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Graduate Catalog 2012-13
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Graduate Degree Programs
CDFR: Child Development and Family Relations
5004, 5005, 5006. Special Topics in Child Development and Family Relations (1,2,3)
P: Admission to CDFR graduate program. Current topics and issues related to child development and family relations.
5300. Families, Sexuality, and Gender Roles (3)
P: CDFR 1103; junior or senior standing; or admission to CDFR graduate program. Biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural influences on human sexuality and gender roles within the context of relationships and families.
5403. Parent Education (3)
P: Senior standing; CDFR 1103; 2000 or 2001; 3002, 3306; or admission to CDFR graduate program. Strategies, skills, and resources that can assist parents and professionals who work directly with them.
5411. Counseling Elders and Their Families (3)
P: GERO 2400 or admission to CDFR graduate program. Interventions for age-related problem behaviors in social and family systems of elderly.
5412. Family Crises and Resources (3)
P: CDFR 1103; senior standing; or admission to CDFR graduate program. Individual and family reactions to crises and special problems encountered in family living. Reviews individual and community resources pertinent to such problems.
5420. Family Intervention Models (3)
P: CDFR major or admission to CDFR graduate program. Selected family intervention and skill development models with opportunity for in-depth study of individual theoretical approach.
5901, 5902, 5903. Readings in Aging Studies (1,2,or3) Same as GERO 5901, 5902, 5903; SOCW 5901, 5902, 5903
May count maximum of 3 s.h. toward the baccalaureate minor in gerontology or graduate certificate in gerontology. P: Junior standing or admission to CDFR graduate program. Selected from monographs or journals. Focus on specialized areas in which student has taken one or more courses in either baccalaureate gerontology minor or graduate gerontology certificate.
5992, 5993. Advanced Preschool Internship (3,0)
1 conference and 8 lab hours per week. P: CDFR 4306, 4322; or admission to CDFR graduate program. Advanced internship experiences with preschool children and their parents.
6007. Advanced Public Policy and Legal Issues Affecting Families (3)
Current public policy and legal issues facing professionals who work with children and families.
6022. Perspectives on Death and Dying (3) Same as GERO 6022 and SOCW 6022
Interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to death, dying, and bereavement.
6300. Critical Issues in Sexuality, Gender Roles, and Families (3)
Examines biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural influences on human sexuality and gender roles within the context of relationships.
6303. Critical Issues in Family and Cultural Diversity (3)
Comprehensive study of family diversity that occurs because of different cultural environments including racial, ethnic, and economic differences.
6320. Family Treatment in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation (3) Same as REHB 6320
P: Major; REHB 6793. Rehabilitation and treatment strategies. Family intervention strategies, family counseling, and treatment of adult children of addicted parents. Emphasis on relationships of family, substance abuse, and major physical and mental disabilities.
6380. Interdisciplinary Practice: Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Their Families (3) Same as PSYC 6380; SOCW 6380
System of care model for use across disciplines in mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Prepares professionals to participate in participate in holistic, interdisciplinary team practice in variety of settings.
6401. Family Theories and Issues (3)
Emphasis on major theoretical frameworks used to explain and predict events related to families and family members. Applies these theories to current issues impacting families.
6402. Theories of Child Development (3)
Major theories and supportive research which contribute to understanding of child behavior and development.
6404. Human Development within the Family, Part I (3)
P: Admission to the CDFR graduate program. Growth and development from conception through adolescence within the context of the family.
6406. Human Development within the Family, Part II (3)
P: Admission to the CDFR graduate program. Growth and development from emerging adulthood through late adulthood.
6407. Family Systems Theories (3)
Intensive study of family systems theories. Emphasis on family development, interaction, and assessment.
6408. Family Therapy Theories (3)
P: Admission to marriage and family therapy or medical family therapy programs. Examines major marital and family therapy theories. Emphasis on systemic applications.
6409. Family Therapy Seminar I (3)
P: Admission to marriage and family therapy program; CDFR 6407, 6408, 6411. Prepracticum course addressing assessment, diagnosis, goal formulation, and treatment issues, including identification of individual therapeutic orientation.
6410. Family Therapy Seminar II (3)
Intensive examination of evidence-based practices in marriage and family therapy.
6411. Family Therapy Issues (3)
Historical, ethical, legal, and professional issues in practice of marital and family therapy.
6412. Family Therapy Seminar III (3)
P: Admission to marriage and family therapy program; CDFR 6409. Dynamics of couple interaction as basis for study of assessment and intervention models for use with premarital and married couples and other dyads within a family systems framework.
6413. Exceptional Families (3)
Attitudinal, interactional, and organizational impact of exceptional members on family. Emphasis on professional assistance.
6415, 6416, 6417. Family Therapy Practicum (3,3,3)
P: CDFR 6409, 6425. Practicum experience in marital and family therapy.
6418. Seminar in Child Development (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Variable content and titles.
6419. Seminar in Family Relations (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Variable content and titles.
6420. Program Planning and Evaluation for Child and Family Services (3)
Basic concepts related to program development and evaluation.
6425. Assessment and Treatment Planning in Family Therapy (3)
Psychodiagnostic categories, psychopharmacology, family assessment, and planning for major mental health issues.
6500. Independent Study (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 9 s.h. with change of topic. Advanced study of selected topics in child development and family relations.
