature.

HD FS 578. Models of Marriage and Family Therapy. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. Major models of marriage, couple, and family therapy. Includes clinical assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

HD FS 579. Family Interaction Dynamics. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2009. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. Current research and theory in family interaction, with emphasis on family dynamics and family change across the life course.

HD FS 581. International Study in Human Development and Family Studies. Cr. 1-12. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission by application. Limited enrollment. Supervised international study experiences in Human Development and Family Studies. Countries vary.
A. Practicum
B. Exchange
C. Group Study

HD FS 582. Contemporary Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2008. Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences. Focus on assessment, intervention, and treatment of issues marriage and family therapists routinely face, including suicidal/depressed clients, eating disorders, alcoholism and substance abuse, self-harm behaviors, and grief issues. Issues examined from a systemic, socio-cultural perspective.

HD FS 583. Investing for the Family's Future. (Cross-listed with FFP). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 483. Evaluation of investment markets for the household. Analysis of how families choose where to put their savings. Emphasis is on using the family's overall financial and economic goals to help inform investment choices.

HD FS 584. Program Evaluation and Research Methods in Gerontology. (Cross-listed with Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2008. WWW only. Overview of program evaluation, research methods, and grant writing in gerontology. Includes application of quantitative and qualitative methods in professional settings.

HD FS 585. Family Policy Analysis and Evaluation. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2008. Prereq: 6 credits in graduate level social sciences. Theoretical and practical issues related to family policy analysis and program evaluation. Assessment of programs' success in meeting goals. Examination of concepts related to family policy development in the United States. Examination of how individuals and groups can influence family policy and evaluation.

HD FS 586. Sex Therapy. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2009. Prereq: 578 or 571. Review of gender orientation and sexual functioning as well as assessment and treatment of sexual problems. Research regarding effectiveness of treatment is reviewed.

HD FS 587. Diversity Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy. (Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Review treatment implications associated with topics such as gender and power, race/ethnicity, family structure, and socioeconomic status. Discuss treatment implications of social oppression and discrimination on families.

HD FS 588. Family Economics and Public Policy. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2007. Prereq: 6 credits in sociology or economics. Analysis of family income, wealth, and economic well-being. Emphasis on effects of family behavior and public policies on the adequacy and security of income across the family life cycle. Implications of resource allocation within the family for adult and child well-being.

HD FS 589. Financial Counseling. (Dual-listed with 489). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate classification. Personal, social/psychological and legal climates affecting family financial decisions. A life cycle approach to financial decision making. Development of financial counseling and planning skills to assist families and individuals to become self-sufficient in family financial management.

HD FS 589L. Financial Counseling Laboratory. (Dual-listed with 489L). (0-2) Cr. 1-4. F.S. Prereq: Instructor permission. Practical experience in remedial, preventive, and productive approaches to both financial and housing counseling in one-on-one and/or group settings.

HD FS 590. Special Topics. Cr. arr. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Consult department office on procedure for filing a written plan of study.
A. Family Studies
B. Housing
C. Family Finance
D. Human Development
E. Child Development
F. Early Childhood Education
G. Early Childhood Special Education
I. Human Development and Family Studies
M. Marriage and Family Therapy
N. Family Policy

HD FS 591. Practicum. Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: 10 graduate credits. Supervised experience in an area of human development and family studies.
A. Family Studies
B. Housing
C. Family Finance
D. Human Development
E. Child Development
F. Early Childhood Education
G. Early Childhood Special Education
I. Human Development and Family Studies
M. Marriage and Family Therapy
N. Family Policy

HD FS 594. Professional Seminar in Gerontology. (Cross-listed with Geron). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2009. WWW only. An integrative experience for gerontology students designed to be taken near the end of degree program. By applying knowledge gained in earlier coursework, students will strengthen skills in ethical decision-making behavior, applying these skills in gerontology-related areas such as advocacy, professionalism, and family and workplace issues. Students from a variety of professions will bring their unique perspectives to bear on topics of common interest.

