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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 please contact the Undergraduate Advisor in the School of Education and Human Development to set up an appointment to discuss the process.
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, must complete their undergraduate degree concurrently, must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- To complete a minor in HDFR, a student will need to complete 15 semester hours of HDFR courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0) including 1 required and 4 electives.
- Of those HDFR courses at least 9 credits 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|
|Select four HDFR elective courses in Human Development and Family Relations and/or select from the following: 1||12|
|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 will be encouraged to select courses that meet their interest and/or career aspirations. HDFR Courses