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HDFS Undergraduate Courses, Corvallis Campus

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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.



 
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