Human Development and Family Sciences Minor
This program is available at the following locations:
Students minoring in Human Development and Family Sciences will learn how people change across the life course within the contexts of families, schools, work and society. This minor is a perfect complement to majors such as business, education, psychology, sociology, public health and a wide variety of allied health professions, and women, gender, and sexuality studies.
A minor in HDFS will enable students to:
- Explore how individuals develop and become resilient over time – particularly within the context of family, school, work and society.
- Discover how significant relationships with parents, partners, teachers and friends can influence the ways in which we develop over time.
- Consider how difficult circumstances, such as poverty, make lives and relationships more difficult to navigate.
- Appreciate the diverse ways in which individuals and families thrive and survive.
Minor Code: 839
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ecological contexts in which individuals and families develop and how contexts reinforce systems of privilege and oppression.
- Demonstrate growth in a commitment to equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice in practice with individuals, families and communities.
- Critically evaluate policies, programs, and practices with relevance to the wellbeing of all individuals and families.
|HDFS 201||*CONTEMPORARY FAMILIES IN THE U.S.||3|
|HDFS 311||INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT||4|
|HDFS 313||ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT||4|
|HDFS 314||ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING||4|
|HDFS 341||FAMILY STUDIES||4|
|Select any three courses from the following:||9-12|
|INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES|
|HUMAN SERVICES PRACTICUM|
|CRITICAL THINKING IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES|
|PARENTING RESEARCH AND APPLICATION|
|FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATION|
|CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES|
|FAMILY VIOLENCE AND NEGLECT|
|*FAMILIES AND POVERTY|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Minor Code: 839