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HDFS 5000 - Independent Study

Advanced study for qualified students who present suitable projects for intensive, independent investigation in human development and family studies.

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HDFS 5001 - Seminar

Seminar in professional orientation to the field of human development and family relations.

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HDFS 5001 - Seminar

Seminar in professional orientation to the field of human development and family relations.

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HDFS 5002 - Special Topics in Human Development and Family Studies

In-depth investigation of a recent issue of human development and family studies. With a change of topic, students may enroll up to four times for a maximum of 12 credits.

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HDFS 5002 - Special Topics in Human Development and Family Studies

In-depth investigation of a recent issue of human development and family studies. With a change of topic, students may enroll up to four times for a maximum of 12 credits.

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HDFS 5003 - Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies I

Family and human development procedures, research experience related to analyzing interpersonal interaction and developmental processes.

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HDFS 5003 - Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies I

Family and human development procedures, research experience related to analyzing interpersonal interaction and developmental processes.

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HDFS 5004 - Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies II

Advanced family and human development research methods; research design and underlying methodological issues in analyzing interpersonal interaction and developmental processes.

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HDFS 5004 - Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies II

Advanced family and human development research methods; research design and underlying methodological issues in analyzing interpersonal interaction and developmental processes.

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HDFS 5005 - Qualitative Research Methods in HDFS

Philosophical bases of qualitative research in the social sciences; developing qualitative strategies; including: existential-phenomenological, intensive interviews, participant observation, and textual analysis.

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HDFS 5005 - Qualitative Research Methods in HDFS

Philosophical bases of qualitative research in the social sciences; developing qualitative strategies; including: existential-phenomenological, intensive interviews, participant observation, and textual analysis.

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HDFS 5007 - Current Issues in Human Development and Family Studies

Focused presentation and discussion of an aspect of theory or methods related to advancing the field of human development and family studies. Open to graduate students in HDFS; others by permission. Repeatable for credit with change of topic for up to 12 credits

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HDFS 5010 - Practicum in University Teaching of Human Development and Family Studies

Supervised teaching of undergraduate courses in HDFS.

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HDFS 5020 - Culture, Health and Human Development

Introduction to current interdisciplinary approaches to the study of human development and health in the context of culture. An overview of theoretical approaches; presentations of current research by invited speakers, focusing on how to combine disciplinary perspectives and methods in order to build a new integrative science of health and development across and within cultures.

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HDFS 5021 - Culture, Health and Human Development

Introduction to current interdisciplinary approaches to the study of human development and health in the context of culture. An overview of theoretical approaches; presentations of current research by invited speakers, focusing on how to combine disciplinary perspectives and methods in order to build a new integrative science of health and development across and within cultures. Open to graduate students in Human Development and Family Studies, others with permission.

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HDFS 5030 - Research Practicum

Supervised research in Family Studies. May be repeated to a maximum of 24 credits.

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HDFS 5031 - Culture, Health and Human Development Project

Group discussion and guidance through planning, implementation, and write-up of a publishable research project in fulfillment of a core requirement for the Graduate Certificate in Culture, Health, and Human Development.

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HDFS 5032 - Research Seminar in Qualitative Methods

Discussion and application of qualitative methods as applied to students’ individueal ongoing research projects. HDFS 5005 is strongly recommended, but not required, as a prerequisite for this course. Participants must be currently conducting research using qualitative methods. Permission of the instructor is required.

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HDFS 5088 - Supervised Field Work in Family Development

Work in a community agency related to the field of family development. Open to graduate students in Human Development and Family Studies; others by permission.

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HDFS 5088 - Supervised Field Work in Family Development

Work in a community agency related to the field of family development. Open to graduate students in Human Development and Family Studies; others by permission.

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HDFS 5101 - Infant and Toddler Development

Contemporary theories and research on infant and toddler development; evaluation of prevention and intervention programs designed to address contemporary social issues facing infants/toddlers and their families.

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HDFS 5102 - Early and Middle Childhood Development

Theory and research related to early and middle childhood as a developmental period. Focus will be on topics such as executive functioning and cognitive development, language and literacy development, peer relations, gender roles, aggression, and prosocial behaviors, as well as on prevention and intervention programs designed to address contemporary social issues facing children and their families. Open to graduate students in Human Development and Family Studies, others by permission.

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HDFS 5103 - Adolescent Development

Adolescent development; understanding the various forces related to adolescent behavior.

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HDFS 5103 - Adolescent Development

Adolescent development; understanding the various forces related to adolescent behavior.

