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Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDF)
School of Human Environmental Sciences

228 Stone Building
(336) 334-5307
www.uncg.edu/hdf

Admission to Human Development Major | Human Development and Family Studies Courses (HDF) | Human Development and Family Studies Major (BS) | Major Requirements by Concentration

 

Faculty

David H. Demo, Professor and Chair of Department

Elizabeth Rosenthal Excellence Professor Kivett; Professors Dilworth-Anderson, Lange, MacKinnon-Lewis, Watson; Associate Professors Cassidy, Morgan, Pasley, Tudge; Assistant Professors Fletcher, Hestenes, Kerpelman, Shoffner; Adjunct Faculty Canaday, Clawson, White; Lecturers Mims, Taylor

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers an undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies. The programs include the study of the development of individuals and families throughout the life span, seeking to improve their well-being through the creation, use, and dissemination of knowledge. Programs of study in the department are multidisciplinary, requiring a synthesis of knowledge from the social and behavioral sciences, and from the field of education. The goal of the Human Development and Family Studies Department is to provide the best opportunity in North Carolina for undergraduates to prepare for careers in child, adolescent, adult, aging and family care services; in business and community consumer services for families; teaching at the preschool level; and in cooperative extension and state agencies.

The Human Development major offers students the choice of four concentrations. The Birth through Kindergarten Education concentration prepares students for careers in child care centers and agencies, private kindergartens, and hospitals. Teacher licensure in Birth through Kindergarten education is available as a concentration. The Child and Adolescent Development in the Family concentration prepares students for careers in community agencies that serve children, adolescents, and their families. The Adult Development and Aging in the Family concentration prepares students for careers in community agencies that serve adults, the elderly, and their families. The Family Studies concentration prepares students for family related careers in business, industry, and governmental and community service agencies.

The internship program within the Department as well as student organizations provide students with opportunities for professional experiences in the career field of their choice. The Department also administers the Child Care Education Programs at three sites with an enrollment of 80 children in all-day care. All serve as laboratories for the study of children and their families. The Family Research Center conducts research and policy studies that are aimed at improving life for children and families.

Admission to the Human Development Major

Any student may declare Human Development as a major upon entering the university. Students must meet the department requirements of the current catalog at the time they declare Human Development as their major.

Declaring Human Development as a major does not assure admission to the program. A student must be formally admitted to the Department of Human Development and Family Studies to register for advanced courses and complete work for the degree.

Criteria for Admission:

  1. Completion of the following group of foundation courses with a C or better: HDF 211, 212, and 302 or 303 or 304
  2. 51 semester hours (junior standing) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.2
  3. Transfer students with 51 semester hours may apply for admission after completing 12 semester hours at UNCG.

Students will not be permitted to take upper division courses in the department (HDF 412, 421, 425, 435, 441, 450, 452, 460, 477, 482, 500, 512, 532, 542, 552) unless they have been formally admitted to the major (or in the case of non-majors, have the permission of the instructor).

Admission forms are available in the department office in Stone Building. Admission should normally be sought during the second semester of the sophomore year.

 

Human Development and Family Studies Major
Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations & AOS Codes:

Birth through Kindergarten, U525
Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure, U526
Child and Adolescent Development in the Family, U508
Adult Development and Aging in the Family, U510
Family Studies, U530

Requirements

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (45-46 semester hours)

All students in this program must complete AULER requirements. Areas with specific requirements for this major are indicated below. See a detailed listing of the complete AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

AULER Area/Required Courses Sem Hrs

Natural Science (NS) 6 or 7
(Please see specific requirements listed under each concentration)
Reasoning and Discourse (RD) 6
Required: ENG 101 or FMS 103 or RCO 101 for 3 of the 6 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) 6
Required: PSY 121 and one other course
(Please see specific requirements listed under each concentration)
AULER Electives 6
from any area listed above or foreign language (Please see specific requirements listed under each concentration)

Major Requirements, by Concentration

Birth through Kindergarten (B-K) Concentration

  1. Foundation Courses: HDF 211*, 212*, 302*, 410, 411
    * taken as AULER courses
  2. Skills and Professional Courses: 421, 425, 435, 441, 450 (6 sh), 452, 482, 532, 552
  3. AULER Requirements as outlined above, to include these specific required course(s):
Natural Science Area (NS) 7 sem hrs
Required: BIO 105 and 105L or BIO 111, and NFS 213
Social and Behavioral Sciences Area (SB) 6 sem hrs
Required: PSY 121 and HDF 302
AULER Electives (EL) 6 sem hrs
Required: HDF 211 and HDF 212
  1. Additional requirements outside HDF:
CUI 516; SES 240, 242; HEA 236 or NUR 345; MUS 361 or ART 367

