Courses

CADV 150. Foundations of Child and Adolescent Development (3)

This course surveys typical and atypical child and adolescent development. Readings and coursework provide basic grounding in the major theories/theorists of human development, an overview of major topics in cognitive, social and physical development as they relate to the culture in children’s development and develop basic competencies for child observation as a study methodology. (Available …

CADV 196A-Z. Experimental Topics (1-6)

Topics to be specified in the Schedule of Classes. Different topics may be taken for credit.

CADV 250. The Child and Adolescent Development Profession (3)

Provides an overview of the history, contemporary status and projected future of child and adolescent development as a discipline. Contemporary professional issues, advocacy and professionalism in careers that use child and adolescent development as a foundation are investigated.

CADV 310. Developmental Impacts of Abuse and Neglect (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Preparatory: CADV 150. Survey of the cognitive, physical, social/emotional effects of abuse and neglect spanning conception through emerging adulthood. Historical perspectives related to abuse and neglect of children, adolescents, and young adults including current trends/topics are explored. Ethical and practical issues regarding maltreatment relevant to current and prospective parents …

CADV 327. Infancy and Early Childhood (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 150, 250. Preparatory: PSY 301. Relevant aspects of physical, social, cognitive and emotional change are highlighted as part of human development from conception to early childhood (conception to 8 years). Emphasis on the study of the underlying processes and influences on human development. Cultural contexts of development, key changes, continuity and individual differences …

CADV 335. Middle Childhood (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Preparatory: PSY 301. This course examines developmental changes in the middle childhood years (7-12 years). Emphasis is on current research and major theories associated with middle childhood development. Cultural contexts of development, key changes, continuity and individual differences are examined. (Cross-listed with PSY 335.)

CADV 350. Applied Cognitive Development (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement; Preparatory: CADV 150. Students survey major topics of cognitive development from infancy to adolescence, review research literature about environmental factors that influence children’s cognitive development and assess the implications for observing and working with children and their families. Students have an opportunity to learn how children’s developing ability …

CADV 352. Applied Social Development (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Preparatory: CADV 150. This course surveys human social development from infancy through adolescence. Several theoretical frameworks that inform the study of social development are presented, as well as empirical evidence extending knowledge of the processes and content of social development. Emphasis is placed on connecting theories and constructs …

CADV 361. Adolescence (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Preparatory: PSY 301. Analysis of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes from puberty to adulthood. Examines contemporary youth culture from a historical and cross-cultural perspective. Discusses evaluation of age norms and deviant development. Project involving some aspect of adolescent development is required. (Cross-listed with …

CADV 373. Emerging Adulthood (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. This course fulfills the 300-level Developmental Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors. This course surveys the developmental changes that take place during emerging adulthood. Cultural contexts, key changes, continuity and individual differences across both typical and atypical development are examined. The course …

CADV 380/L. Methods of Child and Adolescent Study I/Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: MATH 140; Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Preparatory: CADV 150. Corequisite: CADV 380L. Designed to introduce students to the scientific process of studying children and adolescents. Through hands-on experiences, students gain insight into some of the key issues facing researchers, including problems of measurement, observation and interpretation, generation and testable questions, development of …

CADV 381/L. Methods of Child and Adolescent Study II /Lab (3/1)

Prerequisite: CADV 380/L. Corequisite: CADV 381L. This course is designed to build on students’ knowledge of the scientific process of studying children and adolescents. Major topics include a consideration of the philosophical and conceptual underpinnings of research, the structures and conduct of research inquiry and the generation of research questions and hypotheses. General methodology will …

CADV 394. Child and Adolescent Development Internship I (3)

Prerequisites: CADV 150, 250; PSY 150. Pre or Corequisite: CADV 350 or 352. Students must complete an application (available in Department Office, SQ 285) in the Spring semester prior to enrolling the following Fall. First of a two-semester internship sequence enabling students to apply theory to practice in a community setting. Internship includes 75 hours …

CADV 406/L. Enhancing Childhood Creativity and Lab (2/1)

Corequisite: CADV 406L. An Integrative seminar and lab experience focusing on the theoretical approaches for enhancing childhood creativity. The uses of play and fantasy are explored as means for developing programs that are child-oriented. Regular written assignments are required. (Cross-listed with RTM 406/L.)

CADV 450. Helping Children Cope with Medical Environments (3)

Prerequisites: CADV 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. The developmental impact of illness, disability and hospitalization on children and youth are studied. Methods used by child development specialists to help children cope with the emotional stress of ill health and disability will be presented.

CADV 451. Alternative Approaches to Discipline (3)

Investigation of literature on discipline in child development settings. Practical and theoretical approaches are related and integrated.

CADV 452. Child Advocacy (3)

Designed to increase student knowledge of local, state and national advocacy organizations and their influence on public policy. Focus is on the individual child development professional’s role as a child advocate.

CADV 460. Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Culture in Development (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Preparatory: CADV 150. Explores the development of ethnic minority children and adolescents in multicultural settings. Particular focus is placed on students’ exploration of their own understandings and awareness of culture, ethnicity and gender, based on the premise that effective professionals must clearly understand their own personal biases and …

CADV 470. Advanced Theories in Child and Adolescent Development (3)

Prerequisites: CADV 350 or 352, 380/L. Passing score on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. This capstone course is a culminating experience for majors. It facilitates professional development through high level discussions and thinking on concepts and theories of development for transition into graduate-level programs in human development or related fields and/or into a career. …

CADV 494. Child and Adolescent Development Internship II (3)

Prerequisite: CADV 394B. The second semester internship builds on the in-depth understanding of the program and experiences gained from the first semester internship. Individual goals enhance the professional development of students. Includes 75 hours of service in a community setting/organization in addition to regular class meetings. (Credit/No Credit only)

CADV 495A. Child and Adolescent Development Graduate School Skills and Applied Research Training I (3)

Prerequisite: Students must complete Department application. Recommended Preparatory: CADV 150; CADV 380/L or PSY 320/L or FCS 431; Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. This course will address issues associated with becoming a professional in the field of child and adolescent development through developing applied research skills that will facilitate entry into graduate and professional …

CADV 495B. Child and Adolescent Development Graduate School Skills and Applied Research Training II (3)

Prerequisite: CADV 495A or consent of instructor. This course builds on the foundation of applied research methods in CADV 495A by providing opportunities for students to integrate the theories and constructs of applied research in the field of child and adolescent development toward further development of graduate school skills and training. Through participation in weekly …

CADV 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)

Topics to be specified in the Schedule of Classes. Different topics may be taken for credit.

CADV 497AA-ZZ. Special Topics in Child and Adolescent Development (3)

Recommended Preparatory: CADV 350, 352, 380/L. Innovative courses of study. Topics to be specified in the Schedule of Classes. Different topics may be taken for credit.

CADV 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: Arranged with the permission of the instructor. Enrollment in an Independent Study is by permission of the Department Chair and with the consent of the instructor who agrees to be a sponsor. Enrollment is granted based on evidence of the student’s ability to work independently on a project. Students who are on probation or …