Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

HDFS 201 - Lifespan Human Development Units: 3

This course is the study of human growth and development from conception through death. All domains of development are studied including physical, cognitive, and social/emotional aspects of development.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

HDFS 202 - Introduction to Families Units: 3

Dynamics of development, interaction and intimacy of primary relationships in contextual and theoretical frameworks. Societal issues and choices facing diverse family systems.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

HDFS 232 - Diversity in Children Units: 3

This course focuses on the development of young children from birth through eight years old. It examines the typical and atypical physical, social/emotional, language and cognitive development of young children. The course is also a study of how children are diverse in many ways including language, culture, race, religion, ethnicity, gender/sexuality, family circumstance, and ability. Students explore their own understanding of diversity, multiculturalism, and tolerance and apply concepts of both child development and diversity to their own work with young children. Satisfies TMCC Diversity requirement.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL