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Human Development and Family studies

CEC and English and Foreign Languages University via Swayam


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.



Week 1 Assignments
1.Introduction2.Growth and development3.Heredity and environment
Week 2 Assignments
1. Physical development2. Cognitive development3. Emotional development
Week 3 Assignments
1. Language development2. Social development3. Moral development

Week 4 Assignments
1. Developmental Stages2. Life span development3. Prenatal period
Week 5 Assignments
1. Neonatal period2. Early childhood3. Late childhood
Week 6 Assignments 1. Adolescent development2. Adolescent developmental theories3. Young adulthood
Week 7 Assignments
1. Middle adulthood2. Late adulthood3. Family Dynamics

Week 8 Assignments
1. Characteristics and Functions2. Family relationships3. Stages in family life cycle
Week 9 Assignments
1. Family life education2. Families in difficult situation3. Marriage-Basic concept
Week 10 Assignments
1. Marital roles2. Marital conflicts3. Marriage counselling

Taught by

Mrs.V.Kavitha Kiran

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