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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

HDCF
Human Development - Child & Family


HDCF 138   SURVEY OF FAMILY FINANCE AND CONSUMER ISSUES

HDCF 150IS INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING: LIFESPAN 

HDCF 160   EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

HDCF 218   FASHION AND TEXTILES

HDCF 219   APPAREL CONSTRUCTION

HDCF 239   CONTEMPORARY CONSUMER ISSUES

HDCF 250   SIGN LANGUAGE FOR EDUCATORS

HDCF 261   ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING

HDCF 263   RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILY SYSTEMS

HDCF 271   EARLY CHILDHOOD PARAPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HDCF 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

HDCF 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

HDCF 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY 

HDCF 319   THEORIES AND SKILLS FOR HELPING RELATIONSHIPS

HDCF 335   CURR DEV FMLY & CONSUM SCI ED

HDCF 338   PERSONAL AND FAMILY FINANCE I

HDCF 339   PERSONAL AND FAMILY FINANCE II

HDCF 342   FAMILY FINANCIAL COUNSELING

HDCF 344   CONTEMPORARY HOUSING TOPICS AND ISSUES

HDCF 350   ENVIRONMENTS AND MANAGEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 

HDCF 352   CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

HDCF 356   EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

HDCF 357   EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN LABORATORY

HDCF 360   ADULT DEVELOPMENT & AGING

HDCF 362   DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, AND WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN

HDCF 371   RESEARCH METHODS IN HHD

HDCF 425R  FAMILY LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY

HDCF 429   SM BUS OPER IN HHD

HDCF 432   SOCIAL COMPETENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

HDCF 435   CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION

HDCF 437   MANAGING WORK AND FAMILY

HDCF 440   PARENTING

HDCF 442   LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

HDCF 447   FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION

HDCF 454   PRACTICUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 

HDCF 455R  ADMINISTRATION OF HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS

HDCF 458   ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

HDCF 459   CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT

HDCF 464   GENDER, RACE, CLASS, AND FAMILY DIVERSITY

HDCF 466   HEALTH & MOVEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

HDCF 474   SENIOR SEMINAR-PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

HDCF 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

HDCF 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

HDCF 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

HDCF 494   SEMINAR

HDCF 498   INTERNSHIP

HDCF 555   CURRENT RESEARCH IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

HDCF 556   EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE

HDCF 563   MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS

HDCF 572   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM

HDCF 575   RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

HDCF 588   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

HDCF 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

HDCF 590   MASTER'S THESIS

HDCF 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

HDCF 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

HDCF 594   SEMINAR

HDCF 598   INTERNSHIP



Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

HDCF 138 SURVEY OF FAMILY FINANCE AND CONSUMER ISSUES
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- If you need to make dollars last throughout the semester, this class is for you! The course combines some basic economics with how to's of becoming financially literate. Covers earning, using credit, spending plans, avoiding fraud, and financial planning.

HDCF 150IS INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING: LIFESPAN
F,S, Su on demand 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Examination of individual growth, development, and well-being within families across the lifespan from conception to death. Emphasis on classical and contemporary individual, developmental, and family theories, current research, and practical applications for practitioners, teachers, and parents.

HDCF 160 EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- This course focuses on the development of children in early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence. Cognitive, psychosocial, moral and physical domains are examined in addition to developmental processes related to culture, gender, SES, ethnicity and education. Theory, research and application for practitioners are emphasized.

HDCF 218 FASHION AND TEXTILES
S alternate years, offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Methods of teaching textiles and apparel; wardrobe management: planning, selection, and purchase; design principles including color, lines, and emphasis; and the care of clothing and types and characteristics of fibers, production and properties of fabrics.

HDCF 219 APPAREL CONSTRUCTION
S alternate years, offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
-- Students will learn how to construct basic apparel. Emphasis will be placed on pattern reading and state-of-the-art construction techniques. A second emphasis will be on pedagogy techniques related to the construction of apparel and other items.

HDCF 239 CONTEMPORARY CONSUMER ISSUES
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 138 or consent of instructor.
-- Theories of consumer economics will be introduced and applied to current consumer issues such as housing, food, health care, and energy.

HDCF 250 SIGN LANGUAGE FOR EDUCATORS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Provides Level I skill acquisition in sign language to meet federal demand for inclusion practices in ECE and public school settings for hearing impaired, cognitive and language disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, etc.

HDCF 261 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 150 or HDCF 160 for majors, and social science core for nonmajors.
-- Focus on the adult stages of the life span and families with adult children; issues include intergenerational relationships; gender differences in individual, family, and career development; and the demographic and economic consequences of an aging population.

HDCF 263 RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILY SYSTEMS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing.
-- Relationship development across the life cycle from a family systems perspective. Relationship dynamics through major relationship transitions including couple formation, cohabitation, marriage, parenthood, death, divorce, and remarriage will be examined. The diversity of family experiences will be emphasized.

