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311. Prenatal Development and Infancy (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 111; upper division standing.
Human development from conception through prenatal development, childbirth, the neonatal period, infancy and toddlerhood with emphasis on the various aspects of development and the environmental/social factors essential for human growth.
(Lecturer-discussion 3 hours)

312. Family and Personal Development (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements; PSY 100 or SOC 100 or ANTH 120; upper division standing; or consent of instructor.
Interdisciplinary introduction to the concepts underlying contemporary American family life and the influence of social and cultural conditions on human development.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

314. The Older Child (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 111; upper division standing; or consent of instructor.
Behavior and development in middle and late childhood and adolescence, with emphasis on individual and cultural differences.
(Lecturer-discussion 3 hours)

319. Family Stress and Coping (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements; ANTH 120 or PSY 100 or SOC 100 or consent of instructor; students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
Examination of theories and research associated with stressors affecting family functioning throughout the lifecycle. Consideration given to both normative transitions and non-normative stressors. Emphasis on strategies to assist families to deal productively with stress and change.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

402. Child and Family Law (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 312; upper division standing.
Establishment, conduct, and termination of marital and non-marital family relationships, including the rights and duties of the parties involved. Topics include marital disillusionment, child custody issues, property rights, domestic violence, adoption, support, genetic testing, and new trends in family law.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

409. Language, Learning and the Developing Child: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

Explores the communicative-linguistic, cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development of the child from the prenatal to adolescent period across diverse cultures with an emphasis on language acquisition and the learning process.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students currently enrolled in the Liberal Studies program. Same course as EDEL 429. Not open for credit to student with credit in LING 429, EDEL 429, and EDP 428.

410. International Families: Families in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 312; or consent of instructor.
Basic concepts and definitions relating cross-cultural studies will be discussed. Important family life cycle changes will be explained for major ethnic groups within the United States. Family life in selected international families will also be examined.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

411. Individual Child Study and Guidance (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 311 or CDFS 314 or HDEV 307 or PSY 361; upper division standing; or consent of instructor.
Analysis and interpretation of theory, research, trends and techniques for the study and guidance of the individual child in family and community settings.
(Lecture-activity 3 hours)

412. Family Interaction (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 312; upper division standing; or consent of instructor.
Dynamics of interaction and communication in interpersonal relationships throughout the family life cycle. Experience with a variety of communication skills in small group settings.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

413. Child and Family in the Community (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 312; upper division standing; or consent of instructor.
Study of cultural varieties and the needs of the contemporary American family in an urban community; analysis of current issues and problems; identification of and experience with community resources and agencies.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

414. Fieldwork with Preschool Children (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 111, CDFS 211, CDFS 214; or consent of instructor.
Supervised teaching/learning experience with preschool children including development of skills for observation and assessment as well as curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with assignments reflecting increasing levels of difficulty. (Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 6 hours)

415. Fieldwork with Infants/Toddlers (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 111, CDFS 211, CDFS 215; or consent of instructor.
Supervised teaching/learning experience with preschool children including development of skills for observation and assessment as well as curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters with assignments reflecting increasing levels of difficulty. (Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 6 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

416A. Introduction to Administration and Supervision of Child Development Programs (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 414 or CDFS 415; or consent of instructor.
Minimum and recommended standards and laws pertaining to housing, equipment, play space, adult/child ratio, health supervision and meal service for children's programs. Selection and supervision of personnel, program planning and directing.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

416B. Applications of Administration and Supervision of Child Development Programs (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 416A; or consent of instructor.
Decision theory and its application, communication strategies, planning, operating and evaluating programs for young children.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

417. Premarital Intervention (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 312; or consent of instructor.
Review of research on dating relationships and intervention programs designed for individuals or couples prior to marriage. Emphasis on applying research to the development of programs to assist premarital individuals enrich their relationships.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

418. Parent Education (3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and at least 6 units of upper division child development and family studies or equivalent courses, or consent of instructor.
Principles and techniques for working with parents in community and school programs. Assessment of needs and development of programs for adults in a variety of social and cultural settings.
(Lecture-activity 3 hours)

419. Family Life Education (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 413; upper division standing; or consent of instructor.
History, purpose, principles, ethics, ten substance areas, and paradigms of family life education will be explored. Planning, implementing, and evaluating family life education programs will be discussed. Gender, ethnicity, and diversity issues related to family life education will be stressed.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

492A. Internship in Child Development and Family Studies (3)

Prerequisites: Student must be a Family and Consumer Sciences: Child Development and Family Studies major; have senior standing; have a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; approval of a faculty advisor in Child Development and Family Studies; and CDFS 411, CDFS 413, and CDFS 414 or CDFS 415. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A course in which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a "C" may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.
Field experience in which student assumes a preprofessional role in a professional setting. Objectives developed by student with supervisor must be approved by major advisor and form the basis for evaluation.
May be repeated for 6 units maximum. (Seminar 3 hours)

492B. Internship in Family Life Education (3)

Prerequisites: Student must be a major in Family and Consumer Sciences in the option of Family Life Education; have senior standing; have a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; have approval of a faculty advisor in Child Development and Family Studies; have completed CDFS 413 and CDFS 419 each with a grade of "C" or higher.
Field experience in which student assumes a preprofessional role in a professional setting. Objectives developed by student with supervisor must be approved by major advisor and form the basis for evaluation.
May be repeated for 6 units maximum. (Seminar 3 hours)


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