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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294

For students planning to pursue careers that involve working with people, this minor provides valuable knowledge about biopsychosocial development and family relationships and processes across the lifespan. Select courses are offered online at least one semester each academic year. This minor is particularly suitable for students majoring in fields such as communications, community health education, education, nursing, psychology, public health, recreation management, sociology, speech pathology and audiology.

After declaring the HDFS minor, students are required to meet with the HDFS program coordinator to discuss course selection and procedures for completing the minor.

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits
  HDFS 24011 Interpersonal Relationships and Families 3
  Development electives: choose from the following 6
KSS/DD GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology (3)  
  GERO 40656 Psychology of Aging (3)  
  HDFS 24012 Child Development (3)  
  HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence (3)  
  HDFS 44020 Adolescent Development 1 (3)  
  Choose from the following: 9
  HDFS 34031 Cultural Diversity (3)  
  HDFS 42092 Human Development and Family Studies Study Away Experience (3)  
  HDFS 44021 Family Intervention Across the Lifespan 1 (3)  
  HDFS 44022 Changing Roles of Men and Women (3)  
  HDFS 44023 Building Family Strengths 1 (3)  
  HDFS 44028 Parent-Child Relationships 1 (3)  
  HDFS 44029 Family Policy 1 (3)  
  HDFS 44032 Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting (3)  
  HDFS 44033 Community Outreach in Nonprofit Management (3)  
  HDFS 44034 Principles and Practices of Nonprofit Management (3)  
  HDFS 44036 General Case Management Methods 1 (3)  
  HDFS 44039 Bereavement, Trauma and Other Losses 1 (3)  
  1. Course has prerequisites outside of the program requirements, please contact the Department of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences for special approval.