Birth Through Kindergarten (B-K) Teacher Licensure Concentration

  1. HDF Major Requirements: 21 sem hrs HDF 211*, 212*, 302, 410, 411, 412, 452, 482, 532, 552
    * taken as AULER courses
  2. AULER Requirements to include these specific required course(s):
    Mathematics Area (MT) 3 sem hrs
    Required: MAT 112
Natural Science Area (NS) 7 sem hrs
Required: BIO 105 and 105L or BIO 111, or CHE 106-110, and GEO 103 or 311
Social and Behavioral Sciences Area (SB): 6 sem hrs
Required: HDF 212 and PSY 121
AULER Electives (EL) 6 sem hrs
Required: HDF 211 and NFS 213
  1. Integrated Methods Courses 11 sem hrs
HDF/CUI 425, 435, 441
  1. Teacher Education Requirements* 30-31 sem hrs
SES 242, 516; ELC 381; ESS 342; HDF 460 (12 sem hrs); NUR 345 or HEA 369
One course to be selected from the following: ART 367, MUS 361, SES 135
  1. Interdisciplinary Course Requirements 12 sem hrs
CED 310; SES 240; SWK 584

*NOTE: To be admitted to Teacher Education, students must achieve a 2.5 overall GPA and a passing score on PRAXIS. Students are also required to be certified in First Aid and CPR prior to student teaching.

Child and Adolescent Development in the Family Concentration

  1. Foundation Courses: HDF 211*, 212*, 302, 303, 410, 411, 421, 552
    * taken as AULER courses
  2. Skills and Professional Courses: 12 sem hrs
    HDF 477, 412 or 452, 500
  3. AULER Requirements, to include these specific required course(s):
Natural Science Area (NS) 6 sem hrs
Required: BIO 105 and NFS 213
Social and Behavioral Sciences Area (SB) 6 sem hrs
Required: PSY 121 and HEA 260
AULER Electives (EL) 6 sem hrs
Required: HDF 211 and HDF 212
  1. Additional requirements: Choose three from: HEA 260, 331; PSY 346; SOC 222, 342, 521; SWK 584. Choose three from the following: CED 310; CSC 101; CST 200; ENG 327; HDF 401, 475, 557; MGT 309.

Adult Development and Aging in the Family Concentration

  1. Foundation Courses: HDF 211*, 212*, 304, 407, 410, 512, 528 or 562
    * taken as AULER courses
  2. Skills and Professional Courses: 12 sem hrs
    HDF 477, 412, 500
  3. AULER Requirements, to include these specific required course(s):
Natural Science Area (NS) 6 sem hrs
Required: BIO 105 and NFS 213
Social and Behavioral Sciences Area (SB) 6 sem hrs
Required: PSY 121 and SOC 101
AULER Electives (EL) 6 sem hrs
Required: HDF 211 and HDF 212
  1. Additional requirements: Choose three from the following: HDF 528 or 562; HEA 260; NUR 563; PSY 506; RPT 231, 241; SOC 586; SWK 570, 580. Choose three from the following: CED 310; CSC 101; CST 200 ENG 327; HDF 401, 475, 557; MGT 309.

Family Studies Concentration

  1. Foundation Courses: HDF 211, 212, 302 or 303, 304, 410, 412, 421 or 525, 512
  2. Skills and Professional Courses: 9 sem hrs
    HDF 477, 500
  3. AULER Requirements to include these specific required course(s):
Natural Science Area (NS) 6 sem hrs
Required: NFS 213 plus one other NS course
Reasoning and Discourse Area (RD) 6 sem hrs
Required: ENG 101 and CST 105 or 341
Social and Behavioral Sciences Area (SB) 6 sem hrs
Required: PSY 121 and SOC 101
AULER Electives (EL) 6 sem hrs
Required: HDF 211
  1. Additional requirements: choose three from the following: HDF 407; HEA 260 or 347; HIS 330; PSY 346; SOC 329; SWK 585. Choose three from the following: CED 310; CSC 101; CST 200; ENG 327; HDF 401, 475, 557; MGT 309

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete total semester hours required for degree. No more than one third may be human environmental sciences courses.

 

Human Development and Family Studies Minor

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

Completion of 18 hours in HDF courses: HDF 211, 212, 302 or 303 or 304, and 410 or 411; 6 additional hours from HDF 412, 421, 512, 552.

