Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

5000. Independent Study

Variable (1-6) credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent. May be repeated for credit.

Advanced study for qualified students who present suitable projects for intensive, independent investigation in human development and family studies.

5001. Seminar

One credit. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Seminar in professional orientation to the field of human development and family relations.

5002. Special Topics in Human Development and Family Studies

Variable (1-3) credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent. With a change of topic, students may enroll up to four times for a maximum of 12 credits.

In-depth investigation of a recent issue of human development and family studies.

5003. Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies I

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Family and human development procedures, research experience related to analyzing interpersonal interaction and developmental processes.

5004. Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies II

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Advanced family and human development research methods; research design and underlying methodological issues in analyzing interpersonal interaction and developmental processes.

5005. Qualitative Research Methods in HDFS

Three credits. Prerequisite: HDFS 5003; open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students; instructor consent required.

Philosophical bases of qualitative research in the social sciences; developing qualitative strategies; including: xistential-phenomenological, intensive interviews, participant observation, and textual analysis.

5007. Current Issues in Human Development and Family Studies

Variable (1-2) credits. Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in HDFS with instructor consent; others by permission. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits with a change of topic.

Focused presentation and discussion of an aspect of theory or methods related to advancing the field of human development and family studies.

5010. Practicum in University Teaching of Human Development and Family Studies

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

Supervised teaching of undergraduate courses in HDFS.

5020. Culture, Health and Human Development

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Introduction to current interdisciplinary approaches to the study of human development and health in the context of culture. An overview of theoretical approaches; presentations of current research by invited speakers, focusing on how to combine disciplinary perspectives and methods in order to build a new integrative science of health and development across and within cultures.

5021. Culture, Health and Human Development

One credit. Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in HDFS with instructor consent; others with permission. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Introduction to current interdisciplinary approaches to the study of human development and health in the context of culture. An overview of theoretical approaches; presentations of current research by invited speakers, focusing on how to combine disciplinary perspectives and methods in order to build a new integrative science of health and development across and within cultures.

5030. Research Practicum

Variable (1-6) credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent. May be repeated for credit.

Supervised research in Family Studies.

5031. Culture, Health and Human Development Project

Three credits. Prerequisite: department consent. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Group discussion and guidance through planning, implementation, and write-up of a publishable research project in fulfillment of a core requirement for the Graduate Certificate in Culture, Health, and Human Development.

5032. Research Seminar in Qualitative Methods

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent. Recommended preparation: HDFS 5005.

Discussion and application of qualitative methods as applied to students’ individual ongoing research projects. Participants must be currently conducting research using qualitative methods.

5088. Supervised Field Work in Family Development

Variable (1-6) credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students; instructor consent required. May be repeated for credit.

Work in a community agency related to the field of family development.

5101. Infant and Toddler Development

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

Contemporary theories and research on infant and toddler development; evaluation of prevention and intervention programs designed to address contemporary social issues facing infants/toddlers and their families.

5102. Early and Middle Childhood Development

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in HDFS; others by permission.

Theory and research related to early and middle childhood as a developmental period. Focus will be on topics such as executive functioning and cognitive development, language and literacy development, peer relations, gender roles, aggression, and prosocial behaviors, as well as on prevention and intervention programs designed to address contemporary social issues facing children and their families.

5103. Adolescent Development

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Adolescent development; understanding the various forces related to adolescent behavior.

5110. Families, Communities, and Positive Behavior Supports

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

Analysis of theory, research, systems, and curricula in Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) with emphasis on family and community partnerships. Interventions for problem behavior are examined across context and perspective. Open to graduate students in Human Development and Family Studies and related fields, and (with permission) to upper level undergraduates and those enrolled in the Honors Program.

5115. Cultural Issues in Child Development

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

An examination of the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from a cultural perspective. Emphasis placed on infancy, socialization, theories of cognitive development, and schooling.

5130. Current Topics in Early Childhood Education

Variable (1-6) credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

In-depth investigation of a current issue in early childhood education (e.g., emergent literacy, diversity), with focus on recent research and application to classroom practice. Includes classroom observation and laboratory observation. With a change of topic, may be repeated once for credit.

