Department of Human Development
and Family Studies

Professor Judith Fischer, Chairperson.

Professors Bell, Haley, Jorgensen, Scott, and K. Wampler; Associate Professors Andersen, Crawford, Ivey, Munsch, Sorell, and R. Wampler; Assistant Professors Caldera, Feng, Fitzpatrick, Harris, Hart, Mulsow, Reifman, Shine, and Wieling; Adjunct Faculty: S. Hendrick, Peek, Reid, and Shapiro.

This department supervises the following degree programs: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science; Human Development and Family Studies, Doctor of Philosophy; Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers a wide range of courses in the areas of human development, interpersonal relations, family studies, substance abuse studies, and family therapy. Graduates of the department may enter a variety of human services vocations and/or pursue graduate studies. In addition, they receive valuable practical training to improve their own competence in parenting, child care, interpersonal and family relationships. Students interested only in selected aspects may elect to minor in the department, in substance abuse studies, or choose electives while pursuing another major course of study.

Human Development, Family Studies, and Early Childhood
Specializations

Human Development. The human development specialization is the study of human development from the prenatal period through adulthood. Opportunity is afforded in the Child Development Research Center for the student to observe and interact with infants, toddlers, and young children. The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Supervised experiences with community groups provide opportunities for interaction with older children, adolescents, and the elderly. Opportunities are available for course work in adult development and aging. These experiences assist students in understanding developmental stages of human behavior and interpersonal relations as they occur in family or group care settings. Senior level courses are focused on professional preparation in several career areas such as child development specialist with extension or other human services agencies, administration, and teaching in child care. Students who wish to continue their education into graduate school receive a broadly based study of human behavior and development and opportunities for involvement in research.

Human Development Minor. A student may minor in human development by completing 18 hours of selected course work. Specific courses for the human development minor are finalized and approved by the student in conjunction with the major and minor advisors. Courses: HD 2303, 2305, 3301, and 9 hours of HD or HDFS electives.

Human Development Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
IS 1100 & Disc.1ENGL 13023
ENGL 13013*Natural Lab. Science4
*MATH Elective3SOC 13013
PSY 13003POLS 23023
POLS 13013*Mathematics or Logical Reasoning 3
HDFS 23203 16
16
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
HIST 23003HIST 23013
**Applied Science3F S 33203
H D 23033H D 23053
*Natural Lab. Science4H D 33013
*Humanities or Fine Arts 3*Humanities or Fine Arts 3
16Minor or Collateral 3
18
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
F&N Elective3HUSC 32142
H D Basic3HDFS 33903
F S or HDFS Elective3H D Basic3
H D Professional3F S or HDFS Elective3
Minor or Collateral6*H D Professional3
18Minor or Collateral (Upper Level) 3
17
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
H D Basic3H D Basic3
H D or HDFS Elective 3H D Basic3
H D Professional3H D Professional3
Minor or Collateral (Upper Level)3H D or HDFS Elective3
Minor or Collateral (Upper Level)3Minor or Collateral (Upper Level)3
15 15

TOTAL 128 hours.

*Choose from Core Curriculum requirements, pages 94-105.

**A computer course is required (such as EDIT 2318, CS 1300, or RHIM 1303).

Family Studies. Drawing on family research and theory as well as other behavioral sciences, the family studies specialization is the study of the interactions among individual, group, and societal forces as they affect personal and social well-being within the context of couple, marriage, family, and peer relationships. Developing methods of enriching personal and family relationships are important concerns of this family studies area.

A variety of courses offer perspectives on interpersonal, marital and family behavior through development of the young child, courtship, early marriage, parenthood, and the middle and later years. Courses at the upper-division level provide professional training for the person wishing to seek employment in family life education, extension, probation, teaching (see below), and other human service specialties. Those students preparing for graduate work find the family studies specialization a sound base from which to continue the study of human development and the family.

Family Studies Minor. A student may minor in family studies by completing 18 hours of selected course work. Specific courses for the family studies minor are finalized and approved by the student in conjunction with the major and minor advisors. Courses: HDFS 2320, FS 2322, 3320, and 9 hours of FS or HDFS electives.

Family Studies Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
IS 1100 & Disc.1ENGL 13023
ENGL 13013*Natural Lab. Science4
MATH 1320 (or above) 3SOC 13013
PSY 13003POLS 23023
POLS 13013*Mathematics or Logical 3
HDFS 23203 Reasoning
16 16
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
HIST 23003HIST 23013
**Applied Science3F S 33203
*Humanities or Fine Arts 3*Humanities or Fine Arts 3
*Natural Lab. Science4F S or HDFS Elective3
F S or HDFS Elective 3F&N Elective3
16Minor or Collateral 3
18
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
F S 33223HUSC 32142
F S 33243HDFS 33903
F S or HDFS Elective3F S or HDFS Elective3
H D or HDFS Elective 3F S or HDFS Elective3
Minor or Collateral3H D or HDFS Elective 3
15Minor or Collateral 3
17
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
F S 43313F S 43323
F S or HDFS Elective3F S 4332 or HDFS 4320 3
F S or HDFS Elective3H D or HDFS Elective 3
Minor or Collateral 3Minor or Collateral 3
Minor or Collateral 3Oral Communication or 3
15 Department Elective
15

TOTAL 128 hours.