HDCF 271 EARLY CHILDHOOD PARAPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
F, S 1 cr. LAB 1.
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 160, sophomore standing and consent of instructor.
-- Work directly with young children, learn and use strategies of positive and supportive interactions with teachers, families, and children. Form foundational understanding of the complex roles of early childhood educators.

HDCF 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

HDCF 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

HDCF 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

HDCF 319 THEORIES AND SKILLS FOR HELPING RELATIONSHIPS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in Health and Human Development major or consent of instructor.
-- An introduction to various family, consumer science, and counseling theories, skills, and modalities. An overview of the helping profession. Development of interpersonal and professional skills for working with others.

HDCF 335 CURR DEV FMLY & CONSUM SCI ED
S
PREREQUISITE: EDU 497
-- How to plan, develop, teach, supervise, and evaluate programs in family and consumer sciences education. A second focus will be to learn about responsible actions and decision making as leaders in family, community, and work settings through the use of FCCLA.

HDCF 338 PERSONAL AND FAMILY FINANCE I
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 138, M core, or permission of instructor.
-- Planned use of financial resources to meet the goals of individuals and families. Concepts include time value of money concepts, credit, budgeting, risk management, taxation and basic investments. First in a series of courses to prepare students for the accredited financial counselors exams.

HDCF 339 PERSONAL AND FAMILY FINANCE II
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 338.
-- In-depth analysis for individuals and families in risk management, retirement planning, estate planning, and investment and portfolio management.

HDCF 342 FAMILY FINANCIAL COUNSELING
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 338, HDCF 339, or permission from instructor
-- Counseling practices are introduced and applied to individuals and families who are facing financial difficulties. Case studies and role playing will be incorporated into course materials.

HDCF 344 CONTEMPORARY HOUSING TOPICS AND ISSUES
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 138 or permission from instructor
-- A survey course of housing issues from families and consumers. Among the topics to be covered are: housing design for human needs, affordability and availability issues, safety issues, and demographic influences on housing choices.

HDCF 350 ENVIRONMENTS AND MANAGEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 271 and junior standing.
-- Current issues, research, theory, and practice related to planning and preparing learning environments for young children. Management principles including developmentally appropriate practices, promoting positive guidance, teacher-child relationships, learning environments in early childhood settings, nurturing diversity and social justice, promoting positive guidance, family-school relationships, ethics and professionalism.

HDCF 352 CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 350
-- Curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation in early childhood classrooms. Laboratory experience in an early childhood classroom is required.

HDCF 356 EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Completion of all 100- and 200-level courses with a grade of C or better, and has attained junior standing in the major, and consent of instructor.
-- Categories of exceptionality and implications for educators. Historical, societal, familial and educational attitudes; legal requirements of Preschool Amendments, IDEA and ADA including IEPs, IFSPs, 504s, FBAs, and BIPs. Identification, intervention, and best practices including UDL and RTI.

HDCF 357 EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN LABORATORY
F,S 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Completion of HDCF 356 with a C or better and junior standing in the major and consent of the instructor.
COREQUISITE: HDCF 356 and junior standing in the major and consent of the instructor.
-- Direct experience with children and adolescents with special needs in infant-preschool settings, public schools, and community-based settings.

HDCF 360 ADULT DEVELOPMENT & AGING
S
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 150 or HDCF 160 for majors and social science core for nonmajors.
-- Focus on the adult stages of the life span and families with adult children; issues include intergenerational relationships; gender differences in individual, family, and career development; and the demographic and economic consequences of an aging population.

HDCF 362 DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, AND WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN
Su on demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in major.
-- The course emphasizes well-being indicators in Native American children from a developmental, educational, and community perspective. Exploration and understanding of deficit models and strength models of well-being are examined within the context of tribal communities.

HDCF 371 RESEARCH METHODS IN HHD
F,S,Su On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Math core completed with a grade of C or better and junior standing in major.
--Prepares HHD students to become informed consumers of research. Research principles for both quantitative and qualitative research are covered. Readings and other class materials ensure that students will understand how research in HHD enriches human well-being.

HDCF 425R FAMILY LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 263, HDCF 371 or equivalent, junior standing or permission of instructor.
-- An in-depth review of current laws and public policies impacting family well-being including marriage, domestic partnership, divorce, child custody, welfare, foster care, ICWA, and adoption. The impact of workplace and health care policies on families is also examined.

HDCF 429 SM BUS OPER IN HHD
S
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 138.
-- This course introduces basic finance, accounting, marketing, and management concepts for owning and operating a successful small family-owned business. Special attention is given to small, family-owned businesses involving areas of study in health and human development.

HDCF 432 SOCIAL COMPETENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
F, alternate years, offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in major or consent of instructor.
-- Understanding social competence in young children in relation to familial, social and cultural contexts. Development of social skills, self-concept, peers and friendships, emotional development and resiliency.

HDCF 435 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 497.
-- How to plan, develop, teach, supervise, and evaluate programs in family and consumer sciences education. A second focus will be to learn about responsible actions and decision making as leaders in family, community, and work settings through the use of FCCLA.

