Timothy Killian
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Students majoring in human development and family sciences prepare for one of the fastest growing employment opportunities in the country. The human services area includes jobs that serve people from conception through the last stages of life. Students develop skills for working with individuals and families in governmental, private, and nonprofit organizations. Three concentrations are offered:

Child Development (CDEV)

This concentration is for students who desire in-depth knowledge of children and programs for children from birth to age 12. The focus on children covers issues from prenatal to early adolescence. Graduates may work as preschool teachers, day-care directors, specialists in the field of child life, and as child advocates.

Birth through Kindergarten (BRKD)

The knowledge and skills developed in this program will prepare students to work with children from birth through five years of age in various settings.

Lifespan (LSPN)

This area of study covers the care issues faced by families and individuals in contemporary society. The knowledge and skills developed in this program will prepare the student to work in areas such as aging, parent education, financial and consumer counseling, youth services, and other human service type careers.

Requirements for a Major in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS)

State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:
(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)

Communications3-9
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History and Government3
Choose from US History and Government Core Courses
Mathematics 3
Choose from Mathematics Core Courses
Sciences 8
Choose from Science Core courses
Fine Arts and Humanities 6
Choose from Fine Arts, Humanities Core courses
Social Sciences9
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Rural Sociology (Sp)
Family Relations (Sp, Fa)
Total Core Requirements32-38
Additional Course Requirements for Child Development Concentration
CDEV Courses 51
Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)
Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa)
and Infant and Toddler Development Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Child Development (Sp, Fa)
Child Guidance (Sp, Fa)
and Child Guidance Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Family Financial Management (Sp, Fa)
Adolescent Development (Odd years, Sp)
Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa)
Infancy: Brain, Learning and Social Cognition (Even years, Sp)
Adult Development (Fa)
Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions (Fa)
Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development and Family Sciences I (Fa)
Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development & Family Sciences II (Sp)
Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)
Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa)
Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa)
Child Welfare: 21st Century Perspectives (Irregular)
Child Development Electives6
Select two of the following:
Life Span Development (Sp, Fa)
The Hospitalized Child: Child Life Programming (Sp)
Families in Crisis (Fa)
Childhood Obesity: Context and Preventions (Su)
Building Family and Community Relationships (Sp)
Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years (Sp)
and Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years Laboratory (Sp)
Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa)
and Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa)
Gerontology (Sp)
Multicultural Families (Fa)
Internship in Human Development and Family Studies (Sp, Su, Fa)
Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families (Fa)
Rural Sociology (Sp)
Environmental Sociology (Sp)
General Electives25-31
Total Hours120

Human Development and Family Sciences B.S.H.E.S. with Child Development Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the degree plan should go to the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)3  
HESC 1501 Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)1  
MATH Core Elective3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
Fine Arts Core Elective3  
History of Government Core Elective3  
HESC 2413 Family Relations (Sp, Fa)  3
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)  3
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Science Core Elective  4
Humanities Core Elective  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)3  
HESC 2433 Child Development (Sp, Fa)3  
HESC 2483 Family Financial Management (Sp, Fa)3  
SOCI 2013 General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or HESC 2603 Rural Sociology (Sp)
3  
General Elective3  
General Elective  3
HESC 2473 Child Guidance (Sp, Fa)
& HESC 2471L Child Guidance Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
  4
Science Core Elective  4
HESC 2403 Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa)
& HESC 2401L Infant and Toddler Development Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
  4
Year Total: 15 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CIED 3113 Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa)3  
SCWK 3633 Child Welfare: 21st Century Perspectives (Irregular)3  
CIED 3103 Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa)3  
General Elective3  
CDEV Elective3  
HESC 3423 Adolescent Development (Odd years, Sp)  3
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
CDEV Elective  3
General Elective  3
HESC 3453 Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa)  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
HESC 4423 Adult Development (Fa)3  
HESC 4463 Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions (Fa)3  
General Electives5  
HESC 4763 Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development and Family Sciences I (Fa)3  
General Electives  8
HESC 4413 Infancy: Brain, Learning and Social Cognition (Even years, Sp)  3
HESC 4773 Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development & Family Sciences II (Sp)  3
Year Total: 14 14
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a Major in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS)

State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:
(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)

