Academic Catalog

Child and Family Development (3760)

3760:110. Foundations in Early Childhood Education. (3 Credits)

Provides students with a comprehensive overview of model early childhood programs and places emphasis on interactions between home and school that impact children's development.

3760:147. Orientation to Professional Studies in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1 Credit)

Survey of history and development of family and consumer sciences with emphasis on professional and career opportunities.

3760:201. Courtship, Marriage & Family Relations. (3 Credits)

Love, intimacy, relationship development, sexuality, marriage/child rearing are studied in lifespan perspective. Emphasis placed on individual relation to changing family/social/cultural demands.

3760:245. Infant/Toddler Day Care Programs. (3 Credits)

Survey of infant/toddler development. Principles of infant/toddler caregiving. Design of environment and curriculum based on child's needs. Includes observation of children. (20 field hours required)

3760:246. Multicultural Issues in Child Care. (3 Credits)

The study of cultural differences in child care and preschool settings to improve caregiving practices and enhance communication between caregivers and families.

3760:247. Diversity in Early Childhood Literacy. (3 Credits)

Examination and analysis of children's books and materials on diversity reflecting differences and similarities of groups of people that makea up our society.

3760:250. Observing & Recording Children's Behavior. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3760:265 or permission. Develops observing and recording skills using different types of records to assess children's development and behavior. (10 field hours required)

3760:255. Fatherhood: Parent Role. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3760:201 or 3760:265. Historic evolution of the father role, its changing social definition, and father's potential effects on a child's development--birth through adolescence.

3760:265. Child Development. (3 Credits)

Physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, and personality development of the child from prenatal through age eight. Observation of children in early childhood educational settings.

3760:270. Theory & Guidance of Play. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3760:265. Theory and guidance of play as primary vehicle and indicator of physical, intellectual, social, emotional development and learning of children from birth to kindergarten.

3760:280. Early Childhood Curriculum Methods. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3760:265. Planning, presenting, evaluating creative activities in art, music, movement, language arts, logico-mathematics and science. Space, time, materials and adult-child interaction are emphasized.

3760:290. Special Topics: Early Childhood Development. (1-3 Credits)

Selected topics/workshops on subject areas of interest in early childhood development. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

3760:295. Early Childhood Practicum. (5 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2200:245, 5200:360, 5200:370, 3760:265, 3760:270, and 3760:280. Supervised practicum in an early childhood/preschool educational setting designed for Early Childhood Development students only.

3760:297. Independent Study. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisite: Permission. Selected topics and special areas of study under supervision and evaluation of selected faculty member with whom specific arrangements have been made.

3760:300. Legal Environment of Families. (3 Credits)

Introduction to legal terminology, reasoning and analysis, court systems and procedures within the context of family and consumer law.

3760:301. Consumer Education. (3 Credits)

Practical application that reviews and analyzes consumer education methods with major emphasis on the evaluation of consumer education programs. Online section available.

3760:303. Children As Consumers. (3 Credits)

Study of the consumer role of children three through eighteen years. Emphasizes research data on children as consumers and consumer education for children.

3760:360. Parent-Child Relations. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3760:265. The study of interactive parent-child relations from infancy through adulthood and the internal and environmental forces which impact upon family dynamics. Online course.

3760:362. Family Life Management. (3 Credits)

Introduction to management theories, processes and principles as applied to utilization of human and material resources in promotion of individual and family well-being.

3760:365. Infant, Family and Society. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3760:265. In depth examination of physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development of the infant from prenatal through age two. Observation of infants in daycare settings.

3760:370. Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom. (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3760:265, 3760:270, and 3760:280. Assists students with the integration of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values needed when working with young children, as learned in the child development program.

3760:375. Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom Lab. (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3760:265, 3760:270, and 3760:280. An integrated practical experience in child development centers under the direction of experienced early childhood professionals.

3760:401. American Families in Poverty. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3760:201 or 3760:265, and senior status. Overview of the issues, trends and social policies affecting American families living in poverty. Online section available.

3760:404. Middle Childhood and Adolescence. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3760:201 and 3760:265 or 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.

3760:406. 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.

3760:421. Special Problems in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

Additional study or apprentice experience in specialized field or preparation; group and individual experimentation.

3760:440. 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.

3760:441. Family Relationships in Middle and Later Years. (3 Credits)

Exploration of family and individual development of communication and education during the middle and later years of life. Emphasis on issues related to intimacy, economics, social policies, psychological and biological changes.

3760:442. Human Sexuality. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3760:201 or permission of instructor. Introduction to problems and values. Emphasis is on the role of values in intimate relationships, the diverse dimensions of sexual responsibility.

3760:446. Culture, Ethnicity & Family. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3760:201 or 3760:265, and senior status. Study of the role of culture and ethnicity in adaptation of the family system to environment. Online section available.

3760:447. Senior Seminar: Critical Issues in FCS Professional Develop. (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: FCS major & senior standing. Consideration of family and consumer sciences as a profession and its impact on the quality of life of individuals, families and their environments. Analysis of challenges facing the profession and all home economists.

3760:448. 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.

3760:450. Families, Individuals & Environments. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: FCS major, senior standing or completion of 90 credits or permission of instructor. Integrative exploration of issues affecting the well-being of individuals, families, and communities in the multiple environments in which they function.

3760:460. 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.

3760:461. 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.

3760:462. Case Management for Children & Families II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3760:461 or 3760:561. 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.

3760:463. Practicum in Cross-Systems Case Management for Children & Families. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: [3760:461 or 3760:561] and [3760:462 or 3760:562], and six hours of electives. 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.

3760:485. Seminar in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

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

3760:490. Workshop in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: at least junior standing. Investigation on current issue or topic in selected areas of home economics and family ecology. May be on off-campus study tour or an on-campus full-time group meeting.

3760:494. Internship: Family and Consumer Sciences. (1-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. In depth field experience in business, industry, or community agencies relating to the student's area of specialization.

3760:496. Parent Education. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3760:265, comparable course or permission of instructor. Practical application that reviews and analyzes parent education methods with major emphasis on the evaluation of parent education programs. Online section available.

3760:498. Internship: Family & Consumer Sciences. (2-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. In-depth field experience in business, industry or community agencies related to student's area of specialization.

3760:499. Senior Honors Project in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisites: senior standing in Honors Program and approval of honors preceptor. Individual study supervised by adviser. Student and preceptor develop goals, objectives and methodology.