Human Development and Family Studies Courses (HDF)

For Undergraduates

210 Aspects of the Personal Environment (3:3).

Study of reciprocal relationships between families and environments. Emphasis given to family needs, stage in the life cycle, and lifestyles as they are influenced by cultural, social, political, economic, and technological forces.

211 Life Span Development in the Human Environment (3:3).

AULER/CLER: SB, CSB

Development of human beings prenatally through death. Emphasis on environmental interactions across the life span. This is a foundation course for Human Development majors.

212 Families and Close Relationships (3:3).

AULER/CLER: SB, CSB

Intrapersonal and interpersonal processes in the development and maintenance of families and close relationships over time.

302 Infant and Child Development in the Family (3:3).

AULER/CLER: SB, CSB

Examination of contemporary theories, methods and research findings in the study of development from conception through middle childhood. The role of the family, peers, and school will be emphasized.

303 Adolescent Development in the Family (3:3).

Examination of theories, methods, and research findings in the study of development from pre-adolescence through post-adolescence. Ecological perspectives associated with the role of family, peer group, and school on individual development.

304 Adult Development in the Family (3:3).

Examination of growth and development from early to late adulthood in the context of family life. Emphasis on the major stages of adulthood as they relate to family functioning.

346 Consumer Decision Making (3:3).

Pr. junior standing, 212, or permission of instructor.

Introduction to rational decision-making in relation to consumer purchases, financial services, and economic changes. Study of consumer protection, consumer fraud, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

401 Special Problems in Human Development and Family Studies (1 to 6).

Individual study. Conference hours to be arranged.

405 Family Resource Management (3:2:3).

Management of human, economics, and environmental resources, examination of managerial behaviors of individuals and families including: valuing, goal setting, problem solving, and decision-making, planning and implementation.

407 Current Issues Affecting Women and Families (3:3).

Contemporary and changing issues affecting individuals and families and their environment. Multidisciplinary approach to decision making and problem-solving.

410 Cultural Variations in Families and Children (3:3).

Pr. 211, 212, 302 or 303.

The study of children and families that vary as a function of differing cultural family backgrounds (nation of origin, religious orientation, ethnicity) and social stratification.

411 Individual Variations in Families and Children (3:3).

Pr. 211, 212, 302 or 303.

The study of children and child-family relationships that vary as a function of atypical development and behavior in the children or variant family forms (single parent families, step-parent and extended families).

412 Family Observation and Assessment (3:3).

Pr. 211, 212, 302 or 303. Formal admission to Human Development major or permission of instructor required.

Examination of fundamentals of observing and assessing family functioning. Review of self-report measures and observational techniques for assessing family functioning. Experience in administration, data reduction, and reporting will be included.

421 Theories and Principles of Parenting (3:3).

Overview of parent education with special emphasis on parent-child relationships; problems and procedures of teachers working with children and/or families; problem areas and implications of research with parents and their children.

422 Interrelationships between Families and the Community (3:3).

Pr. 211, 212, 302 or 303.

Multifaceted interrelationships between families and the community. Implementation of public policy. Observation and participation in community agencies serving families.

425 Infant and Toddler Programs: Foundations and Methods (4:3:3).

Pr. SES 242; 2.5 GPA. Formal admission to Human Development major required.

Theories, principles, methods and issues related in infant and toddler programs. An emphasis on integrating knowledge with skills to design, implement, and evaluate programs. Laboratory experience required. (Same as SES 425)

435 Preschool/Kindergarten Curriculum (4:3:3).

Pr. HDF 425, SES 242; 2.5 GPA. Formal admission to Human Development major required.

Provides information on principles and components of preschool/kindergarten curricula, and strategies of learning for young children. Emphasis includes young children with and without disabilities. Laboratory experience required. (Same as SES 435)

441 Young Children's Learning Environments (3:3:2).

Pr. SES 242; 2.5 GPA. Formal admission to Human Development major required.

Principles and methods of working with typical and atypical young children. Emphasis on identifying and evaluating strategies for enhancing children's development within a program setting. Laboratory experience required. (Same as SES 441)

446 Family Economics (3:3).

Pr. 346.

Economic principles applied to family formation, market and non-market work, household consumption, production, investment activity, and leisure. Discussion of human capital, fertility and economic well-being.

450 Supervised Teaching in Preschool Centers (3:1:9) or (6:2:18).

Pr. a C or better in HDF/SES 425, 435, 441; 2.5 GPA. Formal admission to Human Development major and permission of instructor required.