Communications3-9
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History and Government3
Choose from US History and Government Core Courses
Mathematics 3
Choose from Mathematics Core Courses
Sciences 8
Choose from Science Core courses
Fine Arts and Humanities 6
Choose from Fine Arts, Humanities Core courses
Social Sciences9
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Rural Sociology (Sp)
Family Relations (Sp, Fa)
Total Core Requirements32-38
Additional Course Requirements for Birth through Kindergarten Concentration
(Grades of "C" or higher are required.)
BRKD Courses 71
Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)
Observation and Foundations for Teaching Young Children (Fa)
Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa)
and Infant and Toddler Development Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Child Development (Sp, Fa)
Child Guidance (Sp, Fa)
and Child Guidance Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Building Family and Community Relationships (Sp)
Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years (Sp)
and Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years Laboratory (Sp)
Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa)
and Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa)
Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Programs (Sp)
Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Program II (Sp)
Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa)
Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions (Fa)
Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development and Family Sciences I (Fa)
Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development & Family Sciences II (Sp)
Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)
Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa)
Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa)
Arkansas and the Southwest (Sp, Fa)
Child Welfare: 21st Century Perspectives (Irregular)
ABA and Classroom Management for Teachers (Fa)
Introduction to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Sp)
Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction Education (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Electives10-17
Total Hours120

Human Development and Family Sciences B.S.H.E.S. with Birth through Kindergarten Concentration
Eight-Semester Degree Program 

Students wishing to follow the degree plan should go to the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives (Sp, Su, Fa)1  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)3  
HESC 1501 Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)1  
HESC 1423 Observation and Foundations for Teaching Young Children (Fa)3  
MATH Core Elective3  
Fine Arts Core Elective3  
General Electives1  
HESC 2413 Family Relations (Sp, Fa)  3
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)  3
Science Core Elective  4
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
HESC 2403 Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa)
& HESC 2401L Infant and Toddler Development Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
4  
History Core Elective3  
Humanities Core Elective3  
SOCI 2013 General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or HESC 2603 Rural Sociology (Sp)
3  
General Elective2  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
HESC 2433 Child Development (Sp, Fa)  3
Science Core Elective  4
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
General Elective  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
HESC 2473 Child Guidance (Sp, Fa)
& HESC 2471L Child Guidance Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
4  
HESC 4763 Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development and Family Sciences I (Fa)3  
CIED 3103 Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa)3  
CIED 3113 Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa)3  
SCWK 3633 Child Welfare: 21st Century Perspectives (Irregular)3  
HESC 4332 Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years (Sp)
& HESC 4332L Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years Laboratory (Sp)
  4
HESC 3453 Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa)  3
HESC 4773 Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development & Family Sciences II (Sp)  3
CIED 499V Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction Education (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
General Elective  2
Year Total: 16 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
HESC 4342 Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa)
& HESC 4342L Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa)
4  
HESC 4463 Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions (Fa)3  
HIST 3383 Arkansas and the Southwest (Sp, Fa)3  
SPED 4413 ABA and Classroom Management for Teachers (Fa)3  
General Elective2  
HESC 4313 Building Family and Community Relationships (Sp)  3
HESC 4373 Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Programs (Sp)  3
HESC 4383 Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Program II (Sp)  3
SPED 4493 Introduction to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Sp)  3
Year Total: 15 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a Major in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS)

State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:
(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)

Communications3-9
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History and Government3
Choose from US History and Government Core Courses
Mathematics 3
Choose from Mathematics Core Courses
Sciences 8
Choose from Science Core courses
Fine Arts and Humanities 6
Choose from Fine Arts, Humanities Core courses
Social Sciences9
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Rural Sociology (Sp)
Family Relations (Sp, Fa)
Total Core Requirements32-38
Additional course requirements for Lifespan Concentration
Lifespan Concentration Courses49
Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)
Life Span Development (Sp, Fa)
Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Child Development (Sp, Fa)
Family Financial Management (Sp, Fa)
Adolescent Development (Odd years, Sp)
Families in Crisis (Fa)
Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa)
Adult Development (Fa)
Gerontology (Sp)
Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions (Fa)
Multicultural Families (Fa)
Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families (Fa)
Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development and Family Sciences I (Fa)
Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development & Family Sciences II (Sp)
The Helping Relationship (Sp, Fa)
On Death and Dying (Irregular)
Lifespan Concentration Electives 6
Select two of the following:
Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa)
and Infant and Toddler Development Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
The Hospitalized Child: Child Life Programming (Sp)
Child Guidance (Sp, Fa)
and Child Guidance Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Rural Sociology (Sp)
Childhood Obesity: Context and Preventions (Su)
Infancy: Brain, Learning and Social Cognition (Even years, Sp)
Internship in Human Development and Family Studies (Sp, Su, Fa)
Environmental Sociology (Sp)
General Electives27-33
Total Hours120

