HDF 371 HDF 371. Adolescent Development in Context. 3 Hours.
The biological, cognitive, and social changes that occur during the second decade of life, including the developmental issues faced by adolescents. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 or 313H, 113L, 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.