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Courses - Spring 2018
EDHD
Education, Human Development Department Site
EDHD201
Learning How to Learn
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Immerses students in the theoretical and empirical study of learning by engaging them in orchestrated experiences and activities drawn directly from the disciplinary research. Students achieve deep understanding of their own learning, as well as the means of enhancing that learning both in school and out-of-school contexts.
EDHD210
(Perm Req)
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHS
Students explore historical and current research in early childhood education, primary models of curriculum and pedagogy in the field, and the relationship between critical aspects of young children's development and the creation of inclusive learning opportunities for all children, including children at risk. The concept of developmentally appropriate practice and its application across different developmental levels and early childhood classrooms will be introduced and connected with discussion in EDHD220 and EDSP211. Students examine issues in developing and implementing high quality early childhood education experiences for young children with and without disabilities, including the influence of family, culture, and community, the needs of children at risk (e.g., poverty, immigrant status, English Language Learners), and the role of assessment in early learning.
EDHD220
(Perm Req)
Exploring Early Childhood General and Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Students who are considering a career in education will consider information about the teaching profession. Students reflect on their personal strengths, identify areas of growth, and examine their predisposition to work with young children with and without disabilities. They will discuss the nature of teaching, the moral and philosophic underpinnings that influenced their decision to enter into the teaching professions, as well as the roles and responsibilities of teachers and the characteristics and qualities for effective teachers (teaching styles and teacher's primary role in the classroom).
Students should allow an appropriate amount of travel time from the off-campus experience to your classes meeting on campus.
EDHD231
Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Mechanisms of the creative mind. Psychological, social, sociological, developmental, cultural, educational, genetic and neural based roots of creativity.
EDHD306
Research Methods in Human Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Addresses the scientific concepts and principles central to the study of human behavior and development. Students will learn about basic research methods in studying human behavior in developmental context and will participate in experiential activities, such as conducting observations and collecting self-report data. Major themes: goals of developmental research, fundamental research designs, types of measurement, elements of good scientific writing, and ethical issues in the study of human development.
EDHD310
Your Brain on Education: The Neuroscience of Learning and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Investigation linking research in the brain science of learning and development, including the neural basis of academic skills, to achievement, disability, and broader applications to classroom learning. This course will focus on areas of education including language (spoken and written), conceptual change, numerical/quantitative processing, and social cognition as well as burgeoning areas of neuroscientific research in general cognitive processes such as attention, memory, and executive processing. These topics will be discussed with respect to typical and atypical development with some focus on developmental disabilities including autism, specific language impairment, reading and math impairment, and attention deficit disorders among others. This course will focus on both the theoretical perspectives and pragmatic issues of how evidence regarding brain development can or may be translated into useful or misleading information for educators, professionals, and parents/guardians of our children.
EDHD319
Selected Topics in Human Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD320
Human Development Through the Life Span
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Central concepts related to parameters of human development, individual and social, which arise throughout the life span. Continuity and change within the developing individual.
EDHD386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department; and junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD402
Social Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Recommended: EDHD411.
Social Development. Critical concepts and ideas of the study of child and adolescent social development. Focus on changes in interpersonal relationships, emotions, achievement-related behavior and competence, and functioning within the broader social context.
EDHD411
Child Growth and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Theoretical approaches to and empirical studies of physical, psychological and social development from conception to puberty. Implications for home, school and community.
EDHD413
Adolescent Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Adolescent development, including special problems encountered in contemporary culture. Observational component and individual case study.
EDHD414
Development of the Scientific Mind Across the Lifespan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Recommended: EDHD320.
Study of the educational, cognitive, social, and cultural factors that underlie the development of the scientific mind across the lifespan.
EDHD415
(Perm Req)
Promoting the Social-Emotional Competence of Young Children in Inclusive Classrooms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDHD314 and EDHD425; and (EDHD419 or EDSP420).
Corequisite: EDSP423, EDSP424, and EDHD431.
Restriction: Must be in the Professional Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program; and junior standing or higher; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Teachers must have knowledge and skill regarding how to appropriately manage the classroom so that all children, those with and without disabilities, will be able to learn from their school experiences. Classroom management extends beyond responding to student misbehavior to include a comprehensive approach to addressing the social/emotional competence of typically and atypically developing children. The goal of this course is to prepare early childhood teachers who are able to sensitively, responsively, and effectively manage a classroom of young students who are typically developing and those who have disabilities. Includes Field Experience.
EDHD420
Cognitive Development and Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: EDHD320, EDHD411, PSYC341, or PSYC355; or permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Current developmental theories of cognitive processes such as language, memory, and intelligence and how differences in cognitive level (infancy through adolescence) mediate learning of educational subject matters.
EDHD424
(Perm Req)
Culture, School & Community: Contexts for Learning (PreK-3rd)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDHD425 and EDHD314; and (EDHD419 or EDSP420).
Corequisite: EDSP315, EDHD431, EDHD415, and EDSP423.
