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 Offered: Spring and Fall

HDFS 202 - Introduction to Families Units: 3

This course is a study of contemporary family life. Students are introduced to family research and theory and the family life cycle. The dynamics of family systems, including communication, gender issues, intimacy and love, marriage and divorce, sexuality, parenting, balancing work and family, diversity in family structure, and family stress are also explored.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

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 Offered: Spring and Fall