Recommended Academic Plan for Human Development and Family Studies/Life Span Human Services (HD FS/LSHS at University Park and World Campus effective Spring 2013)

Effective Summer 2006

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
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
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
3
3
3
1
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
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
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
3
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
Total credits 15-16

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
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.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
1.5
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 16.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
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
1
ENGL 202A (GWS) - Effective Writing: Writing in the Social SciencesNotes for: ENGL 202A (GWS)

ENGL 202A (GWS)

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.
3
3
3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

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 300/400-level CourseNotes for: HD FS 300/400-level Course

HD FS 300/400-level Course

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 411 - The Helping RelationshipNotes for: HD FS 411

HD FS 411

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
1.5
Supporting Course 400-level

Supporting Course 400-level

3
Total credits 16.5

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
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 300/400-level CourseNotes for: HD FS 300/400-level Course

HD FS 300/400-level Course

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 414 - Resolving Human Development and Family ProblemsNotes for: HD FS 414

HD FS 414

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
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
HD FS 401 - Project Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in the Human ServicesNotes for: HD FS 401

HD FS 401

Enroll in HD FS 401 only if HD FS 402 and HD FS 495C will be taken.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 490 - Introduction to Internship ExperienceNotes for: HD FS 490

HD FS 490

Enroll in HD FS 490 only if HD FS 495A and 495B will be taken.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2-3
HD FS 455 - Development and Administration of Human Services ProgramsNotes for: HD FS 455

HD FS 455

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HD FS US Cultures RequirementNotes for: HD FS US Cultures Requirement

HD FS US Cultures Requirement

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

Supporting Course 400-level

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 14-15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
HD FS 495A - Internship: Advanced ExperienceNotes for: HD FS 495A

HD FS 495A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
9
HD FS 495B - Internship: Advanced ProjectNotes for: HD FS 495B

HD FS 495B

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

or

-
HD FS 495C - Professional Practicum in Human ServicesNotes for: HD FS 495C

HD FS 495C

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
8
4
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.

ACADEMIC 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.   International Cultures (IL) may be combined with GA, GH, or GS. HD FS US Cultures requirement suggested in Semester 7 is in addition to the university requirement. HD FS 315 satisfies the university requirement for US. 

 

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.
ENGL 202A (GWS)
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 300/400-level Course
Honors students take HD FS 300H and 310M (an honors writing intensive course).
HD FS 300/400-level Course
Honors students take HD FS 300H and 310M (an honors writing intensive course).
HD FS 401
Enroll in HD FS 401 only if HD FS 402 and HD FS 495C will be taken.
HD FS 490
Enroll in HD FS 490 only if HD FS 495A and 495B will be taken.