CDFS

Child Development and Family Studies

CDFS 12500 – Children In Family Care
An introduction to issues concerning the care of young children, the course will focus on practices appropriate for a wide range of children in family settings.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 21000 – Introduction To Human Development

An introduction to the development of individuals from conception through adulthood and aging. Physical growth, social and emotional behavior, cognitive and language development are covered.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 21600 – Introduction To Early Childhood Education

A survey of early education programs, including center based, infant/toddler, after school, family child care, and kindergarten. Course will include consideration of the history & theory of early childhood programs; program routines and organization for the healthy intellectual, social & physical growth of young children; professional relationships with parents and staff.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 21700 – Issues In Early Childhood Education

Study promoting young children’s positive development in a group environment. Course will focus on the importance of providing developmentally appropriate practice, understanding children in a social context, and giving socio-emotional guidance. Issues will be discussed in the light of multicultural diversity (ethnicity/race, gender, language, special needs, etc.), inclusive education, and working with children’s parents/family.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 22800 – Developmental Infant And Toddler Care

Discussion of frameworks, principles and techniques for infant toddler programs; focusing on the role of healthy environments and nurturing relationships with adults.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 23500 – CDA Portfolio And Experience

Students must be regularly involved in an early care and education program. Students will prepare autobiograhical and goal statements, assemble resources and participate in discussion of issues in early care and education programs specifically geared to supporting the CDA program.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 30501 – Art, Music And Movement In Early Childhood

Course will focus on knowledge and teaching techniques for art, music and movement in early childhood. Students will develop resources, explore techniques, and learn to plan for artistic and aesthetic experiences, including art, music, and movement for young children of diverse backgrounds and needs. Experiences with art, music, and movement activities will enhance understanding of cognitive, social-emotional, physical and creative development through expressive activities. Discussions will include developmentally appropriate arts practices, teachers’ roles and working with arts specialists and parents.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 30800 – Language And Literature In Early Childhood

Curriculum for child care, private kindergarten, and other early childhood programs. Focus on language development, diversity in language, and language arts (includes children’s literature, puppets, flannelboards, storytelling, children’s poetry and fingerplays.) Includes teaching, lesson planning, and setting up the environment. Introduces the foundations of curriculum.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 31001 – Math, Science, And Social Studies In Early Childhood

Course will focus on planning and resources for young children’s cognitive, social-emotional and physical development through exploration of and interaction with materials, people and places. Students will plan logico-mathematical, physical, and social knowledge activities which are appropriate for children with diverse backgrounds and needs. In addition, students will consider the relationships between experiences with materials such as manipulatives, prop boxes, foods, and other sensory rich materials and with language and expressive activities. Unit plan, including curriculum webs, lessons, circle activities and transitions will be included.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 33201 – Child Care Administration

Principles and practices of administering early childhood programs, including philosophical foundations, licensing requirements, administrative and operational decisions, home-school communication and staff support.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 34000 – Teaching Very Young Children With Special Needs

This course emphasizes integrative, inclusive approaches to teaching very young children with special needs, and working with their families. It provides strategies for supporting social-emotional, motor, cognitive and communicative development within the context of the early childhood setting.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 35001 – Internship In Early Childhood Settings

A guided practical experience for students interested in working with young children. Students will spend 75 hours over the semester with children in a range of pre-kindergarten settings. Under the guidance of an on-site supervisor and the university instructor, the student will develop topics to explore, culminating in a student paper describing and documenting the experience. The internship will be documented with a portfolio that includes any planning or assessment activities, and a reflective paper on the topic. Note: This course must be taken after or in conjunction with one of the guided electives associated with the Early Childhood Development minor.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 35400 – Practicum In Early Childhood I

Directed teaching for early education settings with attention to developmentally appropriate guidance. Course will focus on interaction with individual children and small groups. Students will participate in classroom activity planning, documentation of children’s work and assessment.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 42100 – Children’s Social Development

An advanced theoretical course focused on issues related to children’s social development. The topics of attachment, autonomy, inititive, play, and developmentally appropriate child guidance will be explored within the context of social development.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 43101 – Techniques Of Human Assessment

An advanced study of the young child in the classroom. Course will include an in depth case study of an individual child with a focus on observing and documenting children’s work. Developmental assessment instruments and basic measurement theory will be discussed as it relates to teachers’ observational information.

3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 45501 – Practicum In Early Childhood II

Open only to Early Childhood Development majors. Directed teaching in early education settings with attention to classroom interaction. Course will include all aspects of classroom planning, work with larger groups, documentation and observational assessment, and portfolio development.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 45601 – Practicum With Infants And Toddlers

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

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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HDFS 46001 – Guided Self Study For Experienced ECD Teachers

This course is an alternative to Practicum II. It is designed for students who already have substantial experience leading early childhood classrooms. Students will consider issues that arise in their own classroom practice. They will propose and implement changes and reflect on the results. Prerequisite: Status as the lead or co-lead teacher in an early childhood setting for at least five years, with recommendation from supervisory staff.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 47000 – Supervised Experience In Early Childhood

Opportunity for students who already have bachelor degrees to consolidate foundational knowledge of early childhood development, and to obtain a guided practical experience.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 53000 – Theory And Practice In Early Childhood Programs

Focuses on a critical examination of the relations between theory and practice in early childhood programs. Special attention is given to programs for children from diverse linguistic, cultural, and economic backgrounds, and children with disabilities.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 55100 – Parenting Interventions

Critical examination of the design, implementation, and effects of programs aimed at promoting parents’ child-rearing competencies. Attention to diverse types of interventions, including programs focused on information dissemination, interpersonal relationships, and family support systems. Emphasis on the theoretical and empirical bases of program development decisions.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 58600 – Seminar In Human Development And Disability

The Seminar on Human Development and Disability will expose students to 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. Each class has a variety of professionals present on a topic they have expertise in (i.e. Autism, diagnostics, speech disabilities) and allows students to gain more in-depth knowledge about each topic and ask questions. There will be three scheduled field trips to allow students field experience in a human service agency including Riley Child Development Center in Indianapolis, IN.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 59000 – Special Problems

Special subjects for investigation and experiment according to the individual student’s interest and need. Permission of instructor required.

0.000 TO 5.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 60100 – Advanced Child Development

This course provides an overview of foundational and current developmental research on changes that occur within the individual throughout infancy, childhood, and early adolescence. Emphasis is given to processes and mechanisms that have been proposed to explain developmental changes. This course includes attention to social and cultural contexts within which individuals develop. Prerequisite: Graduate level course work in Child Development or Psychology.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 60200 – Advanced Family Studies

Integrative and comprehensive assessment of both classic and recent contributions in the field of family studies. Other topics include major theory and research, historical, current, and future critical issues in family studies. Prerequisite: 12 hours of social sciences including six hours of advanced undergraduate courses preparing student for the study of the family.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 60300 – Theories Of Family Therapy

An examination of the history of family therapy, major family therapy theorists, and therapy treatment modalities. Prerequisite: Graduate level course work in Child Development.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 60500 – Seminar In Family And The Life Course

Intensive critical analysis of research and theory regarding family development and life course analysis. Prerequisite: CDFS 60200.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 61500 – Research Methods In Child And Family Study

Basic research methods employed in the study of children and families are examined, including quantitative and qualitative designs, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. In the laboratory component, students are afforded supervised practice in the application of various methods using selected statistical analysis programs. Prerequisite: Graduate course in Statistics. Permission of instructor required.

0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 61800 – Program Development And Evaluation

The course will acquaint students with the life cycle of interventions deployed by a variety of organizations including human services, public administration, and non-profits. Program development emphases include needs assessment, the replication of evidence-based practice, theory of change and the use of logic methods, and grant writing. Program evaluation emphases include theoretical approaches to evaluation, the use of data and measures, and exposure to both formative and summative approaches to program evaluation.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 65700 – Social Constructionist Family Therapies

Investigation of theory, research, and practice of constructivist and social constructionist family therapies. Readings include a wide range of original work by major theorists, such as White, deShazer, and Anderson & Goolishian.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 65800 – Theories Of Affect Regulation And Attachment:Implications For Clinical Practice & Research

Investigation of the theories and research of affect regulation and attachment from a range of disciplines and how this material might be integrated into the theories, research, and practice of individual and family treatment/intervention. Prerequisite: CDFS 60300. Permission of instructor required.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 65900 – Family Therapy Of Addictions

Presents family therapy approaches to the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction. Emphasis on exploring a systemic biopsychosocial view of addictions and on the techniques that family therapists employ to disrupt patterns within abusing and addictive family systems. Prerequisite: CDFS 60300.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 66000 – Family Therapy Skills

Training of basic family therapy skills. Procedures are applied in practice groups and analogue situations.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 66300 – Structural And Strategic Family Therapies

Investigation of theory, research, and practice of structural and strategic family therapies. Readings will include a wide range of the original works of major theorists such as Erickson, Minuchin, Haley, Watzlawick, and Palazzoli.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 66400 – Behavioral, Experiential, And Communicational Family Therapies

Investigation of theory, research, and practice of behavioral, experiential, and communicational family therapies. Readings will include a wide range of original works of major theorists.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 66500 – Transgenerational And Specialized Family Therapies

Investigation of theory, research, and practice of transgenerational and specialized family therapies. Readings will include a wide range of original works of the major theorists. Prerequisite: CDFS 60300.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 66700 – Practicum In Marriage Counseling

Credit Hours: 3.00. Supervised counseling experience in working with premarital and marital problems. Permission of instructor required.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 66900 – Practicum In Family Therapy

Supervised counseling experience in family therapy.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 67000 – Human Sexuality

Study of the broad scope of human sexual development and expression. Particular attention devoted to literature on sexual behavior over the life cycle, alternate forms of sexual expression, law, ethics, and cross-cultural perspectives. Permission of instructor required.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 67100 – Sex Therapy

Examination of the literature, research, and theories related to therapeutic interventions for sexual concerns in relationships. Particular attention is given to systemic approaches and to the relationship between marital and sex therapy. Prerequisite: CDFS 67000. Permission of instructor required.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 67500 – Gender And Multicultural Perspectives In Marriage And Family Therapy

Increases students’ sensitivity and understanding of how the social construction of gender and culture impact their professional development and the process of family therapy. Scholarly investigation and self-exploration will be integrated by studying the current literature and by analyzing videotapes of movie clips, television shows, and therapy sessions. Prerequisite: CDFS 60300.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 67800 – Externship In Marriage And Family Therapy

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00 (West Lafayette) 3.00 to 9.00 (Calumet) Supervised clinical experience in marriage and family therapy at an approved externship site. Depending on the number of credit hours for which one is registered, will require 8-24 clinic hours and 3-9 experiential hours per week. Prerequisite: CDFS 66700, 66900. Permission of instructor required.

1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 68000 – Professional Issues For Child And Family Specialists

Professional issues involved in working with children and families. Questions of ethics, legal relationships, and value problems may be pursued, as may such pragmatic inquiries as the role of professional organizations and labor unions in these fields.

3.000 Credit hours

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CDFS 69800 – Research MS Thesis

Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required.

1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

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