HDF 266L HDF 266L. Guidance in Adult Child Relationships Lab. 2 Hours.
Interact with children and families at the Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory while under supervision, to explore the development of skills in positive child and adult interactions, communication, guidance strategies, and observational data collection. Four hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Human Development and Family Sciences 266L, 466, Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 4: Guidance in Adult-Child Relationships), 466. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Human Development and Family Sciences 266C. Human Development and Family Sciences 313 or 313H, and 113L or 114H and three semester hours of upper-division coursework in human development and family sciences, education, psychology, or sociology, with a grade of at least C- in each; consent of instructor and consent of the department.
The Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences focuses on the study of human development, individuals in a family context, relationships, and well-being within the family and the broader social, economic, community, and governmental environment. Students in the program are expected to develop knowledge and understanding about human development and family dynamics through classroom experiences, observation of children and families, and research. They have opportunities to apply their knowledge through practicum experiences in research and placements in the field. The program is designed to give students excellent preparation for graduate training that leads to careers in academia, research, medicine, and other health professions, as well as for employment in a field involving work with children, families, and adults.