Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


Overview of life-span developmental tasks (physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional) examined from various theoretical perspectives. Discussion of topics related to family diversity, individual/family health and well-being and reciprocal relationships as affected by external factors.

(0.5-0) Cr. 0.5. F.S.


Introduction to professional principles and ethics, understanding of child abuse reporting, universal precautions. Completion of criminal background checks for ISU practica. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. Only one of HD FS 103 or 105 may count toward graduation.

(0.5-0) Cr. 0.5. F.S.


Introduction to professional principles and ethics, understanding of child, dependent adults and elder abuse reporting, working with aging adults, universal precautions. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. Only one of HD FS 103 or 105 may count toward graduation.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Membership in HD FS Learning Community
Introduction to the Department of Human Development and Family Studies including academic requirements and opportunities, strategies for transitioning to college, learning and study strategies, reading and reflection, and career awareness.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.


Introduction to HD FS curricula and faculty for students in CH FS, FCEDS or F C P. Department and University policies and procedures, degree audits, and registration. Exploration of campus resources and strategies for student success. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Introduction to basic concepts and budgeting practices for management of resources and prevention of financial problems commonly associated with college, including credit and student loans. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with C I). Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: classification as ECE major
Overview of early childhood education (birth-grade 3) teacher licensure requirements. Program planning and university procedures. Required of all students majoring in early childhood education. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in HD FS 102. For child, adult and family services majors.
Ethics, professional development, and career exploration in child, adult and family services. Visits to and service learning with programs that serve children, adults and families with diverse needs. Participation in service learning project required. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Typical and atypical development of children prenatal through middle childhood. Examination of healthy development and potential impact of health issues in children. Discussion of influence of the family and society on development.

(3-1) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 102 and HD FS 103
Learning, growth, and development (typical and atypical) of children from birth through age eight. Explores importance of family, programs, and a diverse society. Strategies for observing, recording, and interpreting children's cognitive, communication, motor, social, and emotional development. Practicum.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HD FS 102 or PSYCH 230
Typical and atypical development from 5 to 12 years of age. Development in the contexts of family, school, and society. Guidance of children in family and group settings.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 102 or PSYCH 230
Physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development of adolescents and young adults in the context of family, relationships, and culture.

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: HD FS 102
Introductory exploration of the health, individual and social factors associated with adult development including young adulthood, middle age and older adulthood. Information is presented from a life-span developmental framework.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Introduction to factors affecting consumer decisions of individuals and families, including housing, healthcare, and personal finances. Emphasis on accessibility and affordability, community contexts for families; and consumer protection, legislation and regulation, and consumer fraud.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Evaluation of literature for children, including an emphasis on diversity and inclusion; cultural competence. Roles of literature in the overall development of children. Literature selection and use in the home and educational settings.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Parenting practices and family relationships across the lifespan. Practical knowledge and techniques about how to be an effective parent. Diverse families, discipline, and parent education programs.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Alt. SS., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 102 or PSYCH 230
Family communication and its functions to develop, maintain, enrich and limit family relationships. Family theories related to communication and ethical considerations when working with families.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


Behavioral, biological, and psychological aspects of human sexuality within the social context of family, culture, and society. Role of sexuality in human development. Critical analysis of media and research. Communication and decision-making skills relating to sexuality issues and relationships.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Introduction to basic principles of personal and family finance. Budgeting, record keeping, checking and savings accounts, consumer credit, insurance, investments, and taxes.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor.
Consult department office for procedure. Supervised field experience in human development and family studies programs. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in HD FS.
Consult department office for procedure. Supervised field experience in human development and family studies programs. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in HD FS
Consult department office for procedure. Supervised field experience in human development and family studies programs. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-3) Cr. 4. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 103; HD FS 224; admission to teacher education program
Assessment strategies for infants and toddlers, including those with special needs. Curricula, learning environments, teaching strategies, health and nutritional practices, and schedules that are developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate. Using assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate activities to promote physical, motor, cognitive, communication, and social emotional development; practicum.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 6 credits in social sciences
The social, economic, and governmental contexts of financial decision-making at the household level.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 103; HD FS 224
Guiding prosocial development, self-regulation, and task engagement of children birth to age 8. Focus is on promoting prosocial behaviors through supportive relationships and environments within diverse home, center, or school settings. Functional behavior assessment and ongoing progress monitoring for targeted and intensive interventions. Practicum.

