HDF 347 HDF 347. Socioeconomic Problems of Families. 3 Hours.
An analysis of how socioeconomic factors, including income, education, employment, and their intersection with race and gender affect child development and family functioning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and six semester hours of coursework in anthropology, economics, education, human development and family sciences, psychology, social work, or sociology.
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.