2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Human Development (HD)

HD 1004 - Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence (3 credits) 

Basic concepts related to normal human development. Emphasis on developmental theories and principles of physical, social, and emotional growth, development, and behavior of children, individually and within families and cultures, from conception through adolesence. Designed as a general survey course for majors and non-majors.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
HD 1134 - Introduction to Disabilities Studies (3 credits) 

Introduction to concepts related to physical, intellectual, cognitive, and emotional disability, with a focus on disability as a social construct and lived experiences of people with disabilities across the lifespan. Exploration of texts, videos, and other created artifacts to evaluate concepts and models of disability.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 7 Identity & Equity in U.S., 10 Ethical Reasoning 
HD 1984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
HD 1984C - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences 
HD 2004 - Human Development II: Adulthood and Aging (3 credits) 

Introduction to adult development and aging (gerontology). Basic concepts, principles, theories, research methods and social issues of development from emerging adulthood through the end of life. Biopsychosocial analysis of issues affecting aging processes. Includes multicultural and global perspectives and challenges in aging.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
HD 2014 - Integrative Practices for Health, Wellbeing, and Resilience (3 credits) 

Theories of integrative (mind-body) health and wellbeing. Examination of multidimensional factors, including stress, personality, relationships, and social environment, as well as issues of identity and equity that influence health across the lifespan. Engagement in contemplative and evidence-based integrative health practices used for promoting health, wellbeing, and resilience. Attention given to ethical use and teaching of practice methods.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 7 Identity & Equity in U.S., 10 Ethical Reasoning 
HD 2104 - Quantitative Approaches to Community Research (3 credits) 

Computational methods and ethical issues in the collection, transformation, consumption, and use of quantitative data in the design and evaluation of community programs. Consideration of effective data visualization and communication of findings. Emphasis on evaluating the reliability and accuracy of data used to frame decisions about community-related policies and service-oriented programs.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 5F Quant & Comp Thnk Found., 10 Ethical Reasoning 
Cross-listed: SOC 2104 
HD 2304 - Family Relationships (3 credits) 

Overview of basic concepts, principles, theories, and issues of development and change in family relationships. Topics include families in historical and contextual perspective, structural and relational diversity in families, and processes of relational development, maintenance, and dissolution in families.

HD 2314 - Human Sexuality (3 credits) 

Explores the diversity of human sexuality using global perspectives. Biological, historical, developmental, psychological, sociological and self-reflexive approaches. Interdisciplinary examination of the social constructions of sexuality and gender; the historical and contemporary theoretical perspectives and research on sex; the interactions of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and nationality in shaping sexuality and family formation; the international commercialization of sex; the impact of violence and sexual coercion; the debates surrounding sexual ethics, unintended pregnancy, sex education, and biotechnology; the application of the scientific method, study designs, and methods of observation; the promotion of sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan; and the development of sexual practices, rituals, mythologies, belief systems and other cultural contexts for sexuality across time and around the world.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
HD 2335 - Principles of Human Services (3 credits) 

2335: Basic concepts, techniques, and structure of the human services profession. Survey of client/family assessment and problem management. 2336: Advanced topics in human services focusing on: case management, crisis intervention, program administration, specialized interventions, ethics, and professional development.

Prerequisite(s): HD 1004 
Corequisite(s): 1004 or Pre: 1004. 
HD 2336 - Principles of Human Services (3 credits) 

2335: Basic concepts, techniques, and structure of the human services profession. Survey of client/family assessment and problem management. 2336: Advanced topics in human services focusing on: case management, crisis intervention, program administration, specialized interventions, ethics, and professional development.

Prerequisite(s): HD 2335 
HD 2964 - Field Study (1-19 credits) 
HD 2974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
HD 2974H - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
HD 2984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
HD 3014 - Research Methods in Human Development (3 credits) 

Critical thinking and problem-solving involved in applying methods of scientific inquiry to the field of human development. Topics include methods of data collection, basic methods for displaying and analyzing data, and writing reports.

Prerequisite(s): HD 2004 and HD 2304 and (STAT 3005 or STAT 3615 or STAT 3604) 
HD 3024 - Community Analytics (3 credits) 

Application of data analytics concepts to community issues at local and global levels. Data sources, data quality, data representation and data ethics. Statistical analysis to improve community livability. Communication of data and statistics for community stakeholders. Evaluation of reports that use data. Sophomore standing or higher.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 5A Quant & Comp Thnk Adv., 10 Ethical Reasoning 
HD 3114 - Issues in Aging (3 credits) 

Seminar which investigates selected contemporary issues in adulthood and old age, such as family and friend relationships; work and retirement; political, legal, and economic issues; and womens concerns.

