Human Development and Family Relations Minor
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The Human Development and Family Relations (HDFR) minor prepares students to effectively serve and understand culturally and linguistically diverse family systems. For students who are interested in becoming family therapist, work in community based organizations or work as a university or college advisor/administrator this minor will provide excellent foundational courses in these areas. It also provides students with a family systems and ecological systems theories foundation of families and how they interact with community and educational contexts.
- This is an on-campus program with a variety of delivery options for many of our courses including hybrid, evening, weekend and online courses.
Declaring This Minor
- If you are currently a CU Denver student click here to declare the minor.
Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor.
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- To earn a minor, students must complete 15 approved credit hours specific to the minor, maintain good academic standing in the courses, complete their undergraduate degree concurrently, and satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- HDFR minor courses require a minimum grade of C (2.0).
- 9 credits of HDFR minor courses must be completed at the University of Colorado Denver.
- Transfer courses must be approved by faculty and/or advisor to apply to the minor.
|HDFR 2000||Introduction to Family and Community Services||3|
|or HDFR 2200||Love, Family and Human Development|
Other Required Courses
|Select four courses from the following: 1||12|
|Global Human Development & Learning|
|Life Span Development in Ecological Settings|
|Who am I? Cultural Identity, Family, Diverse Soc Sys|
|Trailblazing and Leading in Student Affairs: Student Affairs Leadership Dev|
|Lifespan Issues in Family Violence|
|First Year Seminar|
|Sex, Human Development and Family Systems|
|Love, Family and Human Development|
|Black and Latino Children in Families and Schools|
|Children's Thinking and Assessment|
|Families in Global Perspectives|
|Love, Couples and Family|
|Introduction to Higher Education|
|Leadership for Racial Justice in School and Community Settings|
|Families and Parenting|
|Family Life and Community Programming I|
|Leadership and Organizations|
|Family and Comm. Prog. II Grant Writing/Fundraising|
|Family and Cultural Diversity|
|Latino Families in School and Communities|
|Abuelos (Grandparents) Latino Families|
|Foundations of Student Affairs|
|Family Policy & Law|
|Global Family Resource Management|
|Helping Profession Skills in HDFR|
|College Student Development|
|Family Systems and Social Justice|
|Families in Later Life|
|Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice in Higher Education|
|Family Systems Therapy, Religion and Spirituality|
|Trauma Informed Care for Diverse Populations and Co-occurring Disorders|
|Nutrition, Health, and Safety|
|Development and Education of Infant and Toddlers|
|Equality, Rights & Education|
|Undocumented Mexican Immigration|
|Food Justice in City & Schools|
|Current Topics in Education and Human Development|
|Independent Study in Education & Human Development|
|Service Learning in Education and Human Development|
|Special Topics in Education and Human Development|
|Rebels, Villains, & Superheroes: How Children's Literature Shapes Our Identities|
|Once Upon a Time: Family Literacies in Culturally Diverse Communities|
Students are encouraged to select courses that meet their interest and/or career aspirations.