Human Development and Family Sciences in B.S.H.E.S. with Life Span Concentration
Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the degree plan should go to the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for the university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)3  
HESC 1501 Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)1  
MATH Core Elective3  
HESC 1403 Life Span Development (Sp, Fa)3  
Fine Arts Core Elective3  
General Elective3  
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Science Core Elective  4
HESC 2413 Family Relations (Sp, Fa)  3
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)  3
Humanities Core Elective  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)3  
History Core Elective3  
Science Core Elective4  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
HESC 2483 Family Financial Management (Sp, Fa)3  
HESC 2433 Child Development (Sp, Fa)  3
HESC 3423 Adolescent Development (Odd years, Sp)  3
SOCI 2013 General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or HESC 2603 Rural Sociology (Sp)
  3
General Electives  6
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
HESC 3443 Families in Crisis (Fa)3  
LSPN Elective3  
General Elective6  
HESC 4473 Multicultural Families (Fa)3  
SCWK 3163 On Death and Dying (Irregular)  3
LSPN Elective  3
General Electives  9
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
HESC 4423 Adult Development (Fa)3  
HESC 4463 Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions (Fa)3  
HESC 4493 Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families (Fa)3  
HESC 4763 Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development and Family Sciences I (Fa)3  
General Elective3  
CNED 3053 The Helping Relationship (Sp, Fa)  3
HESC 4443 Gerontology (Sp)  3
HESC 3453 Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa)  3
HESC 4773 Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development & Family Sciences II (Sp)  3
Year Total: 15 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Minor in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS-M)

Required Courses6
Life Span Development (Sp, Fa)
Family Relations (Sp, Fa)
Select four of the following:12
Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa)
and Infant and Toddler Development Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Child Development (Sp, Fa)
The Hospitalized Child: Child Life Programming (Sp)
Child Guidance (Sp, Fa)
and Child Guidance Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Family Financial Management (Sp, Fa)
Rural Sociology (Sp)
Adolescent Development (Odd years, Sp)
Families in Crisis (Fa)
Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa)
Adult Development (Fa)
Gerontology (Sp)
Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions (Fa)
Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families (Fa)
Environmental Sociology (Sp)
Total Hours18

Courses

HESC 1403. Life Span Development (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A broad overview of the physical, psychological, and social development of the individual from conception until death. Emphasis is on individual development in a family context. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC 1403H. Honors Life Span Development (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A broad overview of the physical, psychological, and social development of the individual from conception until death. Emphasis is on individual development in a family context. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC 1423. Observation and Foundations for Teaching Young Children (Fa). 3 Hours.

Designed to acquaint students with the historical importance of early childhood education, the recognized standards for practice, the variety of program models, and career opportunities available. Emphasis will be placed on theories, evidence-based practice, ethics, diversity, and professional preparation for this knowledge-based, skill-driven field. Students will also obtain knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to the care and education of young children.

HESC 1501. Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

History of human environmental sciences and breadth of its professional opportunities. Prerequisite: AMPD, HESC, HOSP, NUTR, HDFS majors only or departmental consent.

HESC 2401L. Infant and Toddler Development Laboratory (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

Introduction to infant and toddler development. Focus on observation and applied experience with children 0-3 documenting cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and social development, and demonstrating developmentally appropriate practice. Corequisite: HESC 2403. Prerequisite: HESC or HDFS majors or HDFS minors, or departmental consent.

HESC 2403. Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Infant and toddler development from conception through toddlerhood with emphasis on physical, emotional, social, language, and cognitive domains. Theoretical and research-based information will be applied to developmentally appropriate practice. Historical and future perspectives will be explored as will the expanding opportunities for professional work with infants and toddlers. Observations in care centers will be assigned. Corequisite: HESC 2401L. Prerequisite: HDFSBS Majors and HDFS-M, CATEBS-FCSE Majors, or by instructor consent.

HESC 2413. Family Relations (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Courtship, marriage, and parenthood in the United States, with attention to cultural and psychological factors which affect relations among family members. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC 2413H. Honors Family Relations (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Courtship, marriage, and parenthood in the United States, with attention to cultural and psychological factors which affect relations among family members. Lecture 3 hours per week.