Restriction: Must be in the Professional Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program; and junior standing or higher; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Explores the development of the young child (with and without disabilities, as well as those at environmental risk) in the context of the family and community, with emphasis on the impact of state, federal and school system policy on the child's world. Course will consider issues within the family, and the wider socio-cultural ecology that relate to the child's ability to develop and learn. In addition, students will develop strategies for respectful and culturally responses approaches to actively engage families in their children's development and learning. Includes Field Experience.
EDHD425
Language Development and Reading Acquisition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This course focuses on young children's language development and the relationship between language and reading acquisition. Students will learn: concepts central to language development; language achievements at different ages; concepts of emergent literacy; models of reading acquisition and skilled reading.
EDHD426
(Perm Req)
Cognition and Motivation in Reading: Reading in Content Areas I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Students preparing for secondary teaching will learn the cognitive and motivational aspects of reading and learning from text in subjects of literature, science, history and mathematics. Different structured approaches to using text for content learning are presented. Classroom contexts that enable students to engage productively with diverse texts and internet resources are identified.
Restricted to major codes 0831L, 0831P, 0833L, 0833P, 0843L, 0834P, 0840L, 0840P, 0841L, 0841P, 0842L, 0842P, 0843L, 0843P, 0844L, 0844P.
EDHD431
(Perm Req)
Child Development and Learning, Three to Eight Years
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EDHD314 and EDHD425; and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (EDHD419, EDSP420).
Corequisite: EDSP423 and EDSP315; and TRACK I: Must be concurrently enrolled in EDSP430, EDSP433; or TRACK 2: Must be concurrently enrolled in EDHD415, EDHD424.
Provides a basic understanding of child development theory and research, as well as specific knowledge about the development of children during the early and middle childhood "stages," specifically from ages 3 years to 8 years. A major emphasis will be the application of theory and research from the field of educational psychology to an understanding of how young children learn and achieve academically. Because the course will address the developmental and academic functioning of children with and without disabilities, a particular focus will be on individualization.
EDHD432
Internship in EC/ECSE
Credits: 12
Grad Meth: S-F
Prerequisite: EDHD323, EDHD322, EDSP417, EDHD441, EDHD442, EDHD443, EDHD444, and EDSP321.
Corequisite: EDHD437.
Restriction: Must be in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education program; and senior standing or higher.
Interns spend five days per week in the classroom/home-based setting (under the mentorship of a certified teacher) where they gradually assume full responsibility for the planning, delivery and assessment of instruction or an intervention. Track I students will have an Infant/Toddler placement with special educator, Track II students will be in a Pre-K/K or Grade 1,2,3 classroom with general or special educator (must be opposite grade level and mentor from Phase I/fall of the senior year).
Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee.
EDHD436
Cognition and Motivation in Reading: Reading Acquisition for Middle School Students
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cognitive and motivational processes of reading and learning from texts across subjects. Structured approaches to using text for content learning based on approaches to knowledge, motivation, and strategies. Classroom contexts that enable middle school students to engage with diverse texts and Internet resources are provided.
EDHD437
(Perm Req)
EC/ECSE Teachers as Researchers and Reflective Practitioners
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EDHD322, EDHD323, EDSP321, EDSP417, EDHD441, EDHD442, EDHD443, and EDHD444.
Corequisite: EDHD432.
Students use action research to improve instructional delivery or familial interactions in an effort to enhance the overall educational experiences/outcomes of children in classrooms or home-based contexts. Students will design and implement an action research project in an effort to meet a goal articulated in an applicable Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or School Improvement Plan (SIP) as the basis of their project.
EDHD460
Educational Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100; or permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Application of psychology to learning processes and theories. Individual differences, measurement, motivation, emotions, intelligence, attitudes, problem solving, thinking and communicating in educational settings.
EDHD489
(Perm Req)
Field Experiences in Education
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD498
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Education
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD498N
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Education; Factors Influencing Social and Emotional Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
EDHD629
Seminar for the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
EDHD718
(Perm Req)
Apprenticeship in College Teaching
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
EDHD751
Child Development and Poverty
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDHD720; or permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
This course examines the theoretical, methodological, and empirical literature on the effects of poverty on children's development from a multidisciplinary perspective. It includes basic concepts in methodology, measurement design, and issues related to connecting basic research on poverty and children to policy and program interventions.
EDHD760
Advanced Educational Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Prior course in educational psychology, learning, or cognition; or permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Appplication of psychology to learning processes and theories. Individual differences, measurement, motivation, and intelligence.
EDHD775
(Perm Req)
Human Development and Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDHD601; or permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Course focuses on the biological bases of human behavior including physiological processes which have an impact on human development.
EDHD780
Research Methods in Human Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDMS651; or permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Research methodology for studying human development: research design, hypothesis formulation, instrument development, methodological and statistical approaches, survey of methodologies.
EDHD789
(Perm Req)
Internship in Human Development
Credits: 3 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD798
(Perm Req)
Laboratory in Human Development
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Limited to human development majors.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Limited to human development majors.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD840
Language and Literacy Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Content of this course is current theoretical and empirical research on children's language developments and on the linguistic basis of beginning reading.
EDHD888
(Perm Req)
Apprenticeship in Human Development Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD889
(Perm Req)
Practicum in Human Development
Credits: 3 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Limited to human development majors.
Contact department for information to register for this course.