2018-19 Catalog

Child and Family Studies


CHFS 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Child and Family Studies. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

An introduction to and analysis of the culture child and family studies. Students will examine best practices when working with families and children from diverse backgrounds and needs through directed field experiences. This course also meets the First Year Seminar requirement.

CHFS 1201. Basic Clothing Construction. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Basic construction of garments taught through lecture, demonstration, instructional media, and laboratory experience. No experience in clothing construction required. A student must earn a grade of at least a "C" to progress to HECO 1328. This course will not count for degree credit for the BS degree in HS with teacher certification. Lab fee $15.

CHFS 1304. Infant and Toddler Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Emphasis is on the child from conception through younger years with a study of growth and development in the family setting. Directed observation in approved settings is required.

CHFS 1307. Personal and Professional Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

CHFS 3300. Child Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A survey of the child's physical, mental, social, and emotional development from preschool to adolescence. Emphasis is placed on the three year old to adolescent child and those factors which influence his/her growth. Credit for both CHFS 3300 and FACS 3300 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of department head.

CHFS 3305. Management of a Licensed Child Care Program. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Basic principles of the management of licensed child care programs are studied. Experience is gained in using guidance techniques, methods and materials appropriate to the pre-school level. The class plans and operates a child care center. Credit for both CHFS 3305 and FACS 3305 will not be awarded.

CHFS 3309. Lifespan Of The Family. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the developmental tasks throughout the family life cycle. Stages of the family from the newly established family through the aging family are examined. Current issues such as family planning, divorce and single parenting, alternate family forms, dual career families, and aging of family members are included.

CHFS 3310. Methodology of Family Life Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An understanding of the philosophies and principles of family life education, including knowledge of the family life certification process and content areas. This course will include a survey and critique of various existing family life education programs as well as the development, implementation, and evaluation of new evidence-based programs. Prerequisite: Junior Classification or Approval of Department Head.

CHFS 3311. Human Sciences Occupations I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the organization and management of Family and Consumer Sciences departments and programs within the secondary schools. State requirements for programs, physical facilities, advisory councils, and models for program delivery are included.

CHFS 3312. Human Sciences Occupations II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of selected occupations within the field of Family and Consumer Sciences. Special emphasis will be given to the skills and content needed for program delivery to meet the needs of secondary and challenged students in contemporary society.

CHFS 3315. Concept Development in Early Childhood. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An exploration of theory and practice in teaching science, mathematics, social studies/diversity and technology to young children. An emphasis is placed on developmentally appropriate practices that facilitate skill development. This course includes 8 hours of field experience in an early childhood classroom. Prerequisite course: CHFS 3300 or approval of department head. Prerequisite: CHFS 3300 or approval of Department Head.

CHFS 3316. Human Intimacy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A functional approach to the understanding of the interpersonal dynamics and choices in primary and secondary relationships such as those with friends, dating partners, and potential mates. The study will include a brief historical and cross-cultural perspective with emphasis on the roots of modern American customs and the rituals of dating and mate selection. Current issues in human sexuality are included. A major component of the class is a study of interpersonal communication. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301.

CHFS 3333. Family Financial Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Special emphasis is given to the use of family finances in achieving goals. Consideration made for financial protection and financial planning for the family life cycle.

CHFS 3344. Creative Arts and Literature for Children. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

An exploration of theory, practice, and materials for teaching young children music, movement, visual arts, and literacy. An emphasis will be placed on developmentally appropriate practice including process-focused activities and skill development. Prerequisites: CHFS 3300.

CHFS 3353. Child and Youth Guidance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An exploration of child and youth guidance strategies in the context of family and group settings. The history and theories of guidance strategies as well as practical application of positive guidance strategies will be discussed. Methods to promote pro-social behavior will be examined. Prerequisites: CHFS 3300.

CHFS 4085. Internship Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This internship includes supervised, field-based activities in licensed daycare facilities. Major emphasis is placed on the developmentally appropriate instructional strategies and professional practices designed to improve teaching and child care performance. Students are required to conduct a reflective analysis of their internship activities. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CHFS 3300.

CHFS 4309. Parenting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A contemporary approach to basic principles and skills needed for effective parenting. Study will include assessment of parenting programs and techniques. Emphasis is placed on creating nurturing home environments through the life cycle. Prerequisite: CHFS 3300.

CHFS 4317. Environments in Early Childhood. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An exploration of the Early Childhood environments, including plans, procedures, physical environment (use of learning centers) and activities for development and assessment of young children. Additionally, this course will examine current issues facing professionals in early childhood settings. Prerequisites: CHFS 1304, 3300.

CHFS 4345. Child Life. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A review of the historical and theoretical perspectives on the development of the child life field and information on fundamental skills required to help children and families cope with the stress of the health care experience. Prerequisites: CHFS 1304, 3300.

CHFS 4350. Policies and Ethical Standards. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A study of moral, ethical, and legal issues faced by professionals working with children and families. Students will learn to assess each situation independently and evaluate alternative approaches to promoting optimal development. Information on the legal aspects of early childhood intervention, working with young children with special needs, and the ethical treatment of families in poverty will be included. Prerequisite: CHFS 3300, Senior Classification or approval of Department Head.

CHFS 4356. Research Methods in Human Sciences. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Current research issues and the importance of research in Human Sciences will be discussed. Main tasks include review of literature, introduction to the scientific method of inquiry, analysis of results, and completion of a research paper. Prerequisite: CHFS 3300.

CHFS 4360. Preprofessional Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Basic information for professional growth including: information relevant to human sciences careers; business interactions; global business-related social and cultural differences; professional correspondence; development of professional marketing tools such as interview skills, preparation of cover letters and resumes Prerequisite: CHFS 3300.

CHFS 5088. Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Scheduled when the student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until the thesis is completed. Prerequisites: Completion of all course work required by the degree and consent of the major professor.

CHFS 5313. Advanced Child Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of theories that relate to human development and contemporary research findings in areas of the field of human development. Developmental domains and children's relationships within family and society will be emphasized.

CHFS 5321. Family Theories and Research. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of family theories and research which employ the contextual framework of the family as a system and which explain family of origin, family functioning, family structure, and family process. Application of theory and research will include an understanding of the various levels of family functioning as a model for developing family support and intervention plans.

CHFS 5339. Language and Cognitive Development in Childhood. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Analysis of current research in preschool language and cognitive development; methods for continuing language and cognitive growth based on the demonstrated processes of brain development.

CHFS 5347. Child and Family Advocacy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to understand the impact of social policies and institutional practices on the well being of children and families.