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HDFS 5110 - Families, Communities, and Positive Behavior Supports

Analysis of theory, research, systems, and curricula in Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) with emphasis on family and community partnerships. Interventions for problem behavior are examined across context and perspective. Open to graduate students in Human Development and Family Studies and related fields, and (with permission) to upper level undergraduates and those enrolled in the Honors Program.

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HDFS 5115 - Cultural Issues in Child Development

An examination of the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from a cultural perspective. Emphasis placed on infancy, socialization, theories of cognitive development, and schooling.

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HDFS 5130 - Current Topics in Early Childhood Education

In-depth investigation of a current issue in early childhood education (e.g., emergent literacy, diversity), with focus on recent research and application to classroom practice. Includes classroom observation and laboratory observation. With a change of topic, may be repeated once for credit.

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HDFS 5150 - Human Attachment Across the Lifespan

Theory and research on attachment, separation, trauma, and loss; lifespan approach to studying continuity or discontinuity from infant-parent attachment to peer-peer interactions to adult relationships.

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HDFS 5215 - Models and Concepts of Lifespan Human Development

Overview of approaches to understanding human development across the lifespan. Emphasis on models that cross disciplinary boundaries to explore development in social and cultural contexts.

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HDFS 5216 - Advanced Seminar in Theories of Human Development

Theoretical positions influencing the field of human development and empirical evaluation of these positions.

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HDFS 5232 - Research Seminar in Adult Development and Aging

Research models and approaches specific to studying development in the latter half of the lifespan. Development of individual research project.

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HDFS 5240 - Aging: Personality and Social Interaction

Patterns of adjustment to aging; continuity versus change in personality, role changes, and family relations of the elderly.

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HDFS 5242 - Aging in the Family

Theory, research and social issues affecting older families, developmental changes within aging families which impact on patterns of social interaction and support.

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HDFS 5244 - Housing for the Elderly

Housing types, adaptive accommodations, and emerging patterns of choice occurring in American society during middle-age and late adulthood; effects of economic and social changes as related to decision making by individuals about private and public living arrangements; design of research and evaluation methodology.

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HDFS 5247 - Social Gerontology

Societal aspects of aging, including the social psychological concomitants of adjustments, changing roles, and systems of social relationships.

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HDFS 5248 - Adaptation and Development in Adulthood

Young adulthood through middle-age with particular attention on transition episodes; stability and change in adult personality with attention to familial and other social relationships.

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HDFS 5250 - Close Relationships

Formation, maintenance, and dissolution of close relationships across the life span; relationships like courtship, marriage, parent-child, and friendships.

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HDFS 5255 - Living with Chronic or Life-threatening Illness

Chronic and/or life-threatening illness from diagnosis through long term management. Psychological, interpersonal, family, and ethical aspects of the chronic illness experience across the life span, in contexts for culture and health policy.

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HDFS 5269 - Gender Role Transitions and Conflicts Over the Lifespan

The identification and study of men’s and women’s gender role transitions and conflicts over the lifespan using psychosocial theory. Developmental stages and tasks are critically analyzed using psychological, sociological, multicultural, and gender role theories and research.

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HDFS 5277 - Human Sexuality

Human sexual behavior and attitudes.

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HDFS 5277 - Human Sexuality

Human sexual behavior and attitudes.

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HDFS 5310 - Patterns and Dynamics of Family Interaction

Readings and research concerning the family, stressing interpersonal processes and communication.

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HDFS 5310 - Patterns and Dynamics of Family Interaction

Readings and research concerning the family, stressing interpersonal processes and communication.

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HDFS 5311 - Theories of Family Development

Concepts and theories in the area of family development.

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HDFS 5312 - Diverse Families: Adaptations Across the Lifespan

An interdisciplinary examination of the issues and experiences of diverse families within sociological and psychological contexts and how factors such as race, ethnicity, and culture shape contemporary family life across the lifespan.

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HDFS 5320 - Special Issues in Family Development

Theory, research and practice applied to special issues in human development and family relations over the life span.

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HDFS 5321 - Seminar on Parent-Child Relations in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Research and theory regarding the antecedents and effects of major dimensions of parental behavior on child development in the U.S.A. and cross-culturally, parental warmth, control, punishment, and their interactions.

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HDFS 5340 - Prevention, Intervention, and Public Policy

Survey course of the theory, practice and science of primary prevention of human problems. Prevention concepts and case studies are presented. Students give analysis and critique of course content and develop personal and professional perspectives on prevention practice and possible social policy initiatives.

