Human Development and Family studies

By Mrs.V.Kavitha Kiran   |   The English And Foreign Languages University ( Host University )
Learners enrolled: 432
The objective of the Human Development and Family Studies major is to provide students with an integrated knowledge and interdisciplinary understanding of family relationships and individual development over the life course. The curriculum in the major is organized into two conceptual domains: human development and family studies. This includes Mastery of the principles of human development, and an understanding of the key developmental task of each stage of life, depth of understanding in one or more of the developmental stages, with particular emphasis on the family as a context for human development. 

Students choose from several focus courses that expand their knowledge of particular life stage, family process, or family institution interface within each block of human development courses and family studies courses. Students will master an understanding in topics and skills such as experiential education, research experience, developmental knowledge across the life span and the practical experience. 

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 01 Feb 2021
End Date : 10 Apr 2021
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Level : Diploma

Course layout

Week 1                                                                                             Assignments 

2.Growth and development
3.Heredity and environment

Week 2                                                                                             Assignments 

1. Physical development
2. Cognitive development
3. Emotional development

Week 3                                                                                              Assignments 

1. Language development
2. Social development
3. Moral development

Week 4                                                                                              Assignments 

1. Developmental Stages
2. Life span development
3. Prenatal period

Week 5                                                                                             Assignments

1. Neonatal period
2. Early childhood
3. Late childhood

Week 6                                                                                             Assignments
1. Adolescent development
2. Adolescent developmental theories
3. Young adulthood

Week 7                                                                                             Assignments

1. Middle adulthood
2. Late adulthood
3. Family Dynamics

Week 8                                                                                             Assignments

1. Characteristics and Functions
2. Family relationships 
3. Stages in family life cycle

Week 9                                                                                            Assignments

1. Family life education
2. Families in difficult situation
3. Marriage-Basic concept

Week 10                                                                                            Assignments

1. Marital roles
2. Marital conflicts
3. Marriage counselling

Books and references

Karen B. Owens, 2002, “Child & Adolescent Development”, an integrated approach, Wadsworth United States of America, p-p 128-147.

Richard Fabes and Carol Lynn Martin, 2006,” Discovering Child Development”, Pearson Education   Inc, United States of America, p-p 88-100.

Rosalind Charlesworth, 1992, “Understanding Child Development”, third edition, Delmar Publishers Inc.,New York, p-p 40-43.

Berk, L. E. (2000). Child development (5th ed.). Needham Heights, MS: Allyn& Bacon.

Harter, S. The development of self-representation. In Handbook of child psychology, 5th edition: Vol. 3, Social, emotional, and personality development. W. Damon and N. Eisenberg, eds. New York: Wiley, 1998, pp. 553–618.

Adams, G. (Spring, 2001). The study of adolescence: The past, present, and the future. SRA Newsletter, 1-2, 8.

Feldman, Robert (2015). Discovering the life span. Boston: Pearson

Kapadia, K.M. (1966).Marriage and Family in India. India: Oxford University Press, Kolkata.

Blood, R.O. (1969). Marriage. New York: The Free Press. 

Dyer, E.D. (1983). Courtship, Marriage and Family: American Style. Illinois: The Dorsey Press, Homewood.

Instructor bio

Mrs.V.Kavitha Kiran

The English And Foreign Languages University ( Host University )
Mrs.V.Kavitha Kiran, Scientist AICRP-Home Science-Child Development  Component PGRC, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture University Rajendranagar.Self-driven, detail-oriented professional leveraging advanced analytical and research talents to excel. Good academic background and genuine interest in research and teaching. Multi-faceted,  efficient, and reliable. Presently teaching in the department of Human Development and Family Studies and working on Research Project Development and Validation of  Parenting Index
Qualification                 – B. Sc – Rural Home Science, ANGRAU,Hyd
                                       M. Sc – Human Development and Family Studies ANGRAU,Hyd
Experience                   – Assistant Professor in Department of Human Development and Family Studies – 
                                        February 2018 to Jan5th  2019 
                                        Scientist-AICRP-CD – Jan 5th till Date

Areas of experience      : Teaching in the department of Human Development and Family Studies
                                         Presently working on Research Project Development and Validation of  Parenting Index
Teaching Experience     :Teaching experience– 10 months as Assistant Professor   

                                        Taught undergraduate courses using ICT models and interactive session
                                        Assistance teacher in Post Graduate course
Research experience    : Currently working on Development and Validation of Parenting Index
                                        Counseling for families in crisis

Course certificate

30 per cent for in course Assessment And 70 Per cent for end term proctored exam.

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