*Choose from Core Curriculum requirements, pages 94-105.

**A computer course is required (such as EDIT 2318, C S 1300, or RHIM 1303).

Can be used as Oral Communication requirement. If so, a department elective is required.

Human Development and Family Studies Minor. Consult the office of Academic Advising Services in the College of Human Sciences.

Family Studies Teacher Certification. Family studies majors can choose an option which includes teacher certification in family and consumer sciences. The specialization provides a background in all family and consumer science subject areas, a specialization in family studies, and a certification to teach in Texas public school systems grades 6-12. Students seeking teacher certification must meet all requirements outlined in the Teacher Education section of this catalog. To be recommended for certification, graduates must achieve satisfactory performance on an examination prescribed by the State Board of Education (ExCET).

Family Studies Teacher Certification Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
IS 1100 & Disc.1ENGL 13023
ENGL 13013EDIT 23183
*MATH Elective 3CHEM 1305, 11054
FCSE 21021POLS 23023
POLS 13013FADS 13033
HDFS 23203*Mathematics or Logical 3
I D 13803 Reasoning
17 19
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
BIOL 1402 or ZOOL 2403 4F S Elective3
English Literature3F S 33203
FFP 13703FFP 33253
HIST 23003English Literature3
H D 33013F&N 14104
EDSE 23003HIST 23013
19 19
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
RHIM 34604**EDSE 4310, 43226
F S 33213**FCSE 3103, 43026
FCSE 33013F S 33223
H D 33123English Literature3
H D 33133HDFS 33903
F S 33263 19
19
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
**FCSE 4103, 4131, 4132, 4133 4**FCSE 46016
**FCSE 4306, 43086**FCSE 43043
HDFS 33313 9
H D 3306 or 33173
HUSC 32142
18

TOTAL-139 hours.

*Choose from Core Curriculum requirements, pages 94-105.

**Admission into the Teachers Education Program is required to enroll, 2.5 GPA minimum.

Early Childhood Teachers Certification. The early childhood specialization focuses on the development of children as individuals, within the family and within larger peer group and school settings. Certification is offered for teachers of young children from Prekindergarten through the 6th elementary grade; however, the major emphasis of the program is on preparing professionals to work with young children in the typical early childhood years (infancy through grade 3). The program meets current Texas requirements for teacher certification and is accredited by the Texas Education agency and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. See an academic advisor for updated certification requirements which may occur from recent legislative mandates. Admission to teachers certification is competitive and based on overall grade point average and satisfactory completion of all three portions of the TASP test. Students seeking teacher certification must meet all requirements outlined in the Teacher Education section of this catalog. To be recommended for certification, graduates must achieve satisfactory performance on an examination prescribed by the State Board of Education (ExCET).

Early Childhood Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
IS 1100 & Disc.1ENGL 13023
ENGL 13013H D 23053
MATH 1320 3POLS 23023
POLS 13013*Natural Lab. Science4
*Natural Lab. Science4F S 33203
*Oral Communications 3MUSI 2301 or 33363
17 19
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
HIST 23003HIST 23013
English Literature3English Elective3
MATH 23703H D 33123
GEOG 23513F&N 14104
H D 33013HDFS 3350 or 43303
ART 33723EDSE 23003
18 19
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
H D 33063EDRD 33513
EDRD 33503EDRD 33523
EDIT 33183H D 43063
H D 33133H D 33113
MATH 33703HIST 33103
H D 33103 15
18
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
EDEL 4360, 43706EDEL 40003
EDEL 4375, EDRD 4380 6EDEL 43303
HLTH 33133EDEC 40006
15 12

TOTAL 133 hours.

*Choose from Core Curriculum requirements, pages 94-105.

Courses in Human Development and Family Studies. (HDFS)

2300. Gender Roles: Life Span Developmental Perspectives (3:3:0). Introduction to gender role concepts and to the impact of gender and gender role systems on individual and family developmental processes. (W S 2300)

2320. Basic Interpersonal Skills (3:2:3). The study and application of interpersonal skills as they relate to various age levels and social contexts.

3331. Parenting (3:3:0). Basic principles and skills for parent effectiveness. Includes strategies for inclusion of parents in the developmental-educational processes of the child.

3350. Development in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HD 3301. Critical examination of developmental and family theory research across a diverse range of cultures.

3390. Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies (3:3:0). Prerequisite: FS 3320 or HD 2305. Introduction to methods of research in human development and family studies.

4320. Research in Human Development and Family Studies (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HDFS 3390 or consent of instructor. Supervised independent work in selected areas. May be repeated once for credit.

