Human Development and Family Studies Course Descriptions

HDF143 Intro to Effective Parenting
Provides an introduction to parenting skills for both parents and non-parents. Explores the roles and demands of parenting. Introduces parent self-care, stress management, child development and guidance principles and techniques using the evidence-based Make Parenting a Pleasure curriculum. F, W, Sp, Su
1 Credits

HDF222 Family Relationships
Examines communication patterns and relationships between adults, children and adults, and within intimate personal relations (marriage, families, and couple relations). Emphasizes understanding the role of the family and its consequent role in the development of the individual. F, W
3 Credits

HDF225 Prenatal, Infant & Toddler Dev
Studies the basic principles of development, prenatal through two years of age. Emphasizes physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth and development of young children. F, W
3 Credits

HDF227 The Whole Child
Gives students, parents, teachers, and professional child care providers the tools they need to foster the growth and well-being of children in their care. Features real child care givers, working and playing together with children in ways that facilitate learning and development. Locations used during the filming include a suburban preschool, an urban infant center and preschool, an in-home family child care program, two university child care centers and Head Start classrooms. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

HDF229 Development Middle Childhood
Studies growth and development in 6- through 12-year-old children. Emphasizes physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of the school-aged child. Sp
3 Credits

HDF247 Preschool Child Development
Examines the principles of development as they apply to the young child, primarily ages 2 1/2 through 5. Emphasizes physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth in children. F, W
3 Credits

HDF248 Lrng Exp for Young Children
Focuses on planning and implementing preschool curriculum based on development theory. Involves lectures and experiences covering presentation, development, analysis, and evaluation of materials and concepts which facilitate development of the whole child (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive). Prerequisite: HDF225 and HDF247, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

HDF249 Intro Wrkng w/Infants/Toddlers
Assists child care practitioners who work with infants and toddlers in child development centers and home settings. Focuses on understanding, facilitating, and respecting infant and toddler development. Appropriate environmental planning, activities, and observation skills will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. F, W
3 Credits

HDF257 Home, School & Community
Emphasizes helping future teachers and child care workers recognize and understand their unique position as resource coordinators and facilitators for parents. Focuses on developing effective and appropriate communication skills. Analyzes issues involving children with disabilities, ethics and values, and parent/school/community opportunities. Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Early Childhood Education program or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

HDF258 Teach in Anti-Bias Classroom
Examines the development of practices for teaching young children in culturally relevant and inclusive ways. Covers identity development in relation to gender, race, and other biases that influence and affect children and families. Focuses on uncovering and naming biases. Examines the social context that contributes to biases that affect teaching attitudes and practices. W, Sp; CLCT
3 Credits

HDF260 Child Abuse and Neglect
Introduces problems of child abuse and neglect for professionals in situations where children are cared for, such as child care centers and schools. This course may also be useful to other professionals who come into contact with children and need to be aware of issues regarding child abuse and neglect. Includes examining the causes of abuse, the abused child, the abusive parent and adult, the role of the teacher, areas of treatment, and education. F, Sp
3 Credits

HDF285 Professional Issues in ECE
Prepares early childhood educators to fill the many professional roles that require basic knowledge of ethics, conflict resolution, understanding of the special needs child, advocacy, governmental processes, and development of an anti-bias professional attitude. Also covers historical perspectives relating to early childhood education. Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Early Childhood Education program or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

XHDF0001A Sibling Preparation
Human Dev/Fam Studies (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XHDF0001F Creating Peaceful Families
Focuses on defining peaceful family and learning how to achieve it. Covers communication styles, problem solving and finding solutions, and dealing with anger. Reviews different types of relationships ranging from children to elderly adults.
0 Non-Credit

XHDF0661B Helping with Homework
Reviews in-depth help with homework. Includes discussion of multiple intelligences, effective communication, student/parent/teacher expectations, home environment, and study skills.
0 Non-Credit

XHDF0661C Elder Coping: Deal with Aging
Focuses on dealing positively with the stresses and deficits in aging.
0 Non-Credit

XHDF0661E Developing Responsible Kids
Introduces the Love and Logic process to communicate more effectively with children and allow them to solve their own problems so they develop more personal responsibility.
0 Non-Credit

XHDF0661F Parenting the Young Child
Provides parents with an opportunity to build the skills and self-confidence necessary to create a healthy, loving relationship with their child.
0 Non-Credit

XHDF0661G Parenting the Teenager
Provides an opportunity for parents to build the skills and self-confidence necessary to create a healthy, loving relationship with their teenage child.
0 Non-Credit

XHDF0786C Family Law: Child Custody
Addresses family law as it pertains to child custody. Includes the nature of marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships; issues arising during marriage, including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction; the termination of the relationship and ancillary matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders (in the United States, child custody and visitation, child support awards). It is the third course in a three-course sequence.
0 Non-Credit

XHDF9900A Work/Family Seminar
Human Dev/Fam Studies (non-cr)
.2 CEU

XHDF9900B Work/Family Seminar
Human Dev/Fam Studies (non-cr)
.8 CEU

XHDF9900C Safeguarding Children
Introduces techniques for effective safeguarding procedures and techniques. Covers monitoring the environment, recognizing symptoms of abuse, and reporting procedures. Offered as needed
.4 CEU