Recommended Academic Plan for Human Development and Family Studies/Life Span Developmental Sciences (HD FS/LSDS at University Park)

Effective Summer 2006

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 (GWS) - Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015 (GWS)

or ENGL 030 (GWS) - Honors Freshman Composition

ENGL 030 (GWS)

or ENGL/CAS 137H (GWS) - Rhetoric and Civic Life INotes for: ENGL/CAS 137H (GWS)

ENGL/CAS 137H (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
3
HD FS 129 (GS) - Introduction to Human Development and Family StudiesNotes for: HD FS 129 (GS)

HD FS 129 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
3
1
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100 (GWS) - Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS)

or ENGL/CAS 138T (GWS) - Rhetoric and Civic Life IINotes for: ENGL/CAS 138T (GWS)

ENGL/CAS 138T (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
3
HD FS 229 (GS) - Infant and Child DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 229 (GS)

HD FS 229 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 239 (GS) - Adolescent DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 239 (GS)

HD FS 239 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 249 (GS) - Adult Development and AgingNotes for: HD FS 249 (GS)

HD FS 249 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
HD FS 315 (US) - Family DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 315 (US)

HD FS 315 (US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HD FS 229 (GS) - Infant and Child DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 229 (GS)

HD FS 229 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 239 (GS) - Adolescent DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 239 (GS)

HD FS 239 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 249 (GS) - Adult Development and AgingNotes for: HD FS 249 (GS)

HD FS 249 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
EDPSY 101 (GQ) - Analysis and Interpretation of Statistical Data in EducationNotes for: EDPSY 101 (GQ)

EDPSY 101 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200 (GQ) - Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
1.5
3
3
Total credits 16.5-17.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
HD FS 301 - Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development ProfessionsNotes for: HD FS 301

HD FS 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HD FS 311 - Human Development and Family Studies InterventionsNotes for: HD FS 311

HD FS 311

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HD FS 312 - Empirical Inquiry in Human DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 312

HD FS 312

Students are encouraged to take HD FS 312W during the second year, if possible. In consultation with an adviser, students will find a faculty member during their 5th or 6th semester to serve as the supervisor for HD FS 494, research project. This is a two-semester senior-year project, culminating in a Semester 8 research paper.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
1
HD FS - US Cultures RequirementNotes for: HD FS

HD FS

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
3
HD FS 310M - Seminar in Honors Research MethodsNotes for: HD FS 310M

HD FS 310M

Honors students take HD FS 300H and 310M (an honors writing intensive course).
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HD FS 428 - Infant DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 428

HD FS 428

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 429 - Advanced Child DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 429

HD FS 429

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 433 - Developmental Transition to AdulthoodNotes for: HD FS 433

HD FS 433

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 445 - Development Throughout AdulthoodNotes for: HD FS 445

HD FS 445

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
3
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
HD FS 300H - Honors Seminar: Concepts and Issues in Human Development and Family StudiesNotes for: HD FS 300H

HD FS 300H

Honors students take HD FS 300H and 310M (an honors writing intensive course).
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HD FS 418 - Family RelationshipsNotes for: HD FS 418

HD FS 418

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HD FS 428 - Infant DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 428

HD FS 428

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 429 - Advanced Child DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 429

HD FS 429

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 433 - Developmental Transition to AdulthoodNotes for: HD FS 433

HD FS 433

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Course 400-level

Supporting Course 400-level

3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
HD FS 494 - Research ProjectNotes for: HD FS 494

HD FS 494

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HD FS 400-levelNotes for: HD FS 400-level

HD FS 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HD FS 400-levelNotes for: HD FS 400-level

HD FS 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Course 400-level

Supporting Course 400-level

3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
HD FS 494 - Research ProjectNotes for: HD FS 494

HD FS 494

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 494H - Senior Honors ThesisNotes for: HD FS 494H

HD FS 494H

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HD FS 400-level

HD FS 400-level

3
Supporting Course 400-level

Supporting Course 400-level

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 12

Additional Notes

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.\
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Advising Notes:

It is recommended that General Education Arts (GA) and Humanities (GH) courses be taken in junior and senior year if student plans to study abroad.  HD FS US Cultures Requirement suggested in Semester 4 is in addition to the university requirement. HD FS 315 satisfies the university requirement for US. International Cultures (IL) may be combined with GA, GH, or GS.  Credit adjustments should be made if free elective credits are needed, for a total of 120 credits minimum (which includes Semester 8).

LIMITATIONS ON SOURCE AND TIME FOR CREDIT ACQUISITION Per Senate policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. Most majors in Health and Human Development require students to complete up to 24 credits for the major through courses taken at University Park. Courses taken at other Penn State campuses may not be counted toward this 24 credit minimum.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL/CAS 137H (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
ENGL/CAS 138T (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
HD FS 312
Students are encouraged to take HD FS 312W during the second year, if possible. In consultation with an adviser, students will find a faculty member during their 5th or 6th semester to serve as the supervisor for HD FS 494, research project. This is a two-semester senior-year project, culminating in a Semester 8 research paper.
HD FS 310M
Honors students take HD FS 300H and 310M (an honors writing intensive course).
HD FS 300H
Honors students take HD FS 300H and 310M (an honors writing intensive course).