Planned experiences under supervision for students teaching children enrolled in the preschool centers.

452 Child Observation and Assessment (3:3).

Pr. 211, 212, 302 or 303. Formal admission to Human Development major or permission of instructor required.

Theoretical, practical, ethical issues in the observation and assessment of children. Laboratory assignments cover direct observation, questionnaires and standardized testing. Applications for research, education, diagnosis, program evaluation will be discussed.

460 Supervised Student Teaching and Seminar (6:2:32 or 12:2:32).

Pr. a C or better in HDF/SES 425, 435, 441; 2.5 GPA. Formal admission to Human Development major and permission of instructor required. Must be admitted to the Teacher's Academy.

Supervised student teaching in a preschool setting under direction of a cooperating teacher with university supervision. Full-time teaching assignment in a preschool setting for a full semester with weekly seminars.

475 Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies (3:3).

Pr. STA 108, HDF 211, 212, 302 or 303. Formal admission to Human Development major or permission of instructor required.

An introductory examination of human development and family research methods designed to provide an understanding of scientific inquiry, methodology, measurement, test construction, scaling, and statistical terms and techniques.

477 Professional Orientation to Business and Community Services for Individuals and Families (3:3).

Identification and exploration of business and community service careers related to individuals and families.

482 Administration of Dependent Care Programs (3:3).

Pr. 211, 212, 302 or 303, 532 or equivalent. Formal admission to Human Development major or permission of instructor required.

Major areas of planning and administering dependent care programs, including programming, scheduling, reporting, financing, housing, equipping, staffing, and working with families.

493 Honors Work (3-6).

See prerequisites under Honors Program.

  • May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 

For Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

500 Supervised Professional Experience (1-6:0:3-12).

Pr. 211, 212, 302 or 303, 477. Formal admission to Human Development major and permission of instructor required.

Supervised professional experience in selected commercial or industrial organizations, public or private agencies.

502 Gender in Families (3:3).

Pr. 211, 212, 410 or permission of instructor.

Influence of social, philosophical, political, and technological change on gender relationships in families in the past, present and future.

510 Child and Family Ecology (3:3).

Pr. 412 and 452, or graduate standing.

Study of children and families in their social contexts; examination of issues such as parent-child relations, child maltreatment, divorce and single-parent families, and work-family linkages.

512 Current Family Theory and Research (3:3).

Pr. 211, 212, 302, or 303; admission restricted to degree candidates or by permission of instructor. Formal admission to Human Development major or permission of instructor required.

Topical issues concerning family function: e.g., single parenting, teen pregnancy, alternative family forms, ethnic and racial minorities, and parent care. Provides broad background in research/theories. Writing and editing emphasized.

525 Work and Family Linkages (3:3).

Principles of work simplification and their application to specific situations of work in and out of the home, and to how it influences family relations. (Not offered every year)

527 Problems in Human Development and Family Studies (2 to 6).

Pr. 211, 212.

In-depth study of new areas in child and family studies such as: children and technology; multi-cultural families; developmental consequences of child maltreatment.

528 The Family in the Middle Years (3:3).

Pr. permission of instructor.

Issues surrounding the family in the middle years from a developmental and societal view.

532 Foundations of Preschool Education (3:3).

Pr. 211, 212, 302. Formal admission to Human Development major or permission of instructor required.

Philosophies, principles, methods, and materials involved in preschool education. Emphasis placed on staff qualifications and responsibilities.

552 Current Developmental Theory and Research (3:3).

Pr. 211, 212, 302 or 303. Formal admission to Human Development major or permission of instructor required.

Seminar designed to examine current issues in development. Emphasis placed on current research literature, theories, and applications across the lifespan. Writing and editing are emphasized.

557 Informational Processes in Human Environmental Sciences (3:3).

Pr. permission of instructor; computer literacy required.

Application of communication skills, demonstration techniques, and design principles in presenting information related to human environmental sciences. Use of computers to facilitate presentation of information.

562 Family Gerontology (3:2:3).

Pr. 211, 212, and consent of instructor.

Study of the older family members and their relationships with other family members in regard to their physical, social, and environmental situations, life adjustment, and sources of assistance. Observation and participation included.

583 Leadership and Mentoring Roles in Educating Young Children (3:3).

An examination of advanced leadership and mentoring skills for those who develop and implement early childhood programs for typically and atypically developing young children and their families.

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for additional graduate level courses.

 
 
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