YFM1100 Human Development & the Family

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Combs-Boykin

Course Description:

Missional students being introduced to Human Development and Family Studies field, will gain an understanding of individual and family development over the life span. This course will specifically focus on the developing individual within the context of the family system and the changes that occur in family systems over time.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Missional students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of relevant research and theory in the area of Human Development and Family Studies. They will be able to comprehend the systematic interaction of individual, family, and social influences on human development across the lifespan. Missional student will be able to identify contextual factors that influence individual and family development as well as appreciate the diversity that exists both within and between families. Missional students will analyze family processes that influence individual human development, as well as individual experiences that impact a familys life course. Missional students will also have the opportunity to examine real life situations of families as well as evaluate outcomes of family processes on individual development.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course is valuable because of the direct focus on individual /family development, which will allow Missional students to be prepared to deal directly with individual / family dynamics that evolve and change over time.