To equip students with specialized knowledge in human development from infancy over full span of life
To provide better understanding of one’s self and his position as an important component of a family
To develop important and deep insights into formation, development and dissolution of families
To bring better and practical acquaintance with behavioral analysis of child development
To explore the ways in which people develop — physically, emotionally, and intellectually –within the Framework of family and society
To promote healthy development of children, adults and families throughout the nation.
The Department of Family and Human Development provides valuable experience to the students for securing employment in their field of interest through internships.
The internships carried out during the academic year are as follows:
Early Childhood Education at Sun Academy Montessori School, and Education and Research Development Center (ERDC);
Family and Community Development at Health Education and Literacy Program (HELP), Global Org (GO), and Non-Government Organization (NGO)
There are several researches done in the area of FHD as compulsory part of BS curriculum, such as:
Childhood and Adolescence
FAMILY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY (FHDS)
The Departmental Society, Family and Human Development Society (FHDS) was established in January 2014
Development and promotion of Family and Human life standards, and confirmation of individual and social welfare in future
At HSC Level
Family Relationship and Child Development(12th Grade)
Study of basic human needs
Family, its nature and functions
Family in Pakistan
Individual and the Family
Principals and developmental periods of childhood behavioral problems.
At BS Level
Studying growth, development and care of the young child.
Heredity and laws of heredity
Importance of play in Child’s life
Personality and social development
Vocational Planning during adolescence
Family and its relationship
Social Science (Psychology & Sociology)
Psychology and its relation to the various areas of Home Economics
Learning and Motivation
Structural of society.
Guidance and Counseling
Nature ,scope and history of guidance principles
Educational problems and plans
Planning and administrating
Personal, family, educational and vocational guidance.
Early Childhood Education and Administration
Day Care Center
Nursery School and Kindergarten
Family and Community Development
Theories of family structure
Value orientation and their effect on human behavior
Personality its nature and function
Family breakdown and reconciliation
Status of women
Family and community relationship
Community development (Effective utilization of community resources and promote community development programmed
Crises Management in Families
Common family Problems
Special Children and Rehabilitation
Special children and Special education
Role of family and community in rehabilitation
Deals with multiple types of disabilities MR,VI,HI,ADHD etc
Gerontology and Ageing
Aspects and health changes and care
Theories and different school of thoughts related to aging
Institutional services and care
Personality and Behavior
The different sources of behavior
Stress anxiety and health
Theories of family.
The Micro/Macro environment
Educational Psychology and Measurement Techniques
Intelligence and aptitude test
Ms Shaeena Soomro (HOD)
Assistant to Counselors
Effective Community Worker Consumer Advocate
Activist in Human Rights
Rehabilitation Worker. etc.
SKILLS & SCOPE
Family and Human Development (FHD) is one of the major disciplines and an integral part of Home Economics which describes, classifies and explains the development and behavior of an individual from birth to maturity and old age.
Education in FHD guides and enables an individual not only to play a better role in the family and society but also to have a well-adjusted and integrated personality with minimum conflict.
Importance of Family and Human Development as a Subject
A degree in Family and Human Development prepares students for a successful career in a variety of human service and educational settings and equips them with following practical skills at the same time: