Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Sciences

BHS 10100 – Working With Parents
An indepth look at working with parents and families in Early Childhood programs.

3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 10300 – Freshman Experience In Behavioral Sciences

This interdisciplinary course provides entering first-year students and transfer students with less than 60 credits an opportunity to become familiar with campus resources, academic life management, and discipline specific career exploration.

1.000 Credit hours

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BHS 20100 – Statistical Methods For The Behavioral Sciences

An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to the behavioral sciences. Not open to students with credit in PSY 50000.

3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 20200 – Infant And Toddler Supervised Experience

Experiential learning in infant and toddler classrooms.

3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 20300 – Advanced Infant/Toddler Curriculum

An advanced look at infant-toddler development and theories while focusing on setting up an appropriate curriculum for the classroom.

3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 20500 – Introduction to Family Dynamics

An examination of the interpersonal processes that take place within family contexts. Emphasis is on family dynamics with an extended focus on family interaction, family relationships, intimacy, conflict management and stages of family development. Also considered are linkages between family processes and the modern social environment and basic components of the research process.

3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 20600 – Infant And Toddler Supervised Experience

Directed in service teaching for infant and toddler settings. Course will focus on all aspects of planning and guidance of infants and toddlers, addressing overall curriculum, development and observational assessment.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 29000 – Topics In Behavioral Sciences

Variable credit, variable title course for group or individual study.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 37500 – Physical Aging, Health, And Behavior

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge concerning the effects of the aging process on physical systems of older adults. These systems include circulatory, respiratory, neurological, sensory, musculoskeletal, reproductive, etc. Students will also learn about acute and chronic illnesses, common among the elderly. The impact of physical health on mental health, medical treatment, and long-term care will be discussed.

3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 38000 – Disability And The Family Life Cycle

This course provides students with information related to working with the families of individuals with disabilities. It focuses on the bidirectional impact of individuals with disabilities and their families throughout the life cycle.

3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 38200 – Disability And Society

This course is designed to introduce students to disability from progressive and contemporary diversity perspectives. Students are introduced to an overview of disability history, theory, and current thinking in the field of disability studies. Students in this course will examine and analyze the service, support, and community contexts in which people with disabilities live, work, and participate. Students will also be exposed to experiential learning activities that focus on understanding the challenges faced by individuals with disability related to inclusion across an array of educational, social, political, and health related systems. Students will gain knowledge related to the range of disability policy and how it relates to professional issues for those working with individuals with disability.

3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 48400 – Genetic And Physiological Factors Underlying Developmental Disabilities

This course will explore the genetic and physiological factors that contribute to the expression of some common developmental disabilities. The course will begin with a 2-week unit that explores the process by which genes influence human development, including health and behavior. A second 2-week unit will cover pre-natal development, including: sensitive periods of development, teratogenic effects, genetic counseling, prenatal diagnostic tests, difficult births and the pre-term and small-for-date baby. The third unit (2-3 weeks) will focus on the physiology of the developing human nervous system during the prenatal period, infancy and early childhood. Development of the sensory systems will be given special attention. Approximately 9-10 weeks will be devoted to discussing the etiology, diagnosis (including differential diagnoses), treatment and prognosis of some of the major developmental disabilities. Discussion will include, but not be limited to: autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, delayed development, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, impaired vision, common Mendelian genetic disorders, neuromuscular disorders and various types of mental retardation.

3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 48600 – Seminar In Human Development And Disability

(PSY 48600) The Seminar On Human Development and Disability will expose students multiple perspectives related to the issues in human development and disability related issues. The purpose of the course is to provide an interdisciplinary experience for students preparing for work in the human services specifically with individuals with disability. Students will participate in a seminar originating at the Riley Child Development Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Students will participate in seminar presentations provided by pediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, special educators, and occupational therapists. Students will also gain experience in critiquing disability related research in the context of guided class discussions.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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BHS 49000 – Undergraduate Special Topics

Individual or group participation in supersived reading, laboratory experiences, field experiences, or research in special areas in Human Development and Family Studies.

0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

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