The mission of the UT Family Studies and Human Development Department is to provide learning experiences and service opportunities that teach students theoretical and practical knowledge about lifespan development, social and emotional roles of individuals and families, child advocacy, teacher and parent education, and prevention and intervention programs that support families.
Our goal as a department is to help our students gain an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of individuals and families as they interact within various contexts. Students learn to address the developmental needs of individuals, families, and consumers. They also learn to apply the knowledge they have learned in educational, organizational, and outreach programs.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
- Define currently accepted theory within the discipline. Evaluate theory using applications and exercises to personalize the depth of knowledge and understanding.
- Demonstrate professional practices specific to the discipline by completing assignments, such as Dietary Analysis with assessment and evaluation.
- Analyze course concepts against previously held schema prior to experience in the course
- Show, in writing, the ability to think critically by:
- Gathering information
- Comparing and contrasting sources and quality of information
- Evaluating information for reliability and validity
- Creating resolutions/proposals to solve questions or problems within the discipline.