University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions

Family Relations and Human Development

Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition.

These courses support three majors offered by the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition: Child Studies, Family and Social Relations, and Gerontology.

FRHD*1010 Human Development F(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to the study of the development of the individual throughout the life cycle. Emphasis will be placed on the interrelationships between physiological, sociological and psychological aspects of normal human development. (Also offered through distance education format.)

FRHD*2010 Couple and Family Relationships W(3-0) [0.50]

A survey of family dynamics throughout the life course, emphasizing themes of power, intimacy and family diversity. Topics may include; gender socialization, sexuality, mate selection, communication, abuse, couple interaction, parent-child relations, divorce, remarriage. (Also offered through distance education format.)

Prerequisites: FRHD*1010 or (PSYC*1200, SOC*1100)

FRHD*2040 Play and Programming for Young Children W(2-2) [0.50]

This course will examine the elements involved in planning and implementing quality play-based programs for young children. Some of the issues include: the role of the teacher, meeting developmental needs, the materials and the organization of the environment, and instructional strategies. The course will involve a workshop component.

Prerequisites: FRHD*2260, FRHD*2270
Exclusions: CSTU*2040

FRHD*2060 Adult Development and Aging W(3-0) [0.50]

An overview of major theoretical approaches, research issues and methodologies, and significant research findings which relate to adult development and aging.

Prerequisites: 1 of FRHD*1010, PSYC*1200, SOC*1100
Exclusions: PSYC*2060

FRHD*2100 Development of Human Sexuality F(3-0) [0.50]

A social scientific analysis of human sexuality. Emphasis will be placed on the development of sexuality within an interpersonal context. (Also offered through distance education format.)

Prerequisites: 5.00 credits including at least 1 of FRHD*1010, PSYC*1100, PSYC*1200, SOC*1100

FRHD*2110 The Exceptional Child in the Family W(3-0) [0.50]

An overview of childhood exceptionalities including intellectual differences, communication disorders, sensory impairments, developmental and behaviour disorders, and health problems. Issues faced by the exceptional child as well as the parents and siblings are discussed. (Also offered through distance education format.)

Prerequisites: (FRHD*2270 or PSYC*2450), FRHD*2010
Exclusions: CSTU*2110

FRHD*2260 Infant Development W(3-0) [0.50]

An examination of developmental principles and milestones characterizing infant development from conception to 24 months. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the nature of the reciprocal family-infant interactions during this period, and on the societal context influencing those interactions. (Also offered through distance education format.)

Prerequisites: PSYC*1200, SOC*1100
Exclusions: CSTU*2260

FRHD*2270 Development in Early and Middle Childhood F(3-0) [0.50]

Examination of development in the early and middle childhood years, with emphasis on family and societal contexts.

Prerequisites: FRHD*1010 or (PSYC*1200, SOC*1100)
Exclusions: CSTU*2270

FRHD*3040 Parenting: Research and Applications F(3-0) [0.50]

A study of research concerning parent-child relationships, primarily in North American society.

Prerequisites: FRHD*2010, (FRHD*2270 or PSYC*2450)

FRHD*3060 Principles of Social Gerontology F(3-0) [0.50]

A study of social and health aspects of individual and population aging, including theories and implications for understanding and working with the elderly.

Prerequisites: 10.00 credits including 1 of SOAN*3100, FRHD*2010, SOC*3100

FRHD*3070 Research Methods - Family Studies F(2-2) [0.50]

A critical examination of research methods in family studies.

Prerequisites: 10.00 credits

FRHD*3080 Adolescent Development W(3-0) [0.50]

An examination of psychosocial development in adolescence, emphasizing physiological, social and emotional changes. (Also offered through distance education format.)

Prerequisites: FRHD*2260 or FRHD*2270 or PSYC*2450
Exclusions: CSTU*3080

FRHD*3090 Child and Family Poverty W(3-0) [0.50]

An examination of the research dealing with children for whom environmental conditions constitute a serious impediment to later development; a consideration of appropriate policies and practices.

Prerequisites: FRHD*2110, NUTR*1010
Exclusions: CSTU*3100

FRHD*3120 Families in Canadian Context W(3-0) [0.50]

Canadian families are studied from a structural perspective and are placed in social and historical context. Topics include structural variations in family form, work roles within and outside the family, the structural significance of marriage and parenthood, and social policies affecting families.

Prerequisites: FRHD*2010

FRHD*3160 Principles of Assessment and Intervention W(2-2) [0.50]

Principles and theories of assessment and evaluation as these relate to the child, the family and to child oriented intervention, educational and social service programs.

Prerequisites: FRHD*2110, FRHD*3070
Exclusions: CSTU*3160

FRHD*3170 Practicum--Child Studies I F,W(3-8) [0.50]

Seminar and supervised experience with children. The practicum will be designed to demonstrate the application of theory studied earlier in the program. It will also provide opportunities for working directly with young people while examining such topics as the role of the teacher, teacher-child interaction, and program implementation. Students wishing to enroll in this course must consult with the instructor during course selection.

Prerequisites: FRHD*2010, FRHD*2040, NUTR*1010
Exclusions: CSTU*3170

FRHD*3400 Communication in Family Consultation S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Examination and analysis of the theories and methods of communication as applied within the processes of family counselling and consultation.