HDCF 437 MANAGING WORK AND FAMILY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 497
-- This course focuses on how families acquire and use resources from work and the household to meet family goals and demands. Special attention to managing the dual demands of work and family in relation to the family's time, money, marital, and child-rearing responsibilities.

HDCF 440 PARENTING
S, Su on demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITES: HDCF 263 and HDCF 371.
-- Examines parenting processes and parent-child relationships based on scientific study of child development and family relations. Diverse parenting issues (e.g., parenting through divorce; parental stress and adaptation) will be explored across the lifespan using family systems and ecological frameworks.

HDCF 442 LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
F alternate years, offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITES: Junior standing in major or consent of instructor.
-- The course will focus on the development of literacy from birth to eight by integrating early childhood education and community literacy into a unified approach to literacy that supports early childhood education and family literacy. Scientifically-based reading/literacy research, policy and advocacy, literacy development in children and adults, learning environments, community supports and identification and development of early literacy materials.

HDCF 447 FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION
F 3 cr. RCT/DIS 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 371 and junior standing in the major.
-- Students will gain an understanding of the general philosophy and broad principles of family life education in conjunction with the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate such educational programs. This course will be taught in accordance with the guidelines from the National Council of Family Relations on becoming a Certified Family Life Educator.

HDCF 454 PRACTICUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
F,S 3 - 6 cr. LAB Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing in major and student teaching applicant screening required.
-- Senior capstone course. Supervised experience in programs for young children. Students will be responsible for lesson planning, teaching, supervising, and evaluation of young children in an NAEYC-accredited classroom.

HDCF 455R ADMINISTRATION OF HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 371 and senior standing.
-- Knowledge and skills necessary for establishing and administering various human service programs including early childhood, youth, family, and agency settings. Students will design a program including preparation of a grant application.

HDCF 458 ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION
F,S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Completion of HDCF 356 with a C or better and senior standing in the major and consent of the instructor.
-- Knowledge, application and interpretation of data in formal and informal assessment instruments; formal report writing; psychometrics; CST, IEP, IFSP, 504, FBA parent and professional roles. Linking assessment data with intervention techniques. Direct experience with children and families required.

HDCF 459 CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT
On demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing.
-- This course will present an overview of philosophical and procedural components as well as practical applications for providing addictions services: professional characteristics, ethical and legal issues, care options, helping processes, care styles, and case management.

HDCF 464 GENDER, RACE, CLASS, AND FAMILY DIVERSITY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 263, HDCF 371 or equivalent, and senior standing or permission of instructor.
-- Examines gender, race, social class, and diversity in family life as well as the intersections of gender, race, class, and other variables, such as geographic location (rural, urban) and household composition, using family systems, ecological, cultural, and feminist frameworks.

HDCF 466 HEALTH & MOVEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
F, alternate years, offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1.
-- This course will focus on developmentally appropriate movement and health related activities in early childhood education including: designing physical activity programs and effective movement curricula in early childhood settings, appropriate teaching practices, understanding movement concepts, and helping guide children in becoming physically active and healthy for a lifetime.

HDCF 474 SENIOR SEMINAR-PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
S,Su 4 cr. LEC 1 LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 371 and screening procedures as specified on the Health and Human Development web site.
-- Senior capstone course. Establishing a professional identity and transitioning to a career in the field of early childhood education and child services and family and consumer sciences. The lab section of this course will entail the scientific application of family and consumer sciences theory and methods. In consultation with course instructor, students will participate in a lab assignment.

HDCF 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Maximum 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

HDCF 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

HDCF 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
F,S,Su 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

HDCF 494 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level that are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting class materials.

HDCF 498 INTERNSHIP
F,S,Su 1 - 12 cr. IND.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.
-- An individualized assignment with a professional agency to provide a guided field experience. All students must receive department permission prior to registration.

HDCF 555 CURRENT RESEARCH IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
On demand 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Current research, issues and trends in child and adolescent development are examined.

HDCF 556 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE
On demand 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: Upper division course work in early child education or elementary education.
-- To introduce the history, framework, concepts, and critiques of constructivism in early childhood education; to understand recent trends in constructivist early childhood research, theory, and practice; to apply practices in early childhood education to program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

HDCF 563 MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- This course explores the relationships between social organizations, processes of historical change, social stratification (race, gender, sexuality), individuals and family structure.

HDCF 572 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM
F,S 2 - 6 cr. LAB Maximum 9 cr.
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 554, HDCF 555, graduate standing and consent of instructor.
-- Practicum experience in the field of human development.

HDCF 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND, Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

HDCF 588 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. May be repeated; Maximum 3 cr.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

HDCF 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 1-3 cr. TUT Maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of committee chair.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

HDCF 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.
-- Directed graduate research/creative activity.

HDCF 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Course not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

HDCF 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
F,S,Su 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

HDCF 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level that are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

HDCF 598 INTERNSHIP
F,S,Su 2 - 12 cr. IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

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