(3-3) Cr. 4. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 103; HD FS 224; HD FS 240; admission to teacher education program
Assessment strategies for preschool and kindergarten children, including those with special needs. Learning environments, schedules, activities, nutritional practices, and teaching strategies that are developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate. Using assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate activities to promote physical motor, cognitive, communication, and social emotional development; practicum.

(3-3) Cr. 4. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 103; HD FS 224
Programming in inclusive child care centers and family child care homes, including those with special needs, aged birth through 8 years. Developing, implementing, and evaluating learning environments; activities and materials; behavioral guidance and classroom management practices; health and nutritional practices; and schedules to ensure developmental, individual, and cultural appropriateness. Monitoring children's development and behavior to promote physical, motor, cognitive, communication, and social emotional development. Learning to collaborate effectively with parents and staff. Practicum.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 224; SP ED 250
Adapting instruction, materials, and equipment to meet developmental needs of young children birth through age 8 with diverse learning needs and multiple disabilities in inclusive settings. Addressing individualized education programs; special health care needs, challenging behavior, and positioning and handling techniques.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 6 credits in social sciences
Approaches to and assessment of housing and services that assist those with special needs including those with disabilities, low-income, children at risk, single-parents, and the homeless. Emphasis on community settings; e.g., residential facilities, group housing, shelters and transitional housing.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Alt. SS., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 102 or PSYCH 230
Causes and consequences of family stressors including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; substance abuse; and mental and physical illness across the life span. Interplay between victims, offenders, and the treatment system.

(3-1) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 102 or PSYCH 230; 9 hours in HD FS; junior or senior status.
Understanding and evaluating research. Use of primary and secondary data to identify and study problems related to human development and family issues. An introduction to statistical concepts and data analysis. Computer laboratory experience.

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Alt. SS., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 102
Consideration of death in the life span of the individual and the family with opportunity for exploration of personal and societal attitudes.

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Alt. SS., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 102
Interchanges of the aged and their families. Emphasis on role changes, social interaction, and independence as influenced by health, finances, life styles, and community development.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with ECON, GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 3 credits in Principles of Economics and 3 credits in Human Development and Family Studies
Economic well-being in the context of demographic change, the present and future of Social Security, family retirement needs analysis, investment strategies and characteristics of retirement plans, helping others to work towards financial security, family economic issues for retired persons. Overview of employee and retirement benefits.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HD FS 283
Fundamental principles of the financial planning process, client/planner interactions, time value of money applications as well as analyses of ethics review, financial statements, cash flow and debt management, education planning, retirement planning, tax planning, and estate planning needs of families.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Alt. SS., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 369 or equivalent
Public policy and politics as they affect children and families. Examination of how individuals and groups influence policy. Investigation of current issues and programs influencing the well-being and welfare of children and families.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 8 credits in human development and family studies
Intensive study of a selected topic in human development and family studies.

Cr. 8. Repeatable.

Prereq: Reservation required

Cr. 8. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: GPA 2.5, full admission to teacher education program, HD FS 455; HD FS 456.
Teaching experience with preschool children with disabilities.

Cr. 0.5-2. Repeatable. F.S.


Discussion of professional practice experience. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0.5-0) Cr. 0.5. F.S.

Prereq: Taken concurrently with HD FS 417
Discussion of HD FS 417 student teaching field experience. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: Junior classification
Process and development of skills necessary for professional preparation and practice including career planning, resume writing, and interviewing. Strategies for successful career management. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 369
Theory and practice of program evaluation and proposal writing in human services including needs assessment, outcome development and measurement, and proposal components. Assessment of programs' success in meeting goals.

(3-3) Cr. 4. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 343, HD FS 345, SP ED 355 and SP ED 455
Program models and methods leading to development and organization of appropriate curricula in preschool and kindergarten programs for young children with diverse learning needs. Government regulations and professional standards for child programming. Teaming with parents, colleagues, and paraprofessionals to plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally and culturally appropriate individualized education plans in inclusive settings; practicum.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Current background check; HD FS 340 or HD FS 344; or permission of instructor
Applying family systems theory and family centered principles in early intervention. Understanding the impact of disability on families and young children. Utilizing strategies for delivering family-centered interventions and service coordination in home-based and natural environments. Building trusting relationships, teaming with families and interdisciplinary colleagues to create, implement, and evaluate Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) for children birth to age three. Understanding foundations of theory and policy and empowering families through effective supports and services. Experiences with families.

