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HD 1004
Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence

Basic concepts related to normal human development. Emphasis on developmental theories and principles of growth, development, and behavior of children from conception through adolescence. Designed as a general survey course for majors and non-majors.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 2004
Human Development II: Adulthood and Aging

Introduction to adult development and aging (gerontology). Basic concepts, principles, and issues of development across the adult years. Pre: 1004.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 2014
Integrative Practices for Health, Wellbeing and Resilience

Theories of integrative (mind-body) health and wellbeing. Examination of multi-dimensional factors (e.g., stress, personality, relationships, & social environment) influencing health across the lifespan.  Engagement in evidence-based, therapeutic and preventative practices for promoting health and managing chronic conditions.  (3H, 3C)

 

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 2304
Family Relationships

Overview of basic concepts, principles, theories, and issues of development and change in family relationships. Topics include families in historical and contextual perspective, structural and relational diversity in families, and processes of relational development, maintenance, and dissolution in families.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 2314
Human Sexuality

Explores the diversity of human sexuality using global perspectives. Biological, historical, developmental, psychological, and sociological approaches frame this interdisciplinary examination of the social constructions of sexuality, the processes of gender stratification, and the development of sexual practices, rituals, mythologies, and belief systems across time and around the world.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 2335, 2336
Principles of Human Services

2335: Basic concepts, techniques, and structure of the human services profession. Survey of client/family assessment and problem management.

2336: Advanced topics in human services focusing on: case management, crisis intervention, program administration, specialized interventions, ethics, and professional development. Pre 1004 for 2335; 2335 for 2336.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 2964
Field Study

Pass/Fail only.

  • Variable Credit Hours
HD 2974
Independent Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
  • Honors Option Available
HD 2984
Special Study

X-grade allowed.

  • Variable Credit Hours
HD 3014
Research Methods in Human Development

Critical thinking and problem-solving involved in applying methods of scientific inquiry to the field of human development. Topics include methods of data collection, basic methods for displaying and analyzing data, and writing reports. Pre: 2004, 2304, STAT 3604.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 3114
Issues in Aging

Seminar which investigates selected contemporary issues in adulthood and old age, such as family and friend relationships; work and retirement; political, legal, and economic issues; and women's concerns.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 3144/EDCI 3144
Education of Exceptional Learners

Emphasizes legal, ethical, and economic bases, assessment and eligibility requirements, characteristics and educational implications, and practices pertaining to various exceptionalities.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 3214
Infancy and Early Childhood

Theories, principles, normal patterns of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from conception to the early school years. Micro and macro environmental influences on development are considered as they interact with genetic/biological determinants of development. Pre: 1004.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 3224
Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Theories, principles, normal patterns of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from middle childhoood to adolescence. Micro and macro environmental influences on development are considered as they interact with genetic/biological determinants of development. Pre: 1004.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 3234
Lifespan Community Services

Health and human service programs serving children, youth, older adults, and families. Overview of community programs for individuals and families over the lifespan; methods of determining service eligibility; procedures for maintaining quality assurance. Pre: 1004, 2304, 2004.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 3304
Advanced Helping Skills

Helping skills used in human services settings. Case management, evaluating crisis situations, and approaches to individual and family assessment. Pre: 2335, 2336.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 3464/AHRM 3464/APS 3464/GEOG 3464/HUM 3464/SOC 3464/UAP 3464
Appalachian Communities

Exploring the concept of community in Appalachia using an interdisciplinary approach and experiential learning. Interrelationships among geographically, culturally, and socially constitituted communities, public policy, and human development. Pre: Junior standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 3954
Study Abroad
  • Variable Credit Hours
HD 4304
Human Services Administration

Issues, function, and responsibilities involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating family and human services programs. Pre: 3234 or 3114.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 4324
Advanced Family Relationships

Investigation of challenges, stresses, and crises experienced by individuals and families; protective factors and resilience, coping strategies; prevention and intervention; public policies. Pre: 2304.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 4334
Perspectives on Addiction and Family Systems

Intra-personal and inter-personal dimensions of compulsive-addictive patterns manifested in the context of the family system. Reciprocal interaction between families and other systems. Junior standing required. Pre: 2304 or 2314.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 4354
Family, Law, and Public Policy

Theoretical and substantive Issues that relate to the development and implementatino of family policies. Implications of political culture and camily legislation for the well-being of children and their families. Pre: 1004, 2004, 2304, 2335, 2336.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 4364
Gender and Family Diversity

Examination of the changing character of individual and family diversity, as related to the intersections among gender, race, class, sexuality, age, and ability. Junior standing required. Pre: 2304.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 4714
Senior Capstone Seminar

Intensive learning experiences in critical thinking and analysis. Opportunities to demonstrate breadth of learning while developing leadership skills and honing professional competencies. Topics include leadership and team development, problem solving, grant writing, program evaluation, and electronic portfolios. Senior standing in Human Development required.

  • 3 Credit Hours
HD 4964
Field Study

Pre: 1004, 2004, 2335, 2336.

  • Variable Credit Hours
HD 4974
Independent Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
  • Honors Option Available
HD 2984
Special Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
HD 4994
Undergraduate Research
  • Variable Credit Hours
  • Honors Option Available