6501. Trends and Issues in Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education (3)
Critical examination of current trends, issues, theories, philosophies, and developments in birth-kindergarten teacher education.
6502. Family Therapy Supervision Methods and Practice (3)
P: Master’s in marriage and family therapy from AAMFT-accredited program. Didactic and interactional supervision. Emphasis on philosophy, application, and interpretation of family therapy skills and concepts of supervision.
6503. Advanced Methods and Materials in Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education (3)
Applies theory and research in designing, adapting, and evaluating environments and curricula for typically and atypically developing children under six years of age.
6985. Child Life Internship (6)
P: CDFR 6402, 6406, 7400. Minimum of 480 hours of observation and clinical experience in approved program that provides health services to children and their families under supervision of certified child life specialist. Requires an approved project.
6990. Action Research I in Educational Settings (3)
P: Admission to candidacy; FACS 6990; EDUC 6482 or SCIE 6500. Quantitative and qualitative research methods including data collection and data analysis.
6991. Action Research II in Educational Settings (3)
P: CDFR 6990. Development, implementation, and analysisof an action research project.
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6 s.h. toward the degree.
7001. Thesis Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit; may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7007. Statistics in Child/Family Studies (3)
Introduces statistics, including analyses and applications.
7309. Contemporary Issues in Early Intervention and Children’s Health (3)
Critical analysis of issues related to typical and atypical development of children, health intervention strategies, preventive approaches and emerging trends in children’s health and community resources.
7400. Research Methods in Child/Family Studies (3)
Critical analysis of research methods and current research relevant to children and families throughout life cycle.
7401. Introduction to Medical Family Therapy (3)
Theory and practice seminar in medical family therapy.
7409. Illness and Disability Across the Lifespan (3)
Examines illness and disability interfaces across family lifespan.
7502. Family Therapy Supervision Methods and Practice (3)
P: Admission to medical family therapy doctoral program or consent of instructor. Didactic and interactional supervision. Emphasis on philosophy, application, and interpretation of family therapy skills and supervision concepts.
7900. Advanced Special Topics in Child Development and Family Relations (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 9 s.h. with change of topic. P: CDFR 7007, 7400. In-depth study of selected child and family issues. Emphasis on theory and research.
8400. Advanced Research Methods in Medical Family Therapy (3)
P: CDFR 7400 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Examination of qualitative and quantitative methods used in clinical research.
8000. Special Topics in Medical Family Therapy (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. P: Admission to medical family therapy doctoral program. In-depth study of selected biopsychosocial and spiritual issues affecting individuals and families. Variable content and titles permitted.
8402. Advanced Family Therapy Theories (3)
P: Admission to medical family therapy program. Advanced family therapy theories and application seminar in healthcare systems.
8403. Gender and Ethnicity in Medical Family Therapy (3)
P: Admission to medical family therapy program. Gender and ethnicity issues seminar in medical family therapy.
8404, 8405, 8406, 8407. Medical Family Therapy Practicum (3,3,3,3)
P: Admission to medical family therapy program. Practicum experience in medical family therapy.
8910, 8911, 8912. Family Therapy Internship (3,3,3)
P: Completion of majority of course work in medical family therapy program. Internship in medical family therapy.
9000. Dissertation (3-12)
May be repeated. Minimum of 6 s.h. required.
9001. Dissertation: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit; may count toward degree. Students conducting dissertation research may only register for this course during the summer.
CDFR Banked Courses
6424. Family Therapy Seminar IV (3)
6995. Leadership in Birth Through Kindergarten Education (3)
FACS: Family and Consumer Sciences
5007. Special Problems in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P: Consent of instructor. Special topics in selected areas of family and consumer sciences. Variable titles and content.
6003. Advanced Apparel Construction for Secondary Education (2)
C: FACS 6004. Advanced application and evaluation of technique in fabric selection and apparel construction.
6004. Advanced Apparel Construction for Secondary Education Laboratory (1)
Three lab hours per week. C: FACS 6003. Application of advanced construction principles. Interrelationship of fabric selection, pattern selection, alteration, and garment fit.
6180. Advanced Housing and Interior Design. (3)
Advanced study of housing, furnishings, and equipment as they influence family well-being.
6323. Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences Curricula (3)
P: Admission to MAT program. Topics include group and individualized instructional techniques and strategies, instructional materials development and utilization, community resources utilization, FCCLA student organization and management, and evaluation of student progress.
6423. Advanced Methods and Curriculum (3)
P: FACS 4317. Principles of curriculum development. Organization, method, materials, and evaluation in relation to program type.
6424. Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (3) P: FACS 6423.
Principles of evaluation, construction of evaluation instruments and analysis, and interpretation of evaluation data for programs and instruction.
6426. Supervision in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (3)
P: Admission to FACS MAEd program. Application of conferencing techniques, observation skills, and performance evaluation for professional leadership positions in educational settings.
6430. Trends and Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (3)
P: Admission to FACS MAEd program. Current trends and issues affecting the family and consumer sciences profession.
6990. Review of Research Literature in Educational Settings (3)
P: Admission to MAEd program in child development and family relations; EDUC 6482 or SCIE 6500. Foundational approaches in the research process, including conceptualization of the problem, literature search, and review.
FACS Banked Courses
5300. Middle Grades Careers Exploration (3)
6900. Review of Current Literature (2)
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