(Dual-listed with HD FS 563). (Cross-listed with ARTID, GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: HD FS 360 or 3 credits in housing, architecture, interior design, rehabilitation, psychology, or human development and family studies or permission of instructor
Emphasis on independent living within residential settings including specialized shelter, supportive services and housing management. Application of criteria appropriate for accessibility and functional performance of activities; universal design principles. Creative project provides service learning opportunities. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 102 or equivalent; HD FS 369 or equivalent; 9 hours in social sciences; junior or senior status
Analysis of research related to family interaction processes across the family life span. Emphasis on relationship dynamics and cultural differences.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HD FS 283
Management of family financial resources; emphasis on savings and the investment planning process; issues facing financial planners who manage family assets. Identification of investment options including common stocks, fixed income securities, convertible securities, and related choices.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: HD FS 283
Study of estate planning focusing on efficient conservation and transfer of wealth, consistent with client’s goals. Legal, tax, financial and non-financial aspects of estate planning process; trusts, wills, probate, advanced directives, charitable giving, wealth transfers and related taxes.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: HD FS 283, HD FS 341, HD FS 378, HD FS 383, HD FS 482, FIN 361
Development and refinement of competencies required by personal financial planners to work with individuals and families in meeting financial objectives. Utilization of skills obtained in financial planning emphasis to complete one or more financial planning narratives.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Junior classification; 6 credits in HD FS at 300 level and above
Examination of purpose, policies, staffing, operations, and clientele of organizations serving children, adults and families with diverse needs. Management/leadership principles and techniques. Introduction to financial management. Administrators/supervisors roles in employee management as well as development of client-oriented programs, fundraising, goal setting, strategic planning, and advocacy.

(Dual-listed with HD FS 589). (2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: HD FS 283 for 489, graduate classification for 589
Personal, social/psychological and legal climates affecting family financial decisions. A life cycle approach to financial decision making. Development of financial counseling and planning skills to assist families and individuals to become self-sufficient in family financial management.

(Dual-listed with HD FS 589L). (0-2) Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 2 credits. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 283 for 489L, graduate classification for 589L
Practical experience in remedial, preventative, and productive approaches to both financial and housing counseling in one-on-one and/or group settings.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: 6 credits in human development and family studies
Consult department office for procedure.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: 6 credits in human development and family studies
Consult department office for procedure.

Cr. 4-9. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: HD FS 418B; permission of instructor; senior classification; minimum 2.0 GPA; reservation required one semester before placement
Supervised work experience related to the student's curriculum. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Dual-listed with HD FS 593). Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Senior classification
Workshop in HD FS.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Consult department office for procedures.
Supervised research experience.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: Admission to HD FS Graduate program
Overview of graduate study, research, ethics, and professional development in the field of human development and family studies. Curriculum, programs of study, portfolios, faculty research interests, dissemination of research, career planning, and teaching discussed.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: graduate classification; HD FS 501
Overview of professional skills, portfolio building, preparation for academic and nonacademic jobs, leadership fundamentals and project management training, time management, work balance issues, and professional ethics. Opportunities for graduate students to work on their professional development tailored to individual needs of students. Develop an individual professional portfolio.

(4-0) Cr. 4. F.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Concepts, methods, and strategies for research in human development and family studies. Topics include the nature of scientific research, measurement, types of research in human development and family studies, validity of research designs, methods of data gathering, and strategies for and issues in the study of change.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 9 credits of social sciences or permission of instructor
Introduction to qualitative research methodology. Application of fieldwork methods, analysis, interpretation, and writing through individual qualitative research projects.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: HD FS 503 or permission of instructor
Practical applications of quantitative research methods, including an introduction to secondary data analysis, correlation and regression analysis, regression diagnostics; reporting results.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits of social sciences or permission of instructor
Theoretical approaches and current research in child, adolescent, and adult development. Individual life span perspectives. Implications for research, policy and practice. (Summer course offering is on-line).

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences or permission of instructor
Theoretical approaches and current research in family development. Review the nature and value of theory to the study of the family and evaluate the use of theory in empirical research. Implications for research, policy and practice.

