Graduate Courses in Human Development
5104: Adult Development And Aging I: Individual Development:
Introduction to theories and methods used to study adult development and aging. Provides students with a thorough grounding in the scholarly literature in regard to the demographic, biological, functional, psychological, and social aspects of aging with a specific focus on individual development. (3H, 3C).
5114: Adult Development and Aging II: Interpersonal Issues:
Interpersonal and social development across the adult phases of the life cycle. Integration of theory and research as it pertains to the family and friend networks, living arrangements, diverse family forms, and critical life events such as widowhood. Pre: 5104. (3H, 3C).
5124: Social Policy And Aging:
This course reviews major issues and trends in social policies related to aging. The course emphasizes health, economic, and welfare policies for older individuals and their families and considers their implications on federal, state, and local levels. Special consideration is given to dynamics that shape past, current, and future policy in the area of aging. Pre: 5104. (3H, 3C).
5134: Contemporary Issues In Aging:
Seminar which examines literature and research for selected issues in gerontology, such as long-term care, work and retirement, older women, demographic variations of the aging experiences, grant writing, intergenerational programs, administration of community based services, and adult education programs. (3H, 3C).
5144: Seminar In Gerontology:
Introduction to a wide variety of research, policy, and professional issues in gerontology, and programs and services for the aged. PASS/FAIL ONLY. (1H, 1C).
5214: Theoretical Foundations Of Child Development:
Selected theories related to child development. (3H, 3C).
5224: Social And Emotional Development In Children:
Review of research related to social and emotional development of the child from birth through middle childhood. Pre: 5214; (3H, 3C). I.
5234: Cognitive Development: Infancy Through Adolescence:
In-depth study of developmental research and theoretical approaches to cognitive development. Pre: 5214; (3H, 3C).
5244: Developmental Transitions And Adaptation:
A developmental perspective will be used in examining adaptive and maladaptive patterns of person-experience transactions during major periods of developmental organization and transition. Strategies for the promotion of successful adaption, and for the prevention of and intervention in maladaptitation will be explored. Pre: Graduate Standing; (3H, 3C).
5314: Development Of Marriage And Family Research And Theory:
Development of research and theory in representative areas of study of marriage and the family. (3H, 3C).
5324: Marriage And Family Relationships:
An introduction to the literature in family studies with emphasis on integration of concepts and current development in the field. (3H, 3C).
5334: Theories In Marriage And The Family:
Overview of theory construction; in-depth study of various theories of family development and interaction; application of theoretical frameworks to research and analysis of the family; and consideration of the explanatory value of theory when examining the relationship of the family to the larger society. Pre: 5314; (3H, 3C). II.
5344: Perspectives On Human Sexuality:
Interdisciplinary historical consideration of writings, research, theory, and application of knowledge related to human sexuality. (3H, 3C). II.
5514: Research Methods:
Introductory course in research methodology for the social sciences: formulation of a research problem, design, sampling, data collection, measurement, data analysis, interpretation, and writing the research report. (3H, 3C). I.
5614: Human Development Theory: Literature And Applications:
Introduction to major theories of human development and application of these theories to understanding and improving the well being of children, adults, couples, and families within complex social systems. (3H, 3C). I.
5624: Professional Practices In Human Development:
Focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to professional practices in the delivery of human services. Emphasis is placed on management and leadership skills and techniques, resource development and allocation, and assessing the service and program needs of individuals and families from diverse backgrounds and needs. (3H, 3C). II.
5634: Legislation And Policy In Human Development:
Provides a context for students to consider in depth the connections between government, policy, and families, with an emphasis on the construction of family problems and the social construction of their solutions. (3H, 3C). I.
5644: Program Planning And Evaluation In Human Development:
Prepares students to conduct evaluation research on prevention and intervention programs for individuals and families. Broad coverage is given to the major dimensions of evaluation research and program development strategies. (3H, 3C). II.
5654: Grant Development And Administration In Human Development:
Overview of the methods and procedures for developing competitive grant proposals. Students learn basic grant writing skills that include identifying and seeking funding sources, preparing fundable grant proposals, building a budget and managing a funded project. (3H, 3C). II.
5664: Internship In Human Development:
The internship consists of a minimum 400 hours of work at an approved site, approximately 3-4 months full-time. (6H, 6C). III. IV.
Practicum experiences in departmental options under supervision. (Maximum 15 percent of student's graduate program). VARIABLE CREDIT COURSE. Pre: 15C of graduate study in the department.
5974: Independent Study:
PASS/FAIL ONLY. VARIABLE CREDIT COURSE.
5994: Research And Theses:
VARIABLE CREDIT COURSE.