Courses for graduate students

HD FS 603. Advanced Quantitative Methods. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 503; Stat 402 or 404. Methodological and analytical issues in research in human development and family studies. Advanced research design and measurement, selection of statistical techniques, and issues in the interpretation of findings.

HD FS 604. Advanced Qualitative Research. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 503. Qualitative methods and related theory in human development and family studies. Research procedures, including phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case studies. Methods of data collection and analysis.

HD FS 605. Multi-level Modeling for Social and Behavioral Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2007. Prereq: Stat 404. Rationale for and interpretation of random coefficient models. Strategies for the analysis of multi-level and panel data including models for random intercepts, random slopes, and growth curves. Applications including HLM, SAS, PROCMIX, and MPLUS.

HD FS 616. Seminar. Cr. arr. May be repeated. F.S.SS.

HD FS 631. Learning and Cognitive Development in Children. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2008. Prereq: 510. Theory and research emphasizing constructivist, Vygotskian, and information processing approaches to cognitive development. Concept, memory, and problem-solving development. Sources of individual differences in cognitive functioning of children and adolescents.

HD FS 632. Language and Literacy Development in Children. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2009. Prereq: 510. Theory and research related to language and literacy development of children from birth to age 8. Exploration of the relationship between language and literacy development during the early childhood years. Discussion of current issues.

HD FS 633. Social and Emotional Development in Children. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: 510. Theory and research related to social and emotional development of infants, children, and adolescents. Dynamic socialization processes involving children, adolescents, parents, peers, and society.

HD FS 634. Adolescent Development. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: 510 or 511. Theory and research on physical-motor, intellectual-cognitive, and social-personality development from early to late adolescence. Sources of developmental and individual differences in identity formation and attainment.

HD FS 650. Advanced Family Policy Theory. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: 588. Analysis of theories, research, and current issues related to family and household economics and policy. Emphasis on theory development and empirical analyses of macro and micro family economic problems. Future policy, economic and social trends, and their meaning for the family as an economic institution.

HD FS 672. Classic Theories in Marriage and Family Therapy. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: 571. Intergenerational and experiential theories and techniques of therapy. Emphasis on research, practice, and supervision issues in marriage and family therapy.

HD FS 673. Evidence Based Therapies. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2008. Examination of evidence based therapies (EBTs) in the treatment of mental health problems. Emphasis on systemically based EBTs used to treat individuals, couples and families.

HD FS 675. Preventive Intervention Research Issues. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2007. Theory, methodology, and ethical issues in prevention research. Emphasis on program design, evaluation, dissemination, and funding for preventive interventions to eliminate or minimize mental health disorders in children and adolescents.

HD FS 679. Postmodern Family Therapy Theories. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2008. Examination of postmodern theories, such as social constructionism and postmodern feminism, as a foundation for understanding postmodern marriage and family therapies.

HD FS 690. Advanced Topics. Cr. arr. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor and enrollment in Ph.D. program.
A. Family Studies
B. Housing
C. Family Finance
D. Human Development
E. Child Development
F. Early Childhood Education
G. Early Childhood Special Education
I. Human Development and Family Studies
M. Marriage and Family Therapy
N. Family Policy

HD FS 691. Internship. Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Supervised practice and experience in the following specified areas: Satisfactory-fail only.
A. College Teaching
B. Research
C. Marriage and Family Therapy
D. Professional Experience

HD FS 692. Family Therapy Supervision. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2007. Preparation of marriage and family therapy supervisors. Emphasis on research, practice, and ethical issues in marriage and family therapy supervision.

HD FS 699. Research. Cr. arr. Repeatable. Satisfactory-fail only.
A. Family Studies
B. Housing
C. Family Finance
D. Human Development
E. Child Development
F. Early Childhood Education
G. Early Childhood Special Education
I. Human Development and Family Studies
M. Marriage and Family Therapy
N. Family Policy