HDF 353 HDF 353. Longevity in the 21st Century. 3 Hours.
Explores questions concerning the rapidly changing world in which people routinely live into old age. Focus on challenges adults face at the individual, familial, and societal level due to a prolonged adulthood. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Human Development and Family Sciences 353 and 378K (Topic: Longevity in the 21st Century) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and Human Development and Family Sciences 304 or 304H, and 315L with a grade of at least C- in each.
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.