6004: Professional Development Seminar:
Review and critique of professional issues in the field of human development related to research and scholarship, pedagogy, outreach and service. May be repeated. (1H, 1C). P/F only.
6014: Theory Development:
Principles of inquiry and idea generation in human development sciences. Examination of world views and their contexts, scientific revolutions and human development theories, principles of life span and life course models, principles of human systems, theory construction models, and characteristics and critiques of theory developmental approaches. Graduate standing required (1H, 1C).
6114: Theory And Research In Aging:
Advanced course in gerontology. Review and critique of theoretical constructs and their research applications. Principles of theory construction. Appropriate research designs and procedures for studying development in adulthood and old age. Pre: 5104, 5114; (3H, 3C).
6124: Parent-child Interaction:
Review of theories and research in parent-child interaction from birth through adolescence and exploration of practical application in various settings. (3H, 3C).
6224: Observation And Assessment In Child Development:
Advanced course focusing on; theoretical considerations and practical applications of observation as an important technique for studying and assessing children; and the history, research findings, and techniques of developmental screening and assessment. (3H, 3C).
6234: Developmental Perspectives On Child Theory:
Examination of crucial issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of children with various developmental and adaptation problems. (3H, 3C).
6314: Seminar In Family Studies:
Introduction to literature and research in selected areas in family studies. (1H, 1C).
6324: Process In Relationships:
Advanced course on process in adult relationship with focus on properties, types, diversity, development, and maintenance of close relationships between adults. Pre: 5324; (3H, 3C).
6404: Systems Theory And Family Therapy:
Theory development and basic underlying assumptions of a systems framework to marriage and family therapy. Emphasis is on conceptualizing human problems as they are related to the functioning of systems. (3H, 3C). I.
6414: Clinical Marriage And Family Therapy I: Advanced Traditional Family Therapy:
Advanced study and application of Systemic, Bowenian, and Narrative family therapy models within the profession of marriage and family therapy. Prior training in general systems theory, family therapy theories, and therapeutic experience in family therapy required. Pre: 6404; (3H, 3C). I.
6424: Clinical Marriage And Family Therapy Ii: Experiential Mft:
Underlying theory and practice of couple and family therapy from experiential therapy models. Pre: 6404, 6414; (3H, 3C). II.
6434: Clinical Marriage And Family Therapy Iii:
Emphasis is on interrelationships between mind, body, environment, and social aspects of behavior in the context of the family system. The focus will be on the process of diagnosis and treatment in the family context. Pre: 6404, 6414, 6424; (3H, 3C). I.
6444: Clinical Marriage And Family Therapy Iv: Advanced Contemporary Mft:
Advanced study of the profession of marriage and family therapy. This course will rotate topics and cover two advanced practice areas such as feminist therapy, sex therapy, or therapy with families with substance abuse or violence. Pre: 6404, 6414, 6424; (3H, 3C). I.
6464: Clinical Supervision Of Marriage And Family Therapy:
Underlying philosophy, theory, and principles of the process of supervising the practice of marriage and family therapy. Pre: 6404, 6414, 6424; (3H, 3C). II.
6474: Professional Seminar In Marriage And Family Therapy:
Focus is on the major ethical, legal, and professional issues impinging upon the marital and family therapist. Pre: Doctoral level student enrolled in the marital and family therapy program; (3H, 3C). II.
6514: Advanced Research Methods:
Advanced level research methodology; examination of current procedures for studying individual development and family relationships. Pre: 5514, EDAE 5634; (3H, 3C). II.
7994: Research And Dissertation:
VARIABLE CREDIT COURSE
Required Interdisciplinary Courses
6634 (stat 6634): Advanced Statistics For Education:
multiple regression procedures for analyzing data as applied in education settings, including curvilinear regressions, dummy variables, multicollinearity, and introduction to path analysis. Pre: STAT 5634; (3H, 3C). II.
6444 (stat 6644): Advanced Research Design And Methodology:
Principles of experimental designs with applications to the behavioral sciences emphasizing appropriate statistical analysis. Pre: 5634 (3H, 3C).
6654: Multivariate Statistics For Applications To Educational Problems:
Multivariate statistical procedures presented in an applied research settings. Oriented toward the logical extension of univariate tests of significance and estimation procedures to multivariate problems. Emphasis on using existing computer software packages. Pre: STAT/EDRE 6634 and STAT/EDRE 6644; (3H, 3C).
Educational Research And Evaluation
Edre 6794: Advanced Topics In Educational Research:
Behavioral Science Methodology I & II. (3H, 3C). MUST TAKE WHOLE YEAR: (NEW SEQUENCE REPLACING EDRE 5634).