Human Development and Family Studies Courses

HD
101
SB
Hours
3
Life Span Human Development

An introductory survey of basic principles of human development across the life span. Developmental principles are studied within the framework of change and stability in the domains of the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development.HD 101 counts toward the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the UA Core.

Social and Behavioral Sciences
HD
202
Hours
3
Child Dev-Infancy/Todlr

The growth and development of the child from conception to three years of age are studied. Methods used in infant research, practical implications of research, and major theoretical issues and observational techniques are addressed. Three lecture hours, one laboratory hour per week. HD 202 and HD 205 cannot be taken in the same semester.

HD
203
Hours
2
Medical Terminology

A study of medical language by exploring the structure, meaning and usage of terms frequently utilized in health care settings. A basic summary of the body systems is included.

Prerequisite(s): BSC 109, or BSC 114 and BSC 115, or BSC 215 and BSC 216, or BSC 118.
HD
205
Hours
3
Child Dev-Preschool

The growth, development, and guidance of young children from three through eight years of age are studied. Practical implications of research and major theoretical issues and observational techniques are addressed. The importance of play in fostering a broad range of developmental goals for children is stressed. Three lecture hours, one laboratory hour per week. HD 202 and HD 205 cannot be taken in the same semester.

HD
210
Hours
3
Understanding Addiction

This course is an examination of chemical addiction (e.g.drugs) and behavioral addiction (e.g.,gambling). Theories of addiction, treatment of addiction, and current research on addiction will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): None
HD
226
Hours
3
Introduction To Child Life

Provides students with an introduction to the field of child life.

HD
262
Hours
3
Marriage And Family

A study of marriage and family relationships from a combination of sociological and psychological perspectives.

HD
302
Hours
3
Child Dev-Adolescence

Introduction to the theory of and research on development of children ages nine to the early twenties. Special attention is given to major transitions in the cognitive, social, and moral domains, as well as to psychological effects of physical maturation. Influences of the family, the schools, and peer relations on adolescent development are considered.

HD
321
Hours
3
Concp Creat Exper Young Child

The principles underlying the selection, use, and value of experiences that appropriately foster concept development and creative expression in young children are examined. Students design and implement developmentally appropriate experiences for young children in a supervised laboratory setting. Three lecture hours and one-and-a-half laboratory hours per week. For majors only.

Prerequisite(s): HD 202 and HD 205
HD
322
Hours
3
Conc Creat Exper Yng Chld II

Second in the sequence in which students examine the principles underlying the selection, use, and value of experiences that foster concept development and creative expression in young children.Students design and implement developmentally appropriate experiences for young children in a supervised laboratory setting. Three lecture hours and one-and-a-half laboratory hours per week. For majors only.

Prerequisite(s): HD 202, HD 205 and HD 321
HD
325
Hours
3
Problems in Child/Adolescent Development

Examination of typical and atypical problems during child and adolescent development. The following will be covered: (1) approaches to conceptualizing, theorizing, studying, assessing, and treating problems in development and (2) prevalence, comorbidity, etiology, and developmental course of specific childhood/adolescent disorders.

Prerequisite(s): HD 101
HD
327
Hours
3
Assessment of Young Children

This course provides students with an understanding of the forms, functions, methods, and roles of assessment for planning and implementing effective early childhood programs for young children from diverse cultures and with varied learning needs. The students will gain an understanding of appropriate strategies for conducting, reporting, and decision making related to specific functions of assessment. Students are expected to become competent in the use of authentic assessment strategies to describe each child’s learning strengths and instructional needs.

Prerequisite(s): HD 202 and HD 205
HD
375
Hours
3
Foundations of Addiction Counseling

Examination of essential skills in addiction counseling including screening, assessment, referral, crisis intervention, counseling skills, case management skills, and ethics.

HD
382
Hours
3
Parent And Family Devt

Explores the changing nature and dynamics of parent-child relationships. Implications for parenting strategies and parent education are included.

HD
399
Hours
1-30
Prior Learng Human Development

No description available.

HD
401
W
Hours
3
Cult Influ Child Yth Fam

This course is designed to understand race and ethnicity in its political, social and historical context. Since the culture in which we are raised as children and youth greatly influences our attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors, it is important to gain an awareness of the cultural background of our own, as well as others' thoughts, feelings and acts. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course. At the completion of this course, students should be able to recognize and appreciate the emotional and intellectual energies felt by a variety of subculture groups and be able to express this awareness through the written word.

