HDF 313H HDF 313H. Child Development: Honors. 3 Hours.
Motor, language, social, and emotional development of children in the family context, with an emphasis on research findings and evaluations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Human Development and Family Sciences 313, 313H, Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 5: Child Development). Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Human Development and Family Sciences 114H, 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.