Childhood Pre-Education Course List

Basic concepts related to normal human development. Emphasis on developmental theories and principles of physical, social, and emotional growth, development, and behavior of children, individually and within families and cultures, from conception through adolescence. Designed as a general survey course for majors and non-majors. 

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to concepts related to physical, intellectual, cognitive, and emotional disability, with a focus on disability as a social construct and lived experiences of people with disabilities across the lifespan. Exploration of texts, videos, and other created artifacts to evaluate concepts and models of disability. 

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to adult development and aging (gerontology). Basic concepts, principles, and issues of development across the adult years. Pre: 1004.

 

 

3 Credit Hours

Theories of integrative (mind-body) health and wellbeing. Examination of multi-dimensional factors (e.g., stress, personality, relationships, & social environment) influencing health across the lifespan.  Engagement in evidence-based, therapeutic and preventative practices for promoting health and managing chronic conditions.  (3H, 3C)

3 Credit Hours

Overview of basic concepts, principles, theories, and issues of development and change in family relationships. Topics include families in historical and contextual perspective, structural and relational diversity in families, and processes of relational development, maintenance, and dissolution in families.

3 Credit Hours

Explores the diversity of human sexuality using global perspectives. Biological, historical, developmental, psychological, sociological and self-reflexive approaches. Interdisciplinary examination of the social constructions of sexuality and gender; the historical and contemporary theoretical perspectives and research on sex; the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and nationality in shaping sexuality and family formation; the international commercialization of sex; the impact of violence and sexual coercion; the debates surrounding sexual ethics, unintended pregnancy, sex education, and biotechnology; the application of the scientific method, study designs, and methods of observation; the promotion of sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan; and the development of sexual practices, rituals, mythologies, belief systems and other cultural contexts for sexuality across time and around the world. 

3 Credit Hours

2335: Basic concepts, techniques, and structure of the human services profession. Survey of client/family assessment and problem management.

2336: Advanced topics in human services focusing on: case management, crisis intervention, program administration, specialized interventions, ethics, and professional development. Pre 1004 for 2335; 2335 for 2336.

3 Credit Hours

Pass/Fail only. 

Variable Credit Hours

3 Credit Hours

Honors Option Available

X-grade allowed. 

3 Credit Hours

Critical thinking and problem-solving involved in applying methods of scientific inquiry to the field of human development. Topics include methods of data collection, basic methods for displaying and analyzing data, and writing reports. Pre: 2004, 2304, STAT 3604.

3 Credit Hours

Seminar which investigates selected contemporary issues in adulthood and old age, such as family and friend relationships; work and retirement; political, legal, and economic issues; and women's concerns.

3 Credit Hours

Emphasizes legal, ethical, and economic bases, assessment and eligibility requirements, characteristics and educational implications, and practices pertaining to various exceptionalities.

3 Credit Hours

Theories, principles, normal patterns of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from conception to the early school years. Micro and macro environmental influences on development are considered as they interact with genetic/biological determinants of development. Pre: 1004.

3 Credit Hours

Theories, principles, normal patterns of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from middle childhoood to adolescence. Micro and macro environmental influences on development are considered as they interact with genetic/biological determinants of development. Pre: 1004.

3 Credit Hours

Health and human service programs serving children, youth, older adults, and families. Overview of community programs for individuals and families over the lifespan; methods of determining service eligibility; procedures for maintaining quality assurance. Pre: 1004, 2304, 2004.

3 Credit Hours

Supervised experience in planning and implementing emergent, play-based learning experiences for young children; examination of the role of the teacher; exploration of early childhood curricular design and materials suitable for addressing milestones of child development based on theory and research. Pre: 1004, 3214. (3H,3C)

3 Credit Hours

Helping skills used in human services settings. Case management, evaluating crisis situations, and approaches to individual and family assessment. Pre: 2335, 2336.

3 Credit Hours

Exploring the concept of community in Appalachia using an interdisciplinary approach and experiential learning. Interrelationships among geographically, culturally, and socially constitituted communities, public policy, and human development. Pre: Junior standing.

3 Credit Hours

Variable Credit Hours

Social, political, economic and historic structures maintaining power and privilege in the K-12 education system that disadvantage students of different racial, ethic, socioeconomic, class, and cultural groups. Classroom environmental design to support equity and social justice. Impact of teacher and student identity development on student learning. Twenty hours of experiential learning in educational setting. Pre: Junior Standing. (3H,3C)

3 Credit Hours

Issues, function, and responsibilities involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating family and human services programs. Pre: 3234 or 3114.

3 Credit Hours

Investigation of challenges, stresses, and crises experienced by individuals and families; protective factors and resilience, coping strategies; prevention and intervention; public policies. Pre: 2304.

3 Credit Hours

Intra-personal and inter-personal dimensions of compulsive-addictive patterns manifested in the context of the family system. Reciprocal interaction between families and other systems. Junior standing required. Pre: 2304 or 2314.

3 Credit Hours

Theoretical and substantive Issues that relate to the development and implementation of family policies. Implications of political culture and camily legislation for the well-being of children and their families. Pre: 1004, 2004, 2304, 2335, 2336.

3 Credit Hours

Examination of the changing character of individual and family diversity, as related to the intersections among gender, race, class, sexuality, age, and ability. Junior standing required. Pre: 2304.

3 Credit Hours

Intensive learning experiences in critical thinking and analysis. Opportunities to demonstrate breadth of learning while developing leadership skills and honing professional competencies. Topics include leadership and team development, problem solving, grant writing, program evaluation, and electronic portfolios. Senior standing in Human Development required.

3 Credit Hours

Pre: 1004, 2004, 2335, 2336. 

Variable Credit Hours

Variable Credit Hours

Honors Option Available

Variable Credit Hours

Variable Credit Hours

Honors Option Available