College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

HDFS 200: Individual and Family Development

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General Information

Credits: 3


Examines how individuals and families function and develop over the lifespan. Uses a multidisciplinary approach to integrate theories of family science and human development emphasizing the role of contextual factors in contemporary families' lives. Explores the impact of gender, socioeconomics, race/ethnicity, culture, and immigrant status on human development and family relationships. Introduces a basic model of scientific inquiry and theorizing. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

Semesters taught: Fall, Summer, Spring

Current Sections

Upcoming Sections

  • Summer 2021, Section: D02*, CRN 43505, Format: Online, Instructor: Cheri Hoffman
  • Fall 2021, Section: 001*, CRN 75661, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Bethany Letiecq

*These sections are available to non-degree seeking students as well. To take courses without applying to a degree program, you'll need to submit an application as a non-degree seeking student. If you're interested in applying a course to a degree in the future, set up a call with an admissions counselor. All courses available in Summer 2020 will be offered online.

Prior Sections (partial list)