Writing
HD
405
Hours
3
Policy Issues: Family, Crime and Addictions

The impact of government policies on youth, adults, and families with addictions will be the focus of this course. The course will examine the intersection of addictions and crime, while exploring the policies and practices of specialty courts such as Juvenile Court, Family Court, Drug Courts and others. In addition, the students will review the current state of the family,family trends, and the implications for family policy. The varied effects that policies and programs can have on different types of families and different aspects of family functioning will be explored. The process of policy formation, implementation, evaluation and advocacy will be reviewed. Finally we will examine current economic and political forces that influence federal and state governments in development and implementation of key areas of legislation, and the impact of such policy on citizens and their families.

Prerequisite(s): None
HD
412
W
Hours
3
Adult Development

Theories of and research on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development throughout adulthood: young adulthood, middle adult years, and older adult years. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Writing
HD
415
W
Hours
3
Addiction Prevention

Examination of prevention methods for substance use and addiction. Needs assessment, prevention strategies, program development, and program evaluation will be covered. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Writing
HD
422
W
Hours
3
Admin Child Centers & Programs

Children's centers and programs, including child development and child life programs, are examined and evaluated. Legislation, standards, program planning, and practical aspects of financing, administration, supervision, and management are explored. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Writing
HD
425
Hours
3
Adv Preschool Dev & Curriculum

This course is designed for students to understand, design, implement and evaluate appropriate curricular practices for preschool children. Developmental theories and current issues in early childhood education are examined.

HD
426
Hours
3
Hospitalized Child Youth

Examination of the theoretical basis of the psychosocial care of children, youth, and families in health care settings. The etiology of childhood illness and disease, clinical procedures, communication techniques, and research literature are studied from a developmental perspective. 45 practicum hours are required.

HD
445
Hours
3
Addiction and the Family

This course is an examination of the impact of substance abuse and addiction on the family as well as the influence of familial factors and family dynamics on addiction and the process of recovery.

HD
450
Hours
3
Addiction:Treatment and Recovery

Examination of evidence-based treatment for addiction and the process of recovery from addiction.

HD
451
Hours
3
Loss And Bereavement

Designed to give child life students opportunities for in-depth study of issues of grief and bereavement as they impact children and families. An emphasis is placed on theories of grief resolution and applications in health care settings. The class is conducted in a seminar format with out-of-class placements.

HD
462
Hours
3
Interpersonal Relationships

The course examines the dynamics of interpersonal interaction related to the development and maintenance of relationships. Current issues and problems are explored and related to marital and family system characteristics.

HD
472
Hours
3
Program Evaluation

Examines the principles and methods by which programs for children and families are empirically evaluated.

HD
475
Hours
3
Human Sexuality Sex Education

Current scientific knowledge of physiological, sociological, and psychological factors influencing sexual development and relations.

HD
480
Hours
3
Children And Divorce

Examines the effects of divorce on children's cognitive and social-personality development. Implications for helping children of divorce is included.

Prerequisite(s): HD 101 or HD 262
HD
483
W
Hours
3
Methods of Family Life Education

Opportunities to observe, plan, implement, and evaluate family life education programs. Standards and criteria leading to certified family life educator are overviewed. Professional responsibilities and ethics are emphasized. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): HD 382 and minimum of 90 semester hours
Writing
HD
488
Hours
2
Senior Seminar

Examines philosophy of programs for families and children as well as issues of professional identity and influences on professional and career choices.

HD
491
Hours
1-6
Direct Individ Study-Hd

Designed to enable students to pursue special needs and interests under supervision.

HD
492
Hours
1-3
Dir Ind Study Fam Rel

Designed to enable students to pursue special needs and interests under supervision.

HD
493
Hours
1-6
Directed Research

No description available.

HD
495
Hours
6-12
Early Childhood Ed Internship

Internship experience for Early Childhood Education majors only. Permission of the instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): HD 202 and HD 205 and HD 321 and HD 322
HD
496
Hours
12
Child Life Internship

Internship experience for students in the child life concentration only. Permission of the instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): HD 202 and HD 205 and HD 321 and HD 322 and HD 426
HD
497
Hours
6-12
Family Life Ed Adv Internship

Internship experience for students in family life education and advocacy concentration only. Permission of the instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): HD 483
HD
498
Hours
6-12
Adolescent Youth Devel Intern

Internship experience for students in the Adolescence and Youth Development concentration only. Permission of the instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): HD 302
HD
499
Hours
6-12
Internship in the Addiction Field

Internship experience for students in the Addiction and Recovery Major. Permission of the instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): HD 210 and HD 375 and HD 415 and HD 450. Permission of the instructor required.