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Top HDFS 107 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An exploration of the human services profession. Emphasis on prevention and early intervention concepts and programs. Development of internship search skills, including an introduction to a wide range of human services organizations. PREREQS: Restricted to students in HDFS or OSU Gerontology Programs.

Top HDFS 199 SPECIAL PROJECTS (1-16) 
Special projects designed with instructor Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 201 CONTEMPORARY FAMILIES IN THE U.S. (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
An introduction to families with application to personal life. Focuses on diversity in family structure, social class, race, gender, work and other social institutions. (Bacc Core Course)

Top HDFS 209 HUMAN SERVICES PRACTICUM (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Field experience to learn, primarily through observation, how to apply human service strategies and skills to helping individuals and families served by professional agencies. Supervision by agency and instructor. Requires 90 hours of work on-site. Seminar introduces basic theories and skills through readings, discussion and reflective exercises. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits. PREREQS: HDFS 107 [C-] and restricted to students in HDFS, Human Services option. Application required.

Top HDFS 240 HUMAN SEXUALITY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Physiological, psychological, social, and historical influences on sexuality; emphasis on developmental and relationship aspects. (Bacc Core Course)

Top HDFS 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 311 INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Research and theory on development from infancy through middle childhood. Discussion of biological, familial, and sociocultural influences. Development of skills in observing children's behavior.

Top HDFS 312 PARENTING RESEARCH AND APPLICATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Research and theory regarding parenting and parent education, including parenting styles and practices, discipline, parent-child interactions, attachment, and the family context with an emphasis on professional implications for promoting child health and well-being.

Top HDFS 313 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced theories and research on physical, social and psychological development during adolescence; emphasizes influences of family, peers, schools and community. PREREQS: Sophomore standing.

Top HDFS 314 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced theories and research related to developmental changes and stability in early, middle, and late adulthood. Gender issues, personality, cognition, and adaptation. PREREQS: Upper-division standing.

Top HDFS 330 FOSTERING LEARNING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Development of skills in applying theoretical approaches to observing, recording, and interpreting the behavior of young children in order to design interactions that support learning in group settings. PREREQS: HDFS 311 [C-]

Top HDFS 331 DIRECTED EXPERIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (3) 
Placement in early childhood program to focus on guidance techniques, classroom management, and implementation of curricula, based on developmental observation, research, and theory. Supplementary weekly seminar, readings, and reports. Lab/rec. Taught on the OSU-Cascades campus only. PREREQS: ( (HDFS 311 [C-] or HDFS 211 [C-] ) and HDFS 330 [C-] ) and application required.

Top HDFS 341 FAMILY STUDIES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Study of family forms, family formation, and family change over the human life course is sociohistorical, economic, political, and cultural context.

Top HDFS 360 CRITICAL THINKING IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Explores foundations of critical thinking, especially methods for sustaining open-minded inquiry and evaluating evidence and arguments. Current controversies in human development and family policy are targets of debate. PREREQS: HDFS majors only.

Top HDFS 361 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Basic research methods as they are applied in human development and family studies.

Top HDFS 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 401 RESEARCH (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top HDFS 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 406 PROJECTS (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 407 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 408 WORKSHOP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 410 HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP (6-12)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Field experience to apply theory and evidence-based practices to individual, family, and community problems in professional settings. Supervision by agency and instructor. Requires 300 hours of work on-site. Seminar includes reflection and constructive criticism processes. Can be taken across 2 consecutive terms (150 hours each) within the same agency. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: (HDFS 107 [C-] and HDFS 209 [P] and HDFS 462 [C-] ) and junior or senior standing. Restricted to students in HDFS and OSU Gerontology Program. Application required.

Top HDFS 430 STUDENT TEACHING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (12)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course Has Extra Fees
Participation in a research-based model early childhood program focused on student teaching, program development and evaluation, parent education and administration. Placement to be reserved one year in advance. Lec/lab. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: HDFS 330 [C-]

Top HDFS 431 FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Focus on family, school, community environments and interactions for children from infancy to adolescence. Resources and skills for enhancing child development across these settings are emphasized. PREREQS: (HDFS 311 [C-] or HDFS 313 [C-] )

Top HDFS 432 CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Developmental, educational, and family issues related to children and youth with disabilities and giftedness. PREREQS: 6 credits of HDFS, SOC or PSY.