This course is equivalent to HESC 2413.

HESC 2433. Child Development (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Theory, research, and application in physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of the child, studied in the biocultural context. Begins with prenatal development and continues through adolescence, with special emphasis on early and middle childhood. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003.

HESC 2443. The Hospitalized Child: Child Life Programming (Sp). 3 Hours.

Introduces child life programming in health care settings. Topics include: roles and expectations of a Child Life Specialist, importance of play, coping techniques, family advocacy, administration and professionalism. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC 2471L. Child Guidance Laboratory (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

Introduction to the guidance system. Focus on discipline techniques that are positive and age/stage appropriate for children ages 3-8. Corequisite: HESC 2473. Prerequisite: HESC 2433.

HESC 2473. Child Guidance (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the guidance system. Focus on discipline techniques that are positive and age/stage appropriate for children ages 3-8. Lecture 3 hours per week plus 1 hour demonstration. Corequisite: HESC 2471L. Prerequisite: HESC 2433.

HESC 2483. Family Financial Management (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Economic considerations of the family in a rapidly changing society. Family finance and consumer problems are emphasized.

HESC 255V. Special Topics (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Topics not covered in other courses or a more intensive study of specific topics in the specializations of human environmental sciences. May be repeated for degree credit.

HESC 2603. Rural Sociology (Sp). 3 Hours.

Meaning of sociology and sociological concepts with reference to rural society; interdependence of rural and urban population in ecological areas; institutions; social change and adjustment.

This course is cross-listed with HESC 2603H.

HESC 2603H. Rural Sociology (Sp). 3 Hours.

Meaning of sociology and sociological concepts with reference to rural society; interdependence of rural and urban population in ecological areas; institutions; social change and adjustment. Prerequisite: Honors standing.

This course is cross-listed with HESC 2603.

HESC 3423. Adolescent Development (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Physiological and psychological development of the older child and youth, from pre-adolescence to adulthood. Theories of adolescent development. Cross-cultural studies. Peer group influences. Some attention to pathological behaviors. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003.

HESC 3443. Families in Crisis (Fa). 3 Hours.

An interdisciplinary perspective on internal and external crises faced by contemporary families, including substance abuse, natural disasters and other crisis events. Students will explore the family processes during such experiences and develop strategies for stress management, coping, and recovery. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC 3453. Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Focus is on influence of parenting and family dynamics on individual development, especially factors in family life which contribute to normal psychological development. Topics include family values, the psychology of sex and pregnancy, the transition to parenthood, childbearing techniques, family influences on cognitive and social development, and changes in family relationships during the life cycle. Prerequisite: HDFS majors or HDFS minors only and HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003 and COMM 1313.

HESC 400V. Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HESC 4233. Childhood Obesity: Context and Preventions (Su). 3 Hours.

A multidisciplinary course that focuses on the context and prevention of childhood obesity. Directed readings and discussion will center on an ecological approach: identifying the problem(s) and behavioral and environmental factors and their interactions, as well as predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors, and action plan(s). The issue is addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective, including economics, marketing, child development, nutrition, and health behavior.

HESC 4233H. Honors Childhood Obesity: Context and Preventions (Su). 3 Hours.

A multidisciplinary course that focuses on the context and prevention of childhood obesity. Directed readings and discussion will center on an ecological approach: identifying the problem(s) and behavioral and environmental factors and their interactions, as well as predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors, and action plan(s). The issue is addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective, including economics, marketing, child development, nutrition, and health behavior.

This course is equivalent to HESC 4233.

HESC 4313. Building Family and Community Relationships (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course will help students interested in early childhood to value the role parents play in schools and the role schools play in a community. Various models of parent involvement will be explored. Students will plan a school-community collaborative which values diverse cultures. Prerequisite: HDFS majors or HDFS minors, or instructor consent.

HESC 4332. Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years (Sp). 2 Hours.

The course will introduce students to curriculum planning and assessment in programs serving children from birth to three years of age. Emphasis will be on responsive relationships and curriculum focused on routines and activities. Corequisite: HESC 4332L. Prerequisite: HESC 2403 and HESC 2401L.

HESC 4332L. Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years Laboratory (Sp). 2 Hours.

Laboratory. Corequisite: HESC 4332.

HESC 4342. Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa). 2 Hours.

