Human and Family Development Minor

Minor - Human and Family Development

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 24

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note: To earn the minor in Human and Family Development, the student must complete 24 credits, with 11 at the 300-level or above. All students are required to take a 12-credit core curriculum and, with the help of a faculty advisor, to develop a written statement of goals and interests along with a planned curriculum that includes 12 additional credits of electives consistent with their stated goals and interests. At least 6 credits of electives must be outside of the student's major.


Summary

Core Courses12
Subcategory 1
Subcategory 2
Subcategory 3
Subcategory 4
Elective Courses12
Total Hours24

Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 12 total credits required.

Subcategory 1

Complete one of the following courses:
PSYX 330Child Development3
or PSYX 233 Fund of Psychology of Aging
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Subcategory 2

Note:

  • HFD 494 may be taken for 1 credit.
  • HFD 498 must be taken for a minimum of 2 credits.
  • Education majors may take C&I 295 to fulfill the HFD 498 requirement.
  • Social Work majors may use S W 495 hours to fulfill the HFD 498 requirement.
Complete all of the following courses:
HFD 494Seminar in Human Development1
HFD 498Internship2-4
Total Hours3-5

Minimum Required Grade: C

Subcategory 3

Complete 1 of the following courses:3
COMX 311
Family Communication
SOCI 332
Sociology of the Family
EDEC 410
Families, Communities, Culture
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Subcategory 4

Complete 1 of the following courses:3
C&I 520
Educational Research
COMX 460
Research Methods
PSYX 120
Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
PSYX 320
Advanced Psychological Research Methods
S W 400
Social Work Research
SOCI 318
Sociological Research Methods
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C


Elective Courses

Rule: Complete 12 credits from any of the courses listed in the subcategories below; at least 6 credits must be taken outside of the student's major.

Note: The list of electives is categorized to assist the student wishing to focus on one of these areas. Students may plan curricula which do not correspond to these categories, but should choose among courses from this list. Occasionally "special topics" courses are offered. Students may use these as electives with the consent of their advisors. Check with departments regarding variable-credit 395 and 495-Special Topics listings.

Early Childhood

EDEC 408
Early Childhood Principles and Practices
EDEC 410
Families, Communities, Culture
EDU 222
Educational Psych Child Dev
C&I 295
Special Topics
EDSP 401
Intro Early Intervention
CSD 210
Speech & Lang Devel
EDSP 403
Curric/Mthds Early Spec Educ
EDSP 462
Spec Ed Law, Policy, Practice
EDU 346
Exceptionalities
EDU 491
Special Topics/Exp Courses
HFD 498
Internship
PSYX 290
Supervised Research
PSYX 378
Intro to Clinical Psychology

Minimum Required Grade: C

School-Age

EDU 222
Educational Psych Child Dev
EDU 346
Exceptionalities
PHAR 110N
Use & Abuse of Drugs
PSYX 376
Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Modification
PSYX 378
Intro to Clinical Psychology
PSYX 345
Child & Adolescent Psych Disorders
SOCI 260S
Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency
S W 300
Hum Behav & Soc Environ
S W 420
Child Abuse/Child Welfare
SOCI 332
Sociology of the Family

Minimum Required Grade: C

Adolescence

EDSP 462
Spec Ed Law, Policy, Practice
EDU 222
Educational Psych Child Dev
EDU 346
Exceptionalities
PHAR 110N
Use & Abuse of Drugs
PSYX 345
Child & Adolescent Psych Disorders
PSYX 376
Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Modification
PSYX 378
Intro to Clinical Psychology
S W 300
Hum Behav & Soc Environ
S W 450
Children and Youth at Risk

Minimum Required Grade: C

Gerontology

AHHS 325
Introduction to Gerontology
AHHS 327
MGS Meeting
AHHS 430
Health Aspects of Aging
AHHS 491
Special Topics
ANTY 426
Culture, Health and Healing
PSYX 233
Fund of Psychology of Aging
S W 455
Social Gerontology
S W 475
Death, Dying and Grief

Minimum Required Grade: C

Family Development

COMX 311
Family Communication
COMX 414
Communication in Personal Relationshps
COMX 485
Communication and Health
PSYX 348
Psychology of Family Violence
S W 423
Addiction Studies
SOCI 332
Sociology of the Family

Minimum Required Grade: C