Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Human Development and Family Sciences: HDF

HDF 380K. Research Methods.

Two lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in human development and family sciences, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Research Methods in Human Development and Family Sciences.
Topic 2: Foundational Statistics and Nested Models in Human Development and Family Sciences. This course focuses on data organization and statistics used in the social behavioral sciences. It begins with a review of basic data management, inferential statistics, graphing, advanced regression, and ANOVA, then concludes with an introduction into the analysis of nested data.
Topic 3: Analyzing Development and Change.
Topic 4: Advanced Regression and Structural Models.

HDF 192, 292, 392, 692. Research Problems.

Directed research in various topics in the area of human development and family sciences. One, two, three, or six lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in human development and family sciences, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Child Development.
Topic 2: Family Relationships.
Topic 3: Marital Relationships.
Topic 4: Peer Relationships.
Topic 5: Parent-Child Relationships.
Topic 6: The Family and Public Policy.
Topic 7: The Family and the Mass Media.

HDF 394. Graduate Seminar.

Seminars in various topics in the area of human development and family sciences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in human development and family sciences, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Parent-Child Interaction.
Topic 2: Family-Peer Relationships.
Topic 3: Marital Relationships.
Topic 4: Sex Roles in Family Relationships.
Topic 5: Immigration and the Family .
Topic 6: Intergenerational Parenting.
Topic 7: Divorce.
Topic 8: Family Systems Theory.
Topic 9: Children and Poverty.
Topic 10: Adult Development.
Topic 11: Issues in Early Childhood Development.
Topic 12: Attachment and Development through the Life Span.
Topic 13: The Self in Relationships.
Topic 14: Adoptive Family Relationships.
Topic 16: Development of Close Relationships.
Topic 17: Prevention, Intervention, and Evaluation in Human Development and Family Sciences. Human Development and Family Sciences 394 (Topic: Prevention, Intervention, and Evaluation in Human Development and Family Sciences) and 394 (Topic 17) may not both be counted.

HDF 395. Recent Advances in Human Development and Family Sciences.

Research and theory focused on the interplay between individual development, family relationships, and institutions and relationships outside the family. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in human development and family sciences, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Child and Adolescent Development.
Topic 2: Contextual Influences on Individual and Family Development.
Topic 3: Adult Development and Aging. A multidisciplinary overview of adult development from young adulthood through old age. Examines major sociological, psychological, and biological theory and research in the field of adult development such as adult development and the aging process from cells to social security with an emphasis on social and emotional development, as well as psychological aspects of adult development.
Topic 4: The Formation and Development of Intimate Relationships. Critical review of theory and research on dating and marital relationships, with an emphasis on how relationships change over time. Subjects include attraction, relationship initiation and formation, relationship maintenance processes and relationship dissolution.

HDF 397P. Practicum in Human Development and Family Sciences.

Practicum hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HDF 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in human development and family sciences and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Human Development and Family Sciences 698A.

HDF 398T. Supervised Teaching in Human Development and Family Sciences.

Teaching under close supervision, group meetings, individual conferences, and reports. Conference course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

HDF 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

HDF 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Human Development and Family Sciences 399R, 699R, or 999R.