Prerequisites: 10.00 credits including FRHD*2010

FRHD*4020 Family Theory F(3-0) [0.50]

An analysis of theoretical approaches and concepts in the study of the family.

Prerequisites: 12.50 credits including FRHD*2010

FRHD*4061/2 Practicum - Family Studies F(2-8)/W(2-8) [2.00]

Seminar and supervised field placement in health and social service agencies. The practicum and seminar will further develop and expand students' helping roles in agencies and the integration and application of theoretical knowledge from previous course work with practice. Students wishing to enrol in this course must consult with the instructor during the course selection period.

This is a two-semester course. When you select it, you will be assigned to FRHD*4061 in the Fall semester and FRHD*4062 in the Winter semester.

Prerequisites: FRHD*3400

FRHD*4070 to FRHD*4090 Topics in Family Relations and Human Development (3-0) [0.50]

Lecture-discussion or seminar on a selected topic in family studies. To be conducted by regular or visiting faculty with expertise in the area. Students should check with the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition to determine what topic will be offered during specific semesters and which prerequisites, if any, are appropriate.

FRHD*4100 Dynamics of Group and Family Functioning F(2-2) [0.50]

An exploration of group processes through participation and laboratory groups. Group theory and current techniques used in group and family counselling will also be reviewed in lectures. Primarily for Family and Social Relations majors.

Prerequisites: FRHD*3040 or FRHD*3400, PSYC*2310 is recommended

FRHD*4130 Issues in Child and Family Welfare F,W(3-0) [0.50]

A critical examination of some current issues (e.g. child abuse, single parent families, delinquency) in child and family welfare. Special attention is given to the agencies which deal with the social problems of children and families.

Prerequisites: FRHD*3040
Exclusions: CSTU*4000

FRHD*4160 Issues in Social Gerontology F(3-0) [0.50]

A critical examination of selected issues affecting the well-being of the elderly in Canada. Topics will include such issues as the nature and types of community support systems for the aged, and institutionalization and its alternatives.

Prerequisites: FRHD*3060

FRHD*4170 Practicum--Child Studies II F,W(4:16) [1.00]

Seminar and experience with children in an appropriate field setting to be assigned by the department. Emphasis will be upon developing, implementing and evaluating program plans for children in educational and community settings. Students will acquire communication and interactive skills with children and adults. Students wishing to enrol in the course must consult with the course instructor during the course selection period.

Prerequisites: FRHD*3170
Exclusions: FRHD*4151:2

FRHD*4200 Issues in Human Sexuality W(3-0) [0.50]

An advanced analysis of sexual development. Specific attention will be given to sexual problems, and the concepts, methods and issues associated with sex education and counselling.

Prerequisites: FRHD*2010, FRHD*2100 and 1.00 credit at the 3000 level in Family and Social Relations, Psychology or Sociology

FRHD*4210 Senior Seminar in Early Education and Care F(3-0) [0.50]

The study of the historical and philosophical basis of programs for young children evaluated from a developmental perspective. Emphasis will be on current approaches and programs and contemporary issues in early childhood programming.

Prerequisites: FRHD*3170
Formerly: CSTU*4210

FRHD*4220 Senior Seminar on the Exceptional Child W(3-0) [0.50]

Reports and seminar discussion of current topics relating to the exceptional child. The Seminar will integrate the knowledge gained from previous courses and recent research papers.

Prerequisites: FRHD*2110, FRHD*4130
Exclusions: CSTU*4200

FRHD*4260 The Aged, Family Relations, and Social Policy W(3-0) [0.50]

An examination of aging and adult development in relation to social policy with special reference to families.

Prerequisites: FRHD*3060

FRHD*4270 Administration of Programs for Children and Youth W(3-0) [0.50]

A study of the roles and responsibilities of administrators in programs for children and youth with emphasis on the development of appropriate policies and procedures; management of human and financial resources; and internal and external communication within the context of multidisciplinary settings. Attention will be given to quality assurance, professional ethics, and continuing professional development.

Prerequisites: 15.00 credits including FRHD*2040, FRHD*3170
Exclusions: CSTU*4270

FRHD*4300 Observational Methods W(3-0) [0.50]

An examination of direct observation as a strategy for collecting information on behaviour in research and applied settings. Students will obtain training in the theory and skills of observing, recording, interpreting data and communicating findings in written reports. Examples from the study of children's social development will be emphasized.

Prerequisites: (1 of FRHD*2260, FRHD*2270, PSYC*2450), (FRHD*3070 or PSYC*2360 )
Exclusions: CSTU*4300

FRHD*4810 Thesis I (3-0) [0.50]

Planning, developing and writing a research proposal under individual faculty supervision. Topic to be decided by the student in consultation with the supervisory faculty member before she/he may course select or register for the course.

Prerequisites: FRHD*3070, consent of the instructor is required
Exclusions: CSTU*4810

FRHD*4910 Thesis II (6-0) [1.00]

The student will conduct and write an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a faculty member.

Prerequisites: FRHD*4810
Exclusions: FRHD*4911:2

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