Top HDFS 444 FAMILY VIOLENCE AND NEGLECT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examination of the causes and consequences of family abuse and neglect, including child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. PREREQS: 6 credits of HDFS, SOC or PSY.

Top HDFS 447 FAMILIES AND POVERTY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines families in poverty focusing on causes and consequences of family poverty, including global economic factors, migration patterns, discrimination, and policies and programs for families. Community service required. (Bacc Core Course)

Top HDFS 447H FAMILIES AND POVERTY (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines families in poverty focusing on causes and consequences of family poverty, including global economic factors, migration patterns, discrimination, and policies and programs for families. Community service required. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top HDFS 461 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND PROPOSAL WRITING (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Principles of program development and evaluation applied to the development of a proposal for a human services program; analysis of needs and resources, identification of empirically-based strategies, and assessment. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: HDFS 360 [C-]

Top HDFS 462 SKILLS FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONALS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Exploration of collaborative, strengths-based methods to resolve individual, family, and community problems. Application of ethical standards to case study, with emphasis on the values of human dignity and social justice. Development of basic helping skills within an empowerment framework. PREREQS: HDFS 107 [C-] and HDFS 209 [P] and junior or senior standing, Human Services option specialization.

Top HDFS 465 TOPICS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES (3) 
Topics and issues in human development and family sciences. Examples: children and the law; gender and families; parenting; aging; relationship development across the lifespan. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: 6 credits of HDFS, SOC or PSY.

Top HDFS 465H TOPICS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES (3) 
Topics and issues in human development and family sciences. Examples: children and the law; gender and families; parenting; aging; relationship development across the lifespan. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: 6 credits of HDFS, SOC or PSY and Honors College approval required.

Top HDFS 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 499H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top HDFS 501 RESEARCH (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 502 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top HDFS 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 506 SPECIAL PROBLEMS/SPECIAL PROJECTS (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 507 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 508 WORKSHOP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 509 PRACTICUM (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 510 INTERNSHIP (3-15)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 511 THEORIES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Critical examination of significant theories of human development. Emphasizes evolution of theories and impact on current human development research.

Top HDFS 516 CHILD DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Study of theories, concepts, and issues related to physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. Covers family contexts, risk and resilience, nature/nurture issues, critical/sensitive periods, the importance of early experience, and the relationship between basic and applied research. PREREQS: 15 quarter credits of social and behavioral sciences.

Top HDFS 517 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Study of theories, concepts, and issues related to biological, cognitive, social, and emotional development in adolescents. Covers identity formation, family contexts, adolescent sexuality, societal contexts for adolescent development, and risk and resilience processes. PREREQS: 15 quarter credits of behavioral and social sciences.

Top HDFS 518 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (4) 
Study of theories, concepts, and issues related to biological, cognitive, social, and emotional development throughout adulthood. Covers life transitions, stress-related growth, optimal aging, wisdom, and developmental methods. PREREQS: 15 quarter credits of behavioral and social sciences.

Top HDFS 519 THE LIFE COURSE (4) 
Introduces students to key concepts, principles, and controversies in life-course studies. Emphasizes how the nature and rhythm of the life course is structured by time and place. Examines how the lives of individuals and groups are shaped by history, demography, social institutions, states and policies, and culture.

Top HDFS 529 INTRODUCTORY DATA ANALYSIS WITH SAS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to basic statistical concepts and the use of the SAS software for data analysis. Graded P/N.

Top HDFS 530 RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES I (4) 
An overview of research design, measurement, sampling and evaluation research. Introduces computer applications for data collection and analysis. Lec/lab. PREREQS: Undergraduate statistics and 12 credits of social science courses.