5150. Human Attachment across the Lifespan

Three credits.

Theory and research on attachment, separation, trauma, and loss; lifespan approach to studying continuity or discontinuity from infant-parent attachment to peer-peer interactions to adult relationships.

5215. Models and Concepts of Lifespan Human Development

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Overview of approaches to understanding human development across the lifespan. Emphasis on models that cross-disciplinary boundaries to explore development in social and cultural contexts.

5216. Advanced Seminar in Theories of Human Development

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Theoretical positions influencing the field of human development and empirical evaluation of these positions.

5232. Research Seminar in Adult Development and Aging

Three credits. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Research models and approaches specific to studying development in the latter half of the lifespan. Development of an individual research project.

5240. Aging: Personality and Social Interaction

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Patterns of adjustment to aging; continuity versus change in personality, role changes, and family relations of the elderly.

5242. Aging in the Family

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Theory, research and social issues affecting older families, developmental changes within aging families which impact on patterns of social interaction and support.

5244. Housing for the Elderly

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Housing types, adaptive accommodations, and emerging patterns of choice occurring in American society during middle-age and late adulthood; effects of economic and social changes as related to decision making by individuals about private and public living arrangements; design of research and evaluation methodology.

5247. Social Gerontology

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Societal aspects of aging, including the social psychological concomitants of adjustments, changing roles, and systems of social relationships.

5248. Adaptation and Development in Adulthood

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Young adulthood through middle age with particular attention on transition episodes; stability and change in adult personality with attention to familial and other social relationships.

5250. Close Relationships

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Formation, maintenance, and dissolution of close relationships across the life span; relationships like courtship, marriage, parent-child, and friendships.

5255. Living with Chronic or Life-threatening Illness

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

Chronic and/or life-threatening illness from diagnosis through long-term management. Psychological, interpersonal, family, and ethical aspects of the chronic illness experience across the life span, in contexts for culture and health policy.

5269. Gender Role Transitions and Conflicts Over the Lifespan

Three credits.

The identification and study of men’s and women’s gender role transitions and conflicts over the lifespan using psychosocial theory. Developmental stages and tasks are critically analyzed using psychological, sociological, multicultural, and gender role theories and research.

5277. Human Sexuality

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Human sexual behavior and attitudes.

5310. Patterns and Dynamics of Family Interaction

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Readings and research concerning the family, stressing interpersonal processes and communication.

5311. Theories of Family Development

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Concepts and theories in the area of family development.

5312. Diverse Families: Adaptations across the Lifespan

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

An interdisciplinary examination of the issues and experiences of diverse families within sociological and psychological contexts and how factors such as race, ethnicity, and culture shape contemporary family life across the lifespan.

5320. Special Issues in Family Development

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Theory, research and practice applied to special issues in human development and family relations over the life span.

5321. Seminar on Parent-Child Relations in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Research and theory regarding the antecedents and effects of major dimensions of parental behavior on child development in the U.S.A. and cross-culturally, parental warmth, control, punishment, and their interactions.

5340. Prevention, Intervention, and Public Policy

Three credits.

Survey course of the theory, practice and science of primary prevention of human problems. Prevention concepts and case studies are presented. Students give analysis and critique of course content and develop personal and professional perspectives on prevention practice and possible social policy initiatives.

5341. Gender Role Issues for Helping Professionals

Three credits.

Intensive review of gender role socialization in a workshop setting, emphasizing men’s and women’s gender role conflicts across the life span. Lectures, readings, discussions, self-assessments, and media are used to explicate core concepts and themes.

5342. Parent Education

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Planning, implementation, and evaluation of parent education programs for individuals and groups. Development and use of materials for such programs.

5442. Latina/o Health Disparities

Three credits.

Overview of health and health care issues among Latina/os in the United States with particular focus on health disparities.

5545. Aging Policy and Programs

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Existing programs at Federal, State, and Community levels as currently deployed under various Titles of the Older Americans Act, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; program objectives, scope, costs, and levels of delivery as they relate to identified needs of present and future groups of the elderly; use of policy-determining data and program evaluation methodologies.

5550. Social Policy, Law, and Child Welfare

Three credits.