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Overview of current aging issues including theory and research, critical social and political issues in aging, the interdisciplinary focus of gerontology, career opportunities, and aging in the future. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Exploration of the biological, psychological and social factors associated with aging. Although the focus is on the later years, information is presented from a life-span developmental framework. Empirical studies are reviewed and their strengths, limitations and implications for normative and optimal functioning are discussed. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(Cross-listed with PSYCH). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 9 credits in human development and family studies or psychology or permission of instructor
Theories, research, and current issues regarding the intersection of development and disabilities. Investigation of interventions with individuals and families. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(Cross-listed with FFP). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered even-numbered years.


The role of housing and real estate in the family financial planning process, including taxation, mortgages, financial calculations, legal concerns, and ethical issues related to home ownership and real estate investments. Emphasis on emerging issues in the context of housing and real estate. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Policy development in the context of the economic status of the older adult population. Retirement planning and the retirement decisions; social security and public transfer programs; intra-family transfers to/from the aged; private pensions; financing medical care; prospects and issues for the future.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences or permission of instructor
Analysis of contemporary and historical early childhood/early intervention/early childhood special education model programs and services. Examination of relationships among service systems and implementation, program quality, teacher effectiveness, and outcomes for children with and without disabilities. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(Dual-listed with HD FS 463). (Cross-listed with ARTID, GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: HD FS 360 or 3 credits in housing, architecture, interior design, rehabilitation, psychology, or human development and family studies or permission of instructor
Emphasis on independent living within residential settings including specialized shelter, supportive services and housing management. Application of criteria appropriate for accessibility and functional performance of activities; universal design principles. Creative project provides service learning opportunities. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in social sciences or permission of instructor
An introduction to policy for family researchers and practitioners. Examination of relevant policies through a family lens via discussion of theory and student interests in current and enduring family policies and programs. Descriptions of work roles in family policy and the interaction of family researchers and policymakers.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences or permission of instructor
Explores research related to family stress within romantic, parent-child, and sibling relationships. Examines contemporary theory and research on the nature, causes, and consequences of family stressors. These stressors include, but are not limited to economic distress; physical and emotional abuse; substance abuse; and mental and physical illness across the life span. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 510 or permission of instructor
Use of interviews, observational assessments, direct tests with individuals and families for research and intervention. Opportunities to practice assessments.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in social sciences or permission of instructor
Review of current research regarding family diversity including an examination of cultural and structural influences on the development and well-being of families and children. Discussion of the impact on human rights and social justice. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences or permission of instructor
Theories and research related to personal and family adjustments in later life affecting older persons and their intergenerational relationships. Related issues including demographics also are examined through the use of current literature. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 9 credits in social sciences or permission of instructor
Review of current research to provide a theoretical and practical understanding of the economic, social, and psychological factors that influence interpersonal relationships and individual well-being within the institution of the family system. Economic and policy effects considered.(on-line course offering via Distance Education).

Cr. 1-12. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission by application
Limited enrollment. Supervised international study experiences in Human Development and Family Studies. Countries vary.

Cr. 1-12. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission by application
Limited enrollment. Supervised international study experiences in Human Development and Family Studies. Countries vary.

Cr. 1-12. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission by application
Limited enrollment. Supervised international study experiences in Human Development and Family Studies. Countries vary.

Cr. 1-12. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission by application
Limited enrollment. Supervised international study experiences in Human Development and Family Studies. Countries vary.

(Cross-listed with FFP). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HD FS 483
Evaluation of investment markets for the household. Analysis of how families choose where to put their savings. Emphasis is on using the family's overall financial and economic goals to help inform investment choices. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Overview of program evaluation, research methods, and grant writing in gerontology. Includes application of quantitative and qualitative methods in professional settings. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in graduate level social sciences or permission of instructor
Theoretical and practical issues related to design and implementation of program evaluation in social sciences. Includes theory, design, implementation, analysis and report writing to assist programs to be successful in meeting program goals.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology or economics
Analysis of family income, wealth, and economic well-being. Emphasis on effects of family behavior and public policies on the adequacy and security of income across the family life cycle. Implications of resource allocation within the family for adult and child well-being.

(Dual-listed with HD FS 489). (2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: HD FS 283 for 489, graduate classification for 589
Personal, social/psychological and legal climates affecting family financial decisions. A life cycle approach to financial decision making. Development of financial counseling and planning skills to assist families and individuals to become self-sufficient in family financial management.

(Dual-listed with HD FS 489L). (0-2) Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 2 credits. F.S.

