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Child & Family Studies Courses

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Note: Beginning in Spring 2018, CAFS 123 and 223 will be replaced with CAFS 101.

View the child and family studies 4-year plan to see what courses you’ll need to take.

101. Introduction to Child and Family Studies.(3,0,3). Introduction to professionalism, career choices, ethics, diversity, and theories of family science.

243. Human Sexuality. (3,0,3) Physiological, psychological, and social aspects of sexual development throughout the life span.  Sexual involvement and decision making in interpersonal relationships.

323. Family Relations. (3,0,3). Factors affecting family  relationships and adjustments with emphasis on making knowledgeable choices.  Prereq. CAFS 101

339. Human Development: Early Childhood. (2,2,3). Factors influencing individual differences in development.  Physical, cognitive, affective, and social domains of growth and interaction among domains.  Observation at UL Lafayette Nursery School Laboratory.  Prereq: CAFS 101 & 243.

350. Family Resource Management. (3,0,3). Goal setting and decision-making; development and allocation of resources; social environment influences; life cycle and family structure influences.  Prereq: 101; Math 102 or 103 w/104 or 105.

359. Human Development: Adolescent to Young Adulthood. (3,0,3). Physical, emotional, cognitive, social, moral, and personality changes of individuals. Prereq: CAFS 101.

431(G). Family Issues in Gerontology. (3,0,3). Individual and family issues of people ages 55 and older. Prereq: CAFS 323

432(G). Families in Crisis. (3,0,3). Ways diverse families react to and resolve crises.  Emphasis on nature of crises, impact on family functioning, and methods of prevention and management.  Prereq: CAFS 323

433: Family Life Education and Methodology. (3,0,3). Planning, implementing and evaluating family life education programs for diverse audiences. Prereq: CAFS 323,339. Restr: CAFS majors only, semester prior to internship.

437. Environments for Young Children. (1,3,3). Designing environments appropriate to developmental needs of young children.  Impact of social and environmental conditions on direct and indirect guidance techniques.  Includes participation at UL Lafayette Nursery School Laboratory. Prereq: CAFS 339. Restr: CAFS majors only.

439(G). Parent Education. (3,0,3). Socio-cultural and environmental conditions affecting families with children.  How parents teach, guide and influence children over the lifespan.  Prereq: CAFS 339 & PSYC 313

440. Family  Law and Public Policy. (3,0,3). Legal definitions, rights, and responsibilities. Policy and advocacy skill development. 

443. Ethics of Professional Practice. (2,0,2). Character and quality of human social conduct and the ability to critically examine ethical questions and issues.  Restr: Seniors in CAFS w/ a 2.0 GPA.

447. Internship in Child and Family Studies. (1,10,6). Class meetings and supervised observation and participation through placement at a family service agency.  Prereq: CAFS 432 & 433.  Restr: Graduating seniors in CAFS w/ 2.0 cumulative GPA.

497(G). Special Projects I. (3 each). Individual research or writing projects.  Restr: Permission of instructor required.