GERO 2000 - Introduction to Gerontology (3 credits) OR PSYC 2390 - Adulthood and Aging (3 credits)
GERO 2000 - Introduction to Gerontology (3 credits)
This course explores the demography of aging and its implications for society, social structure, work and retirement, health care and housing, and the effects of an aging society on public policy. Prerequisite: PSYC 1020 or PSYC 1020H.
PSYC 2390 - Adulthood and Aging (3 credits)
Developmental experiences of maturity. Physiological and psychological aspects of aging. Prerequisite: PSYC 1020 or 1020H.
HDFS 3000 - Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies (3 credits)
Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods used to study human development and families. Provides experience conducting observations and survey interviews, evaluating research results, and writing research reports. Prerequisites: SOCL 2130 and PSYC 2350.
HDFS 4880 - Senior Seminar in Human Development and Family Studies (3 credits)
Students will have the opportunity to integrate information from a variety of perspectives in human development and family studies. Each seminar will have a focal theme that will allow students to gain new perspectives, as well as apply knowledge from prior courses and experiences. This course is presented as a capstone experience; therefore students with advanced standing in the HDFS major will benefit the most from the seminar. Prerequisite: HDFS 3000.
PSYC 1020 - Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) OR PSYC 1020H - Introduction to Psychology Honors (3 credits)
PSYC 1020 - Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
An introduction to theory, research, and applications in the field of psychology. Topics include biological bases of behavior, perception, learning and memory, psychological development, personality, social psychology, and the identification and treatment of mental illness.
PSYC 1020H - Introduction to Psychology Honors (3 credits)
An introduction to theory, research, and applications in the field of psychology. Topics include biological bases of behavior, perception, learning and memory, psychological development, personality, social psychology, and the identification and treatment of mental illness. Prerequisite: Honors students only.
PSYC 2350 - Lifespan Human Development (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of systematic changes within the individual from conception through death. Unlike many studies of development, this course is structured around issues of development rather than examination of development from a chronological perspective. This structure will allow the student to more completely grasp life-span issues. Family, social roles, lifestyle, psychological disorders, mental abilities, and death and dying will be examined. Prerequisite: PSYC 1020 or PSYC 1020H.
PSYC 2360 - Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
This course will provide an overview of the principles, theories, and research pertaining to the development of the adolescent. Topics include physical, emotional, social, intellectual, moral, and personality development, as well as the importance of the home, school, and community. Prerequisite: PSYC 1020 or 1020H.
PSYC 2370 - Early Childhood Growth and Development (3 credits)
Students in this course will critically examine theories and research concerning the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development of the typical and atypical child from birth to age eight. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to observe and describe child behavior and to understand the principles and processes that govern growth and development in the early childhood years. Implications of knowledge of child development for parental behavior, professional practices, and social policy will also be considered. Prerequisite: PSYC 1020 or 1020H.
PSYC 2630 - Ethical and Professional Developments (3 credits)
This course examines ethical issues faced by mental health professionals today. Conflicts among personal, legal, and professional demands will be explored in depth. This course will also focus on how mental health professionals are challenged by and learn to manage ethical dilemmas around such issues as self-disclosure, harm reduction, dual relationships, and limits of confidentiality.
SOCL 2130 - Family Relationships (3 credits)
Contemporary patterns of marriage and family living. Approaches to effective living together in family units. Covers both adult and parent-child relationships. Emphasis on communication, supportiveness, and contingency management.
SOCL 3800 - Family Life Cycle (3 credits)
A study of family functioning over the life span of the family. Various issues such as culture, class, race, and gender will be covered and how these impact family functioning. Emphasizes marriage, divorce, remarriage, death, and other major determinants of family operation. Prerequisite: SOCL 2130.