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301. Child Development and Learning: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

Explores the physical, cognitive, communicative/linguistic, and socio-emotional development of the child from the prenatal through adolescent period across diverse cultures with an emphasis on the learning process and developmentally appropriate teaching practices.

302. Early and Late Adolescent Development and Learning: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

Explores social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development in early and late adolescence across cultures with an emphasis on the learning process and developmentally appropriate teaching practices.

305. Educational Psychology (3)

Overview of Educational Psychology. Analysis of theories of learning as they relate to intellectual, social, and personal development of diverse learners. Emphasis on learning, motivation, and development with attention to educational practices that foster critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

373. Nonverbal Communication: Interaction of Mind and Body (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation, one or more Exploration course(s), and upper-division standing.
History and theories of the development of mind/body integration. Enhancement of personal and interpersonal relations through lectures, discussion, films, and movement experiences. Analysis and synthesis of the interdependence of the psychological and physical processes in nonverbal communication.
Same course as DANC 373. Not open for credit to students with credit in DANC 373.

390. Selected Topics in Education (1‑3)

Orientation to and exploration of topics relevant to the college student as a learner-scholar and decision-maker within the changing campus, community and societal milieu. Lectures, discussion, field study.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

400. Introduction to Educational Research (3)

Explores a wide range of research methods used in education. Topics include traditions, theories, approaches, and applications of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Letter grade only (A-F). May not be used as a substitute for EDP 419.

405. Positive Strategies for Classroom Management (3)

Models and strategies of classroom management to promote student prosocial behaviors and academic growth. Includes information regarding school-wide models of positive behavior support and classroom interventions to support positive behaviors in both general and special education programs.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

419. Educational Statistics (3)

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate mathematics course suitable for general education math credit and, if required by the major, a lower-division statistics course.
Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistical methods with application to educational research problems. Emphasis on understanding statistical concepts, computation skills, and the use of computer programs in data analysis.

432. Social and Cultural Diversity in Educational Settings (3)

Examination of personal attitudes toward distinct groups of people. Study of historical and structural factors that either promote or diminish equal human worth and either empower or oppress people based on class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, language, or religion.

485. Theoretical Foundations of Language Minority Education (3)

Introduction to theoretical foundations of language minority instruction. Background on the historical and political context of the development of educational language policies. Models of bilingual and English language development education.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in LING 485.

490. Selected Topics in Educational Psychology (1‑6)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in educational psychology selected for intensive study.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

492. Internships in the Human Services (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Students are placed in agencies and organizations to engage in volunteer or paid work in human services/mental health. The required 15 hour seminar will focus on personal values, interpersonal communications skills, critical thinking, and problem solving. Development of knowledge and skills transferable to future careers will be stressed.
A minimum of 120 hours field experience is required for the semester.

497. Independent Study (1‑3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.
Independent study undertaken under the supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units, with no more than 3 units applicable to credential or major requirement.


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