Electives

The following list of electives is categorized to assist the student in finding courses. Students may plan a theme or emphasis within the minor which does not correspond to these categories, but should choose among courses from this list. Occasionally "special topics" courses are offered. Students may use these as electives with the consent of their advisors.

Courses Covering: Early Childhood
Semester(s) Offered Courses
Spring (odd years only) EDEC 330 (3) Early Childhood Education/Curriculum
Spring (even years only) EDEC 310 (3) Child in the Family (Prereq.- PSYX/PSYC 100S)
Y - Fall C&I 453 (3) Intro to Special Education Law and Policy
All EDEC 396 (3) Preschool Practicum (Prereq.- C&I 355)
All C&I 410 (3) Exceptionality and Classroom Management
B - Fall, even C&I 420 (3) Curriculum in Early Childhood Special Education
B - Fall, odd C&I 421 (3) Issues in Early Intervention (a.k.a. Issues in Childhood Special Education)
All C&I 494 (V) Practicum in Special Education Preschool
Intermittent C&I 495 (V) Special Topics in Special Education
Fall CSD 210 (3) Speech and language development
All HFD 498 (2) Internship (must complete all course work prior to taking course)
Y - Fall PSYX378 (3) Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology (Prereq.-PSYX/PSYC 100S) (PSYC 335)
All PSYX 297 (V) Research Experience (PSYC397)

Courses Covering: School Age
Semester(s) Offered Courses
All C&I 303 (3) Educational Psychology and Measurements (pre/coreq. C&I 200)
All C&I 410 (3) Exceptionality and Classroom Management (Prereq.- C&I 303)
Spring/Fall PHAR110N (3) Use and Abuse of Drugs (PHARM 110)
Y - Fall PSYX 378 (3) Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology (Prereq.- PSYX/PSYC 100S) (PSYC 335)
B - Fall, odd PSYX 376 (3) Principles of Cognitive Behavior Modification(Prerq-PSYX/PSYC 100S) (PSYC 337)
Variable PSYX 339 (3) Current Topics in Developmental Psychology (Prereq.- PSYX 230S (PSYC 340) (PSYC 240S)
Y - varies SOCI 332 (3) Sociology of Family (Prereq.- SOCI 101 (SOC 110)) (SOC 300)
Y - varies SOCI 330 (3) Juvenile Delinquency (Prereq.- SOCI 101 (SOC 110)) (SOC 330)
2/Y - Fall, Spring SW 300 (4) Human Behavior and Social Environment
Y - Spring SW 420S (3) Child Abuse and Neglect (Prereq.- Junior standing or consent)
Variable Check with Departments regarding variable-credit 395 and 495-Special Topics listings

COURSES COVERING:  ADOLESCENCE

Course Covering: Adolescence
Semester(s) Offered Courses
2/Y - Fall, Spring C&I 303 (3) Educational Psychology/Measurements (Prereq. PSYX/PSYC 100S)
Y - Fall C&I 453 (3) Intro to Special Education Law and Policy
All C&I 410 (3) Exceptionality/Classroom Management (Prereq. C&I 303)
Spring/Fall PHAR110N (3) Use and Abuse of Drugs (PHARM 110)
Y - Fall PSYX 378 (3) Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology (Prereq. PSYX/PSYC 100S) (PSYC 335)
Y - Spring PSYX 345 (3) Child & Adolescent Psychological Disorders (Prereq. PSYX/PSYC 100S) (PSYC 336S)
B - Fall, odd PSYX 376 (3) Principles of Cognitive Behavior Modification (Prereq. PSYX/PSYC 100S) (PSYC 337)
Variable PSYX 339 (3) Current Topics in Developmental Psychology (Prereq. PSYX 230S/ (PSYC 340) (PSYC 240S))
Y - varies SOCI 330 (3) Juvenile Delinquency (Prereq. SOCI 101S (SOC 110S)) (SOC 330)
2/Y - Fall, Spring SW 300 (4) Human Behavior and Social Environment
Y - Spring SW 450 (3) Children and Youth at Risk
Variable Check with Departments regarding variable-credit 395 and 495-Special Topics listings

COURSES COVERING:  GERONTOLOGY
Note: Students who are interested in a specialized minor in Gerontology should consider enrolling in the Interdisciplinary Gerontology Minor: http://www.health.umt.edu/schools/sw/Gerontology_prog/Gerontology_minor/default.php; cynthia.garthwait@umontana.edu

Semester(s) Offered COURSES
Y - Spring HS 325 (2) Introduction to Geriatrics
Conference dates HS 327 (2) Special Topics Montana Gerontology Society Annual Conference
Y - varies HS 495 (3) Special Topics: Health Aspects of Aging
2/Y - Fall, Spring PSYX 233 (3) Adult Development and Aging (Prerq-PSYX/PSYC 100S) (PSYC 245)
Intermittent PSYC 340 (3) Seminar in Gerontology
Variable Check with Departments regarding variable-credit 395 and 495-Special Topics listings
Y - Fall SW 455 (3) Social Gerontology (Prereq, -SW100S or SOCI 101S (SOC110S) or PSYX/PSYC100S)
Variable Check with Departments regarding variable-credit 395 and 495-Special Topics listings
All (1-2) Independent Study (arrange with appropriate department)

*NOTE: Other courses with Gerontology content may be selected as electives with approval of the Human Development Minor Advisors.

COURSES COVERING:  FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

Semester(s) Offered COURSES
Y - varies COMX 414 (Prereq. -- COMX115) (COMM410) (3) Communication in Personal Relationships (Prereq.- COMM 110)
Y - varies COMX 311 (Prereq. -- COMX 115) (COMM 311) (3) Family Communication
B - Spring, even EDEC 310 (3) Child in the Family (Prerq-PSYX/PSYC 100S)
Fall C&I 452E (3) Ethics and Consumer Economics (Prereq., lower division course in Perspective 5.)
Intermittent PSYX348 (3) Psychology of Family Violence (PSYC 385)
Y - varies SOCI 332 (3) Sociology of Family (Prereq.- SOCI 101 (SOC 110)) (SOC 300)
Y - varies SW 422 (2) Services to Changing Families (Prereq.- Junior or higher standing or consent)
Y – Spring SW423/PSYX 441(PSYC423)/SOCI 433 (SOC 423) (3) Addiction Studies
Intermittent SW 460 (3) Domestic Violence
Variable Check with Departments regarding variable-credit 395 and 495-Special Topics listings

KEY TO SEMESTER(S) OFFERED

All - All semesters    2/Y -Twice a year, Fall and Spring   Y - Yearly, one semester per year (semester offered noted)

B -  Biennially, every other year (semester and odd or even years noted)

Courses

U = for undergraduate credit only, UG = for undergraduate or graduate credit, G = for graduate credit. R after the credit indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R. Credits beyond this maximum do not count toward a degree.

Human and Family Development (HFD)

UG 494 Seminar in Human Development 1 cr. (R-3) Offered autumn. Discussion of selected problems in human development. Emphasis on integrating theory and practice.

UG 495 Special Topics Variable cr. (R-9) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

UG 498 Internship Variable cr. (R-4) Prereq., consent of chair. Extended classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.