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HDFS 5341 - Gender Role Issues for Helping Professionals

Intensive review of gender role socialization in a workshop setting, emphasizing men’s and women’s gender role conflicts across the life span. Lectures, readings, discussions, self assessments, and media are used to explicate core concepts and themes.

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HDFS 5342 - Parent Education

Planning, implementation, and evaluation of parent education programs for individuals and groups. Development and use of materials for such programs.

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HDFS 5442 - Latina/o Health Disparities

Overview of health and health care issues among Latina/os in the United States with particular focus on health disparities.

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HDFS 5545 - Aging Policy and Programs

Existing programs at Federal, State, and Community levels as currently deployed under various Titles of the Older Americans Act, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; program objectives, scope, costs, and levels of delivery as they relate to identified needs of present and future groups of the elderly; use of policy-determining data and program evaluation methodologies.

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HDFS 5550 - Social Policy, Law, & Child Welfare

Application of theory and research on child development, family relations, and intervention/prevention practices to legal, policy and child welfare contexts.

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HDFS 5751 - Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy

Theoretical foundations of marriage and family therapy; basic principles of therapy, interactional patterns of marital dyads and families under stress; professional and ethical issues relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapy.

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HDFS 5752 - Building Cultural, Contextual, and Integrative Competencies in Marriage and Family Therapy I

Conceptual and applied learning and community immersion experiences that address the cultural, contextual, and integrative competencies considered necessary to serve effectively as marriage and family-therapy scientist/practitioners in today’s intercultural society.

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HDFS 5754 - Marriage Therapy

Marital interaction and therapy. Theory and technique of contemporary therapeutic approaches.

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HDFS 5756 - Family Therapy

Contemporary clinical conceptualizations of family interaction, major contributions to the development of family therapy as a unique discipline. Issues and problems commonly confronted in conducting family therapy.

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HDFS 5757 - Building Cultural, Contextual, and Integrative Competencies in Marriage and Family Therapy II

Conceptual and applied learning and community immersion experiences that address the cultural, contextual, and integrative competencies considered necessary to serve effectively as marriage and family-therapy scientist/practitioners in today’s intercultural society.

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HDFS 5759 - Case Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialized professional issues and professional problems in the practice of marriage and family therapy. Case material.

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HDFS 5761 - Introduction to Clinical Practice and Professional Issues

Clinical practice in the Center for Marital and Family Therapy and in approved clinical training centers. Classwork and supervised clinical practice required. Professionalism, ethics, confidentiality, therapeutic techniques, and procedures required for clinical practice.

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HDFS 5763 - Individual Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy

May be repeated to a maximum of 24 credits.

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HDFS 5764 - Clinical Assessment and Practice

Diagnosis and treatment of dysfunctional marital and family relationship patterns, nervous and mental disorders; major family therapy assessment methods and instruments.

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HDFS 5782 - Master’s Practicum I in Marriage and Family Therapy

Supervised group experience in marriage and family therapy related to clinical practice in the Humphrey Clinic for Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy or other approved clinical training centers. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits.

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HDFS 5790 - Theories and World Views Informing Marriage and Family Therapy

Underlying theories and conceptualizations informing marriage and family therapy.

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HDFS 5792 - Master’s Practicum II in Marriage and Family Therapy

Supervised group experience in marriage and family therapy related to clinical practice in the Humphrey Clinic for Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy or other approved clinical training centers. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits.

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HDFS 6710 - Family Therapy Research

Family therapy research methods; research design and methodological issues in analyzing treatment interventions, family interaction processes, and change.

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HDFS 6720 - Family Therapy Supervision

Major models and methods of marriage and family therapy supervision; ethical and legal responsibilities faced by marital and family therapy supervisors. Development of perceptual, conceptual, and executive skills needed to supervise and train practitioners in the field of marriage and family therapy.

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HDFS 6730 - Advanced Family Therapy

Current trends and issues in the field of family therapy; integration of clinical theory, research, and practice.

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HDFS 6792 - Doctoral Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy

Supervised group experience in marriage and family therapy related to clinical practice in the Humphrey Clinic for Individual, Couple and Family Therapy or other approved clinical training centers, May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

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HDFS 6895 - Internship in Marital and Family Therapy

Nine to twelve month period of full-time clinical experience in a cooperating institution. Open only with consent of instructor to students of advanced standing in marital and family therapy. Offered at approved clinical training centers. The student assumes a full range of professional responsibilities associated with practice of marital and family therapy. Minimum of 500 hours of direct client contact and receipt of 100 hours of supervision.

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