Adult Development Minor
for the minor in Adult Development
department catalog page: Human Development & Family Studies
department website: http://hdfs.illinois.edu/
department faculty: https://hdfs.illinois.edu/directory/faculty
overview of college admissions & requirements: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
college website: https://aces.illinois.edu/
The Adult Development minor combines theoretical and practical approaches to understanding issues faced by adults as individuals, partners, family members, learners, caregivers, and clients of social agencies. Course work examines adults from age 25 to 90+ in the contexts of evolving family roles, health issues, and social service needs. Students anticipating careers in social or health-related services will find an understanding of adult development and its attendant issues a valuable complement to other professional skills.
The minor requires a minimum of 18 hours. Students may count three hours earned in a community-based practicum or research project related to adult development toward the minor.
Minimum required hours and supporting course work: At least six hours of advanced coursework must be distinct from credit earned for the student's major or another minor. Courses in the minor may not be taken Credit/No Credit. Students may count three hours earned in a community-based practicum or research project related to adult development toward the minor.
Minimum hours for minor: 18 hours.
|Intro to Human Development|
|Intro to Family Studies|
|Adult Development 1|
One course selected from:
|Adult roles in the family context||3-4|
|Family Stress and Change|
|Family Conflict Management|
|Choose at least 6 hours from:|
|Adult Learning Principles|
|Adult Learning and Development|
|The Psychology of Aging|
|Leisure and Human Development|
|Death & Dying|
|Social Work Services for Older Adults|
HDFS majors pursuing the minor may not use this course to meet a major requirement.
HDFS 294 - Research Internship, HDFS 450 - Practicum in HDFS, or HDFS 494-Applied Research Methods may count towards the Adult Development minor if these field/research experiences are focused on adults ages 25 - 90+. No more than 3 combined hours of HDFS 294, HDFS 450, HDFS 494 or equivalent field/research experience may be counted toward minor requirements.