4330. Administration in Human Development and Family Studies (3:3:0). Prerequisite: 12 hours in department. This course includes application of administrative models, leadership attributes, research findings, and assessments of skills of human service settings.

Courses in Human Development. (HD)

2303. Life Span Human Development (3:3:0). Introduction to the theories, processes, and enhancement of development for infants, young children, adolescents, and adults.

2305. Strategies of Studying Human Development (3:3:0). Observing, recording behavior, and reviewing techniques used in the study of human development throughout the life span.

3301. Theories of Human Development (3:3:0). Survey of theories of human development with emphasis upon their implications for parenting, program development, and services.

3306. Child and Adolescent Guidance (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HD 3301. Development of strategies for promoting self-discipline, creative capacities, and positive relationships with children and adolescents.

3310. Prenatal and Infant Development (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HD 2305 and 3301. Study of how to promote the psychomotor, social-emotional, and cognitive-language development of infants from the prenatal period through the first two years in their interactions with caregivers, peers, and the environment.

3311. Laboratory Experiences with Infants and Toddlers (3:1:4). Prerequisite or concurrent: HD 3310. Supervised experiences with infants and toddlers.

3312. Development During Childhood (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HD 2305 and 3301. Examination of psychomotor, social-emotional, and cognitive-language development during childhood.

3313. Laboratory Experiences with Young Children (3:1:4). Prerequisite or concurrent: HD 3312. Supervised experiences with young children.

3316. Development in Adolescence (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HD 3301. Enhancing the psychosocial, social-emotional, and cognitive-language development of adolescents within their interactions with peers, adults, and the culture.

3317. Problems of Adolescence (3:3:0). Overview of problems associated with the adolescent years and training in use of helping skills appropriate for adolescent populations.

3318. Development in Young Adulthood (3:3:0). Examination of individual developmental processes during the transition to adulthood and the first two decades of adult life.

3319. Development in Middle Adulthood (3:3:0). Examination of individual developmental processes from the midlife transition through the middle years of adult life.

4000. Individual Study (V1-6). May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.

4306. Preparing Environments for Children (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HD 3311 or 3313. Utilizing developmental principles acquired by the student in previous child development courses, this course focuses on the application of these principles to the design of environments for children.

4310. Managing Early Childhood Programs (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HD 3310, 3312, or consent of instructor. Survey of principles and procedures for managing and implementing various early childhood programs.

4314. Practicum in Human Development (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing and 9 hours of human development. Supervised experiences in established career-related positions; focus selected on basis of professional interest. May be repeated once for credit.

4390. Student Teaching (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing and admission to student teaching; consent of instructor.

Courses in Family Studies. (FS)

2125. Seminar in Addiction (1:1:3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Philosophy and process of recovery from addiction. Intensive seminar and laboratory experience. May be repeated for credit.

2322. Courtship and Marriage (3:3:0). Designed to consider the role of interpersonal relationships of dating, courtship, and marriage. [SOCI 2301]

3320. The Contemporary Family (3:3:0). Analysis of family interaction patterns with an introduction to family research. A study of family heritage, development, and networks emphasizing the successful family and sociocultural variations of family forms.

3321. Human Sexuality Through Family Life Cycle (3:3:0). Human sexuality from a life cycle perspective, with an emphasis on developmental, familial, and societal factors that influence individual sexuality. (W S 3321)

3322. The Family in the Community (3:3:0). Study of community resources as they relate to welfare of children and families.

3324. Dynamics of Family Interaction (3:3:0). Examination of interpersonal processes in the family and other intimate groups. Conceptual analysis of family interaction patternse.g., communication, roles, relationships, power, decision-making, love, conflict.

3325. Family Dynamics of Addiction (3:3:0). An examination of the family system with specific reference to the causes and effects of chemical abuse and addiction.

3326. Families in Crisis (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Examination of theories and strategies for helping families deal productively with crises. Consideration of child exceptionality, child abuse, unemployment, divorce, rape, alcoholism, death, and other crisis events.

3329. Addiction and Relationships (3:3:0). Prerequisite: F S 3325. Addicted persons have difficulties with intimate relationships. Relationships can also be a specific addiction. This course examines addiction, relationships, and addictive relationships.

3332. Family Life in the Middle and Later Years (3:3:0). Needs that arise from changes in family relationships, living arrangements, income, and employment.

4000. Individual Study (V1-6). May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.

4325. Treatment of Addictive Disorders (3:3:0). Prerequisite: FS 3325. Survey of the current treatment philosophies and programs designed to assist individuals and families affected by addictive disorders.

4331. Introduction to Interviewing and Counseling Principles (3). An experiential course with emphasis on developing skills which apply to interview situations. A problem-centered approach to family needs.

4332. Practicum in Family Services (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing and 9 hours of family studies. Supervised experiences designed to introduce the student to family service agency operations and to enhance the student's skills in developing helping relationships. May be repeated once for credit.


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