Academic Catalog

Child and Family Development (3760)

3760:501. American Families in Poverty. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Overview of the issues, trends, and social policies affecting American families living in poverty. Online section available.

3760:504. Middle Childhood and Adolescence. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. The influences of middle childhood and adolescent behavior on the family and the influences of the family environment on middle childhood and adolescent development.

3760:506. Family Financial Management. (3 Credits)

Analysis of the family as a financial unit including financial problems and their resolution, decision-making patterns and financial practices behavior. Cases, exercises, problems and computer analysis.

3760:540. Family Crisis. (3 Credits)

Study of family stress and crisis including internal and external variables and their influence on degree of disorganization, coping and recovery. Includes theory, research and application dimensions.

3760:541. Family Relationships in Middle and Later Years. (3 Credits)

Study of family patterns and problems during middle and later years of life with emphasis on psychological and biological changes and economic and social adequacy. Research and trends in gerontology.

3760:542. Human Sexuality. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Introduction to problems and values. Emphasis is on the role of values in intimate relationships, the diverse dimensions of sexual responsibility.

3760:546. Culture, Ethnicity & Family. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of the role of culture and ethnicity in adaptation of the family system to environment. Program applications considered. Online section available.

3760:548. Before & After School Child Care. (2 Credits)

Study of the development, implementation and evaluation of school-age child-care programs for before and after school and vacation periods.

3760:560. Organization & Supervision of Child Care Centers. (3 Credits)

Theory, principles and procedures involved in establishing and operating centers for infants, toddlers, preschool and school-age children.

3760:561. Case Management for Children & Families I. (3 Credits)

Provides an overview of Case Management basics in a multi-systems collaborative context. Includes roles, values, principles, state and service systems, and service coordination.

3760:562. Case Management for Children & Families II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3760:561 or permission of instructor. Provides in-depth exploration of Case Management principles and practice. Emphasis on process and functions, assessment, cross-system service planning and coordination, advocacy, and cultural diversity.

3760:563. Practicum in Cross-Systems Case Management for Children & Families. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3760:561 and six hours of electives, 3760:562 or permission of the instructor. Provides on-site opportunities to apply skills in cross-systems collaborative Case Management with children and families. Includes review of strategies, ethics and survival skills, and supervision.

3760:585. Seminar in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration and evaluation of current developments in selected areas.

3760:590. Workshop in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

Investigation of current issues or topic in selected areas of family and consumer sciences. May be an off-campus study tour or an on-campus full-time group meeting.

3760:594. Practicum in Parent & Family Education. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3760:596 and 3760:605. Provides on-site opportunities to apply parent and family education skills. Includes a review of strategies, ethical considerations, and supervision by the on-site director.

3760:596. Parent Education. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Practical application that reviews and analyzes parent education methods with major emphasis on the evaluation of parent education programs. Online section available.

3760:602. Family in Lifespan Perspective. (3 Credits)

Study of individual and family development across life span. Emphasis on adjustment patterns and interpersonal competence. Implications for education theory research and social policy.

3760:605. Developmental Parent-Child Interactions. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Study of reciprocal interactions between parent and child from birth to adulthood. Consideration of cross-culture studies, historical and societal influences and various family characteristics and structures. Online course.

3760:607. Family Dynamics. (3 Credits)

Development of techniques in home economics programs utilizing role theory, exchange theory and systems theory as understood through the study of the family across the life cycle.

3760:610. Child Development Theories. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. A comparative study of developmental theories of the child within the family context. Application of the theories to child rearing in the family will be emphasized.

3760:665. Development in Infancy & Early Childhood. (3 Credits)

Analysis of research and theoretical frameworks regarding infant and child development from conception through age five. Implications for guidance and education.

3760:685. Research Methods in Family & Consumer Sciences. (3 Credits)

A study of family and consumer sciences research methods emphasizing concept and theory development, policy application and ethical considerations.

3760:697. Individual Investigation in Family Development. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of graduate advisor only. Individual pursuit and analysis in specific area of student's interest and design under direction of faculty advisor.

3760:698. Individual Investigation in Child Development. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of graduate advisor only. Individual pursuit and analysis in specific area of student's interest and design under direction of faculty advisor.