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Human Development and Family Studies Associate in Applied Science

Human Development and Family Studies

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Are you interested in learning about human development, and studying the nature of relationships and the role of families? If so, a pathway in Human Development and Family Studies might be right for you. The AAS in Human Development and Family Studies can lead to employment as a Human Services Assistant or Family Specialist in social service agencies, Head Start daycares, community-based organizations and non-profits, among others.  

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

60

Program/Plan Number

391

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

20  CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The AAS model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

Select one from the following: Biology 114 OR Biology 115 OR Chemistry 121 OR Chemistry 201

Select Math 118 OR 125

Select Humanities 143 OR 212
Biology
BIOLOGY 114
General Education Biology 4
A laboratory course emphasizing scientific inquiry through selected concepts of biology, such as organization, function heredity, evolution, and ecology. Biological issues with personal and social implications will be introduced to enable students to make informed decisions. This course is equivalent to the Illinois Articulation Initiatives General Education generic course numbered L1900L. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BIOLOGY 115
Human Biology 4
Examines practical aspects of selected concepts in biology and their application to technology. Concepts may include heredity, growth, development, health, and ecology. Human systems may be studied as they relate to the major topics. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of the issues to the individual and society. This course is equivalent to the Illinois Articulation Initiative’s General Education generic course numbered L1904L. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Chemistry
CHEM 121
Basic Chemistry I 4
Principles of general inorganic chemistry, including properties of matter, dimensional analysis, fundamentals of stoichiometry, interpretation of the periodic table, nomenclature and introduction to solution chemistry and commonly used concentration units. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and eligibility for Math 118 or higher or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CHEM 201
General Chemistry I 5
Topics include the periodic table of the elements, atomic structure, basic concepts of quantum theory, bonding, stoichiometry of compounds and reactions, thermo-chemistry, the gaseous state, basic concepts of the liquid and solid states, solutions, acids, and bases. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Mathematics 140 or higher and Grade of C or better in Chemistry 121 or one year of high school chemistry, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Humanities
HUM 143
Intro to Latin American/Latino Studies 3
This course presents an interdisciplinary study of Latin American cultures, including Latino cultures in the U.S., from literary, artistic and philosophical perspectives. It explores various links between Latino cultures in the U.S. and other Latin American countries through the study of historical and artistic periods, major movements and integrated theories. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
HUM 212
Non-Western Humanities 3
An interdisciplinary survey of significant intellectual and artistic achievements of non-Western cultures through selected works of literature, philosophy, visual art, music and other performing arts. This course transfers as Illinois Articulation Initiative general education generic course numbered HF 94N: Non-Western Humanities. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Three or 4 topics are studied in depth, with at least 3 chosen from the following list: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers are strongly recommended.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
MATH 125-1
Introductory Statistics 4
Basic descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, mode, mean and standard deviation. Permutations, combinations, probability rules and Bayes Theorem. Binomial and normal distributions. Basic inferential statistics including sampling theory, confidence intervals for means and proportions, test of hypotheses. Chi-square distribution. Introduction to correlation and regression. Includes at least one hour per week using computers in statistical application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Psychology
PSYCH 201
General Psychology 3
Historical survey of psychology and a study of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior, motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Speech
SPEECH 101-1
Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Theory and practice of oral communication; development of poise and confidence, delivery, and speech organization; public speaking practice; small group discussion, and development of standards of criticism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

28  CH
Select Philosophy 105 OR 107
Child Development
CHLD DV 101-1
Human Growth & Development I 4
This course provides a foundation in theory and principles of human development, from conception to early adolescence, including an in-depth study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, including children's play. Five hours observing young children, ranging in age from birth to age eight, are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 102
Human Growth & Development II 3
Continuation of Child Development 101. Emphasizes adolescence through late adulthood. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Child Development 101, OR Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
English
ENGLISH 102
Composition 3
Continuation of English 101. Introduces methods of research and writing of investigative papers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Human Dev and Family Studies
HDFS 201
Human Development and Sexuality 3
A study of the social and psychological aspects of human sexuality. Topics include sexual development, cultural influences, gender identity, sexual dysfunctions, love and relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the mental and emotional aspects of human sexuality as well as current issues. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in PSYCH 201.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
HDFS 202
Intimate Relationships 3
An overview of theories and research related to intimate/romantic relationships as well as family members, friends, and professional. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the various components of healthy relationships including comparative research within self expectations and effects of such as perpetuated by the media and other sources. Topics include communication, conflict, love, stress, strains, and overall impact on relationships. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CHLD DEV 101 and CHLD DEV 102.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
HDFS 203
Family Development/Cross Cultural Perspective 3
Course includes information on families and culture through an examination of research on child development, child rearing across cultures, and issues of equity, power and privilege. Readings and discussion on how culture and context influence all aspects of development whereby students gain in-depth understanding of families and lifestyles, communication and conflict, domestic violence, dysfunctions within families and inter-generational families. Course also provides a knowledge base for family assessment, understanding one?s own family, tools to prepare one to work with families in a variety of settings and across the lifespan. Topics such as child rearing, language differences, racial identity, cultural traditions, and socio-economics status will be covered. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CHLD DEV 101.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
HDFS 204
Family Life Education 3
Introduction to and history of the professional and practice of family life education, including needs assessment, evaluation of programs, understanding group process, and contexts of family life education. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CHLD DEV 101.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
Philosophy
PHIL 105
Logic 3
This course introduces students to methods of reasoning, inference and argument. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
PHIL 107
Ethics 3
Introduction to representative ethical systems; approaches to problems of values and conduct. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Sociology
SOC 201
Intro To the Study Of Society 3
Characteristics of group life, the effect of the group on human conduct, and the interrelationships between society, culture, and the individual. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

6  CH
Students must select a minimum of 6 credit hours from the following courses:
Art
ART 131-2
General Drawing 3
Still-life, landscape and human figure; experimentation with various media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 150
Crafts Workshop 2
Creation and construction of art forms in clay, metal, cloth, fibers, plaster and wood; art process in both two and three dimensions; recommended for pre-teachers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harry S Truman Wilbur Wright
ART 163
Water Color Painting 3
Elementary painting and sketching including still life, landscape and figure painting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
Child Development
CHLD DV 107
Health Safety And Nutrition 3
This introductory course explores practices that promote good nutrition, dental, physical and mental health, as well as the safety of infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged children in group settings. The course has a dual emphasis on the health, safety, and nutrition of young children and adult students. Health, lifestyle, preventative health, community resources, and emergency response procedures are examined. This course introduces cultural beliefs that influence health, safety, and nutrition. It explores ethical and legal responsibilities of adults in protecting the emotional and physical well-being of young children. Five observation hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 120
Intro To Early Childhood Education Group Care 3
This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the historic roots and philosophical foundations of early childhood care and education. The course includes an exploration of different types of early childhood programs, the role of the early childhood professional, and an examination of the student's personal qualities in relationship to expectations of the field. The course will include an examination of the role of culture in child development and anti-biased practices in early childhood education. Finally, the course defines the profession and explores the profession's Code of Ethical Conduct. 5 hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required for the course. Writing assignments and oral presentations, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the consent of Departments Chairperson. ARC: 3 times.
Prerequisites:
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Music
MUSIC 105
Group Piano I 2
Class instruction in beginning piano techniques through study in small groups. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. 1 lecture and 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

Required Work-Based Learning Courses

6  CH
Human Dev and Family Studies
HDFS 205
Internship for Human Development 6
Participation in occupational area of study, work experience under supervision of both college and employer. Internship objectives developed by student and faculty adviser, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experience at the site 15 hours per week. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Completed and accepted application, Grade of C or better in CHLD DEV 101 and 102, all courses in HDFS program including any special certificates.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
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