HD 3144 - Education of Exceptional Learners (3 credits) 

Introduction to the historical, ethical, legal, and economic models relevant to understanding students with disabilities and meeting their needs to increase their potential for success throughout their lives. Addresses research in early intervention, K-12 instruction, post-secondary education, and transition into work settings.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
Cross-listed: EDCI 3144 
HD 3214 - Infancy and Early Childhood (3 credits) 

Theories, principles, and patterns of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception to the early school years. Micro and macro environmental influences on development, including families and culture, are considered as they interact with genetic/biological determinants of development.

Prerequisite(s): HD 1004 
HD 3224 - Middle Childhood and Adolescence (3 credits) 

Theories, principles, normal patterns of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from middle childhood to adolescence. Micro and macro environmental influences on development are considered as they interact with genetic/ biological determinants of development.

Prerequisite(s): HD 1004 
HD 3234 - Lifespan Community Services (3 credits) 

Health and human service programs serving children, youth, older, adults, and families. Overview of community programs for individuals and families over the lifespan; methods of determining service eligibility; procedures for maintaining quality assurance.

Prerequisite(s): HD 1004 and HD 2304 and HD 2004 
HD 3254 - Curriculum in Early Childhood (3 credits) 

Supervised experience in planning and implementing emergent, play-based learning experiences for young children; examination of the role of the teacher; exploration of early childhood curricular design and materials suitable for addressing milestones of child development based on theory and research; utilization of approaches related to sharing child-specific information with families.

Prerequisite(s): HD 1004 and HD 3214 
HD 3304 - Advanced Helping Skills (3 credits) 

Helping skills used in human services settings. Case management, evaluating crisis situations, and approaches to individual and family assessment.

Prerequisite(s): HD 2335 and HD 2336 
HD 3464 - Appalachian Communities (3 credits) 

The concept of community in Appalachia using an interdisciplinary approach and experiential learning. Interrelationships among geographically, culturally, and socially constituted communities, public policy, and human development. Pre: Junior standing.

HD 3954 - Study Abroad (1-9 credits) 
HD 3954C - Study Abroad (1-19 credits) 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences 
HD 3954G - Study Abroad (1-19 credits) 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 7 Identity & Equity in U.S. 
HD 3984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
HD 4304 - Human Services Administration (3 credits) 

Issues, functions, and responsibilities involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating family and human services programs.

Prerequisite(s): HD 3234 or HD 3114 
HD 4324 - Advanced Family Relationships (3 credits) 

Investigation of challenges, stresses, and crises experienced by diverse, complex families over the life course; protective factors and resilience; coping strategies; prevention and intervention; public policies. Pre: Junior standing.

Prerequisite(s): HD 2304 
HD 4324H - Advanced Family Relationships (3 credits) 

Investigation of challenges, stresses, and crises experienced by individuals and families; protective factors and resilience; coping strategies; prevention and intervention; public policies.

Prerequisite(s): HD 2304 
HD 4334 - Perspectives On Addiction and Family Systems (3 credits) 

Intra-personal and inter-personal dimensions of compulsive- addictive patterns manifested in the context of the family system. Reciprocal interaction between families and other systems. Junior standing required.

Prerequisite(s): HD 2304 or HD 2314 
HD 4354 - Family, Law, and Public Policy (3 credits) 

Theoretical and substantive issues that relate to the development and implementation of family policies. Implications of political culture and family legislation for the well-being of children and their families.

Prerequisite(s): HD 1004 and HD 2335 and HD 2336 and HD 2004 and HD 2304 
HD 4354H - Family, Law, and Public Policy (3 credits) 

Theoretical and substantive issues that relate to the development and implementation of family policies. Implications of political culture and family legislation for the well-being of children and their families.

Prerequisite(s): HD 1004 and HD 2335 and HD 2336 and HD 2004 and HD 2304 
HD 4364 - Gender And Family Diversity (3 credits) 

Examination of the changing character of individual and family diversity, as related to the intersections among gender, race, class, sexuality, age, and ability. Junior standing required

Prerequisite(s): HD 2304 
HD 4714 - Senior Capstone Seminar (3 credits) 

Intensive learning experiences in critical thinking and analysis of human development and family science. Opportunities to demonstrate breadth of learning while developing leadership skills and honing professional competencies. Topics include leadership and team development, problem solving, grant writing, program evaluation, and electronic portfolios. Pre: Senior standing.

HD 4964 - Field Study (1-19 credits) 
Prerequisite(s): HD 1004 and HD 2004 and HD 2335 and HD 2336 
HD 4974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
HD 4974H - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
HD 4984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
HD 4994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits) 
HD 4994H - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits)