human development and family studies

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Bachelor of Science in HDF

Curriculum

Download the HDF Curriculum Sheet (PDF)  | ECE_Curriculum_Sheet 2.1.14(WORD)

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Course Descriptions  |  Learning Outcomes

To become an HDF major, you must first complete the following courses with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better:

  1. HDF 200 or 201
  2. 3 credit General Education course in Social & Behavioral Science (A2)
  3. 3 credit  General Education course in Writing Effectively (B1)
  4. 3 credit General Education  course in Mathematical Strategies (B3)

Program Requirements

A minimum of 120 credits are required to graduate, to be completed as follows:

General Education Requirements (40 credits)

Click on link here for General Education Requirement: http://web.uri.edu/advising/2014/01/10/human-development-family-studies-b-s/

Core Courses (16 credits)

  • HDF 180: Personal and Career Development (1)
  • HDF 200: Life Span Development I (3)
  • HDF 201: Life Span Development II (3)
  • HDF 202: Research in Human Development & Family Studies (3)
  • HDF 205: Family Financial Issues Across the Life Span (3)
  • HDF 230: Marriage and Family Relationships (3)

Early Field Experiences (7-8 credits) – Choose two of the following:

  • HDF 203: Introduction to Work with Young Children (4)
  • HDF 306: Infant Development (4)
  • HDF 310: Adolescent Development (3) AND Field Experience 311 (1)
  • HDF 312: Adult Development (3-4)
  • HDF 314: Introduction to Gerontology (4)

Professional Content Area (12 credits) – Take any four courses from one area:

Child Settings


HDF 301: Early Childhood Curriculum (3-4)
HDF 302: Children’s Literature (3)
HDF 305: Involving Families in Diverse Early Childhood Settings (3)
HDF 357: Family and Community Health (3)
HDF 400: Advanced Seminar in Child Dev (3)
HDF 420: Early Language and Literacy (3)
HDF 430: Family Interaction (3)
HDF 432: Perspectives on Parenting (3)
HDF 434: Children and Families in Poverty (3)
HDF 455: Assessment of Young Children (3)

 

Family and Community Settings

HDF 318G: Health & Wealth (3)
HDF 357: Family and Community Health (3)

HDF/PSC 405:Policy Issues in Health & Aging(3)
HDF 418: Personal Finance (3)
HDF 421: Death, Dying & Bereavement (3)
HDF 428: Consumer Protection (3)
HDF 430: Family Interaction (3)
HDF 431: Family and the Elderly (3)
HDF 432: Perspectives on Parenting (3)
HDF 433: Family Life Education (3)
HDF 434: Children & Families in Poverty (3)
HDF 437: Law & Families in the U.S. (3)
HDF 440: Environmental Context of Aging (3)

 

Family Finance
HDF 418: Personal Finance (3)
HDF 424: Applications of Pers Finance (3)
HDF 428: Consumer Protection (3)
HDF 434: Children & Families in Poverty (3)HDF 318G Health & Wealth (3)

 

 

 

 

Professional Electives (12 credits)
HDF 450: Introduction to Counseling, and three courses to be planned with your academic advisor.

HDF 480/481 Senior Internship (6-13 credits) 
To be take after completion of 90 credits and all core and early field experiences courses.

Free Electives (17-31 credits)

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