Students will plan curriculum and assessment for children three years of age through kindergarten. Emphasis will be on professionalism, philosophy and a code of ethics. Students will interact with young children and facilitate learning and assessment experiences in a program for young children. Corequisite: HESC 4342L. Prerequisite: HESC 2473 and HESC 2471L.

HESC 4342L. Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa). 2 Hours.

Laboratory. Corequisite: HESC 4342.

HESC 4373. Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Programs (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course provides the student with interactive and observational experiences with young children in community-based early childhood programs. Prerequisite: HESC 4332, HESC 4332L, HESC 4342, and HESC 4342L.

HESC 4383. Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Program II (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course provides students with advanced interactive and observational experiences with young children in community-based early childhood programs.Prerequisite: HESC 4332 and HESC 4332L and HESC 4342 and HESC 4342L.

HESC 4413. Infancy: Brain, Learning and Social Cognition (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Investigation into how brain mechanisms interact with experience to provide the basis for learning and social cognition. Topics include face perception, motor cognition, imitation, joint attention and shared experience, empathy and altruism, theory of mind, social and moral cognition, language, memory, number, geometry and navigation, object representation, and executive function.Prerequisite: HESC 2433 or PSYC 3093.

HESC 4423. Adult Development (Fa). 3 Hours.

Examine individual development beginning with the transition adulthood through middle age; approximate age ranges are 18-60 years. Content focuses on physical, cognitive, psychological, and social changes that occur throughout this period of the life span. The impact of love, work, and family on men's and women's movement through the transitions that comprise adulthood are emphasized. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003 and junior standing.

HESC 4443. Gerontology (Sp). 3 Hours.

Physiological and psychological development of the aging individual, extended family relations, service networks for the elderly, and retirement activities. Some attention to housing and care needs of persons in advanced years. Lecture 3 hours per week. Seminar. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or (HESC 2413 or PSYC 2003 or SCWK 2133) and junior standing.

This course is cross-listed with GERO 4443.

HESC 4463. Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions (Fa). 3 Hours.

Planning, developing, operating, and evaluating programs in the helping professions, including child care and family-related agencies. Emphasis will be on administrators' roles as leaders in organizations. Topics include facilities, budget, staff development, and policy manuals. Prerequisite: HESC or HDFS majors or HDFS minors, or departmental consent.

HESC 4473. Multicultural Families (Fa). 3 Hours.

The course provides students with opportunities to gain awareness of their own cultures and families, reflect on families from a diverse array of cultures, and develop critical thinking skills needed to effectively engage with people and families from cultures different than their own. Prerequisite: HESC 2413.

HESC 4483. Internship in Human Development and Family Studies (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

The internship experience provides practical experience for students in settings that are designed to serve the needs of individuals and/or families across the life span. Students must work a minimum of 60 hours per credit hour in the setting. Must be taken no sooner than the summer following completion of junior year. May be taken for an additional 3 hours of elective credit if second experience is distinctly different from first internship. Prerequisite: GPA Greater or Equal to 2.75. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

HESC 4493. Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families (Fa). 3 Hours.

Public policy advocacy as related to children and family issues. Strategies for advocacy will be emphasized. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 2603 or SOCI 2013.

HESC 455V. Special Topics (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Topics not covered in other courses, a focused study of specific topics in the students' areas of concentration. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HESC 4603. Environmental Sociology (Sp). 3 Hours.

The course provides a social perspective on environmental issues. It examines the linkage between society, ecological systems and the physical environment. It provides conceptual framework(s) for analyzing environmental issues, considers the role of humans in environmental issues, and enhances understanding the complexity of the relationship between societal organization and environmental change.

This course is cross-listed with SOCI 4603, SUST 4603.

HESC 4763. Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development and Family Sciences I (Fa). 3 Hours.

This course is an introduction to analytical approaches to research in human environmental sciences and will examine the principles and practices underlying the development of knowledge in the field. Emphases in this course will be on conducting and evaluating research relevant to human development and family science majors. Students will become critical consumers of research and develop basic skills to design and interpret their own studies. Prerequisite: HDFS major.

HESC 4773. Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development & Family Sciences II (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course is an introduction to analytical approaches to research in human development and family sciences and will examine the principles and practices underlying the development of knowledge in the field. Emphases in this course will be on conducting and evaluating data analyses relevant to human environmental sciences majors. Students will become critical consumers of data and develop basic skills to analyze and interpret their own data. Prerequisite: HDFS major and HESC 4763.