Fall 2016 Courses
HDF 380K.3 Analyzing Development and Change
Prof. Edward Anderson, W 1-4:00pm. "Analyzing Development and Change” explores a variety of ways to model development and change in individuals or groups over time.
HDF 398T / 359H Supervised Teaching in Human Development and Family Sciences
Prof. Theodore Dix, Th 12:30-3:30 pm. Teaching under close supervision, group meetings, individual conferences, and reports.
HDF 395.1 Child and Adolescent Development
Prof. Deborah Jacobvitz, T 12:30-3:30 pm. "Child and Adolescent Development” is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the distinction between individual, relationships, family, and contextual levels of analyses. It provides an overview of key theories of individual and family development and explores the concepts of development including how to conceptualize and measure development and relationships over time. In the process, students will examine the connection between theoretical approaches and methodological approaches to research and sharpen students’ critical evaluation skills so that research on human development and family relationships can be read thoughtfully.
HDF 394 Educational Inequalities
Prof. Fatima Varner, M 1-4 pm. The purpose of this course is to explore the ways in which race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic resources intersect to influence the educational opportunities and outcomes of children & adolescents. Disparities in educational opportunities and outcomes have significant consequences for employment, income level, and other life opportunities. In the course, structural and psychological arguments that have been used to help explain between-group variation in academic achievement will be examined. Additionally, we will discuss factors that serve as assets and resources for minority youth in the educational domain and help explain within-group variation in educational outcomes. We will also examine interventions and policies designed to improve educational opportunities and outcomes, particularly for minority youth.
Spring 2017 Courses
HDF 395.3 Adult Development and Aging
Prof. Karen Fingerman. A multidisciplinary overview of adult development from young adulthood through old age. Examines major sociological, psychological, and biological theory and research in the field of adult development such as adult development and the aging process from cells to social security with an emphasis on social and emotional development, as well as psychological aspects of adult development.
HDF 380K.2 Foundational Statistics and Nested Models in Human Development and Family Sciences.
Prof. Marci Gleason. This course focuses on data organization and statistics used in the social behavioral sciences. It begins with a review of basic data management, inferential statistics, graphing, advanced regression, and ANOVA, then concludes with an introduction into the analysis of nested data.