Top HDFS 531 APPLIED QUANTITATIVE METHODS I: ANOVA (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles and application of general linear models for categorical predictors and repeated measures designs (e.g., ANOVA). PREREQS: HDFS 529 [B-]

Top HDFS 532 APPLIED QUANTITATIVE METHODS II: LINEAR REGRESSION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles and application of general linear models for continuous predictors (e.g., multiple regression). PREREQS: HDFS 531 [B-]

Top HDFS 533 SOCIAL POLICY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Probes how policies and governments affect human development over the life course. Examines experiences in family, education, work, and health. Families are a central lens for examining effects. Offered alternate years.

Top HDFS 534 SOCIAL PROGRAM AND POLICY EVALUATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Models of evaluation and application of applied research methods to social programs and policies. PREREQS: HDFS 531 [C]

Top HDFS 538 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Critical survey of qualitative approaches in social science research. Examines historical roots, epistemological perspectives, and ethical issues. Includes ethnographic and observational methods, interview, grounded theory, case study, and participatory approaches. PREREQS: 15 quarter credits of behavioral and social sciences.

Top HDFS 539 QUALITATIVE METHODS II (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Critical survey of qualitative approaches in social science research. Examines historical roots, epistemological perspectives, and ethical issues. Includes ethnographic and observational methods, interview, grounded theory, case study, and participatory approaches. Application of qualitative methods through completion of a qualitative research project. PREREQS: HDFS 538 [C]

Top HDFS 541 FAMILY STUDIES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Critical survey of current research in family studies with a focus on diverse family structures and processes. PREREQS: 15 quarter credits of behavioral and social sciences.

Top HDFS 546 THEORIES OF FAMILY STUDIES (4) 
An overview of the major theoretical perspectives used in the study of families. Issues of theory construction and evaluation are also covered. Course goal is to enable the student to apply conceptual frameworks to a particular area of interest.

Top HDFS 547 FAMILIES AND POVERTY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines families in poverty focusing on causes and consequences of family poverty, including global economic factors, migration patterns, discrimination, and policies and programs for families.

Top HDFS 565 TOPICS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Topics and issues in human development and family sciences. Examples: children and the law; gender and families; parenting; aging; relationship development across the lifespan. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: 6 credits of HDFS, SOC or PSY.

Top HDFS 587 SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to aging research targeted toward understanding demographics of aging societies, lifespan theories, methods of aging research, psychosocial aging processes, family and caregiving issues, housing and long-term care, and current social policies.

Top HDFS 601 RESEARCH (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 602 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 603 DISSERTATION (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top HDFS 605 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 606 SPECIAL PROJECTS (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 607 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 608 WORKSHOP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 610 PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP (3-15)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top HDFS 616 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHILD-ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (3) 
Advanced critical study of theory and research related to specific topics of social, emotional, and cognitive development during infancy, childhood and/or adolescence. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

Top HDFS 617 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (3) 
Advanced critical study of theory and research related to specific topics of social and emotional development and stability in adulthood, including later life. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top HDFS 630 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced quantitative techniques in human development and family studies. Includes longitudinal designs, structural equation modes. Content varies with each offering. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: HDFS 532 [B-]

Top HDFS 639 COMMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH (4) 
Focuses on initiating and conducting research in partnership with communities. Includes in-depth examination of community-based participatory research (CBPR) elements, principles, theories, and approaches; how researchers can successfully partner with communities; and research with minority and/or underprivileged communities; with examples from environmental health, gerontology, and health promotions. PREREQS: 9 credits of public health or human development and family sciences graduate course work.

Top HDFS 665 TEACHING IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles and practices of pedagogy in human development and family sciences related to both on-campus and Ecampus instruction. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

Top HDFS 685 RACE, CLASS, CULTURE AND AGING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines the diversity among the older population in health status, health beliefs/behaviors, and health care, and explores the interaction of culture and structure as determinants of their life chances. The empirical literature used in the course is drawn from the experiences of aging of African-American, Latino, and Asian-Pacific Islander elderly. Taught spring term even years. CROSSLISTED as H 685. PREREQS: 9 credits of public health or HDFS graduate course work, or permission of instructor.

Top HDFS 699 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits.

Top HDFS 808 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Application to Early Childhood Leadership Directions.



 
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