Application of theory and research on child development, family relations, and intervention/prevention practices to legal, policy and child welfare contexts.

5751. Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Theoretical foundations of marriage and family therapy; basic principles of therapy, interactional patterns of marital dyads and families under stress; professional and ethical issues relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapy.

5752. Building Cultural, Contextual, and Integrative Competencies in Marriage and Family Therapy I

Two credits. Corequisite: HDFS 5751; instructor consent required.

Conceptual and applied learning and community immersion experiences that address the cultural, contextual, and integrative competencies considered necessary to serve effectively as marriage and family-therapy scientist/practitioners in today’s intercultural society.

5754. Marriage Therapy

Three credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: HDFS 5751; open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Marital interaction and therapy. Theory and technique of contemporary therapeutic approaches.

5756. Family Therapy

Three credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: HDFS 5751; open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Contemporary clinical conceptualizations of family interaction, major contributions to the development of family therapy as a unique discipline. Issues and problems commonly confronted in conducting family therapy.

5757. Building Cultural, Contextual, and Integrative Competencies in Marriage and Family Therapy II

Two credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent. Corequisite: HDFS 5756.

Conceptual and applied learning and community immersion experiences that address the cultural, contextual, and integrative competencies considered necessary to serve effectively as marriage and family-therapy scientist/practitioners in today’s intercultural society.

5759. Case Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy

Three credits. Prerequisite: HDFS 5751, and HDFS 5754 or 5756; instructor consent required. Corequisite: HDFS 5762.

Specialized professional issues and professional problems in the practice of marriage and family therapy. Case material.

5761. Introduction to Clinical Practice and Professional Issues

Three credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: HDFS 5751; open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students.

Clinical practice in the Center for Marital and Family Therapy and in approved clinical training centers. Classwork and supervised clinical practice required. Professionalism, ethics, confidentiality, therapeutic techniques, and procedures required for clinical practice.

5763. Individual Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy

Variable (1-6) credits. Prerequisite: HDFS 5761, and HDFS 5754 or 5756; open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students; instructor consent required. May be repeated for credit.

5764. Clinical Assessment and Practice

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

Diagnosis and treatment of dysfunctional marital and family relationship patterns, nervous and mental disorders; major family therapy assessment methods and instruments.

5782. Master’s Practicum I in Marriage and Family Therapy

Three credits. Prerequisite: Instructor consent required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Supervised group experience in marriage and family therapy related to clinical practice in the Humphrey Clinic for Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy or other approved clinical training centers.

5790. Theories and World Views Informing Marriage and Family Therapy

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

Underlying theories and conceptualizations informing marriage and family therapy.

5792. Master’s Practicum II in Marriage and Family Therapy

Three credits. Prerequisite: Instructor consent required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Supervised group experience in marriage and family therapy related to clinical practice in the Humphrey Clinic for Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy or other approved clinical training centers.

6710. Family Therapy Research

Three credits. Prerequisite: HDFS 5003; open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students, others with consent.

Family therapy research methods; research design and methodological issues in analyzing treatment interventions, family interaction processes, and change.

6720. Family Therapy Supervision

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

Major models and methods of marriage and family therapy supervision; ethical and legal responsibilities faced by marital and family therapy supervisors. Development of perceptual, conceptual, and executive skills needed to supervise and train practitioners in the field of marriage and family therapy.

6730. Advanced Family Therapy

Three credits. Prerequisite: HDFS 5751 and 5756; nstructor consent required.

Current trends and issues in the field of family therapy; integration of clinical theory, research, and practice.

6792. Doctoral Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Supervised group experience in marriage and family therapy related to clinical practice in the Humphrey Clinic for Individual, Couple and Family Therapy or other approved clinical training centers.

6895. Internship in Marital and Family Therapy

Variable (1-6) credits. Prerequisite: open only to Human Development and Family Studies graduate students; instructor consent required. May be repeated for credit.

Nine to 12-month period of full-time clinical experience in a cooperating institution. Open only with consent of instructor to students of advanced standing in marital and family therapy. Offered at approved clinical training centers. The student assumes a full range of professional responsibilities associated with practice of marital and family therapy. Minimum of 500 hours of direct client contact and receipt of 100 hours of supervision.