Prereq: HD FS 283 for 489L, graduate classification for 589L
Practical experience in remedial, preventative, and productive approaches to both financial and housing counseling in one-on-one and/or group settings.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Consult department office on procedure for filing a written plan of study.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Consult department office on procedure for filing a written plan of study.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 10 graduate credits
Supervised experience in an area of human development and family studies.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 10 graduate credits
Supervised experience in an area of human development and family studies.

(Dual-listed with HD FS 493). Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Senior classification
Workshop in HD FS.

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. SS.


An integrative experience for gerontology students designed to be taken near the end of the degree program. By applying knowledge gained in earlier coursework, students will strengthen skills in ethical decision-making behavior, applying these skills in gerontology-related areas such as advocacy, professionalism, family and workplace issues. Students from a variety of professions will bring their unique perspectives to bear on topics of common interest. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

Cr. arr. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 graduate credits in HD FS
Nonthesis students creative component (e.g., a special report, capstone course, integrated field experience, annotated bibliography, research project, design, or other creative endeavor). A minimum of five credits of independent work is required on the programs of study (POS). Creative component format determined cooperation with the POS committee.

Courses for graduate students:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HD FS 503, HD FS 505; STAT 402 or STAT 404 or permission of instructor
Methodological and analytical issues in research in human development and family studies. Advanced research design and measurement, selection of statistical techniques, and issues in the interpretation of findings.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 504 or permission of instructor
Research methodologies including phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case studies. Methods of data collection and analysis procedures. Issues of ethics and interpretation of findings. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(Cross-listed with PSYCH). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 503 and HD FS 505 or STAT 404 or permission of instructor
Rationale for and interpretation of random coefficient models. Strategies for the analysis of multi-level and panel data including models for random intercepts, random slopes, and growth curves.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 603 or STAT 404 or permission of instructor
Rationale for and interpretation of advanced structural equation modeling for the analysis of longitudinal data. Emphasis will be placed on developing a working familiarity with some of the common statistical procedures, coupled with their application through the use of statistical software.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 503, HD FS 504,HD FS 505, or permission of instructor
Foundations of mixed methods research, controversies, and philosophical concerns. Rationale for and interpretation of mixed methods designs. Research design, sampling, data collection, data analysis, results, and interpretation. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 503, HD FS 505, and HD FS 504 or permission of instructor
Understand how to identify funding sources as well as the fundamental components of a federal research grant proposal such as the abstract or summary, background and significance, specific aims/goals and objectives, project design and methods, sustainability, assessment, broader impacts, dissemination, budget, budget justification, and cover letter.

Cr. arr.


May be repeated. F.S.SS.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 510 or permission of instructor
Young children’s cognitive, physical, communication, and social-emotional health and development will be examined. Both typical and atypical trajectories will be explored. Research on current trends in the field will be emphasized.(on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 510 or permission of instructor
Issues related to behavioral development and needs of children ages 3-8. Design and implementation of group and individual behavioral interventions. Discussion of coaching strategies to improve intervention implementation. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 510 or permission of instructor
Examination of the individual, interpersonal, and familial factors that influence infant (birth through age 3) mental health. Analysis of the risk and protective factors that influence these systems and their potential effects on social-emotional development. Current issues relating to effective programs for improving parent-infant interactions and additional supports available to families.(on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 510 or permission of instructor
Theory and research on biopsychosocial, cognitive, physical and sexual health and development from early adolescence to emerging adulthood. Contexts of development including families, peers, schools, neighborhoods, romantic relationships, economics and public policies are considered.(on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 510 or permission of instructor
Review of the impact of the growing older adult population as well as individual development and aging on individuals, families, and society. Exploration of theoretical perspectives applied to adult development and aging and distinction of normative and non-normative changes in adulthood. Discussion of methods to assess development across adulthood and consideration of the role of individual and environmental factors impacting efforts to optimize adult development.(on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 510 or permission of instructor.
Research on the biological underpinnings of human development and the biobehavioral health of the family. Exposure to interdisciplinary research and practice on biomarkers in the family, with particular emphasis on health-and well being-related measures. Application of biomarker collection, measurement, analysis and dissemination.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor and enrollment in Ph.D. program

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor and enrollment in Ph.D. program

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Supervised practice and experience in the following specified areas. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Supervised practice and experience in college-level teaching. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Supervised practice and experience in conducting research. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Supervised practice and experience in relevant professional experiences. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.


Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.


Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.