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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
2 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (001444)
Prerequisites: faculty permission.
This is a directed on-floor experience with children. 4 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (015908)
Prerequisites: CHLD 190; faculty permission.
This is an advanced on-floor experience with children. 4 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (015909)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (001445)
Prerequisites: Registration in CHLD 251 for Child Development majors and minors.
A study of the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from conception through adolescence. The course examines genetic, biological, and environmental influences including cross-cultural issues. Scheduled observation in the Associated Students Children's Center/Child Development Laboratory is met through enrollment in CHLD 251. 3 hours discussion. (001440)
Prerequisites: concurrent registration or prior completion of CHLD 250 or CHLD 252.
This course includes acquisition and application of basic observation skills regarding children's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. (Required for students enrolled in CHLD 250.) 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (001441)
Designed for Nursing, Liberal Studies, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and other non-Child Development majors, this course studies the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from conception through adolescence. The course explains genetic, biological, and environmental influences including cross-cultural issues. Scheduled observations are included. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (001442)
This is an introductory course to marriage and family, including psychological, physiological, and social aspects of close personal relationships. The topics include dating, courtship, marriage, family life, dual career marriages, single parenting, and other contemporary issues. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001443)
To address the challenge of understanding development in its many contexts and manifestations, this course provides a global investigation of critical issues influencing the lives of children. This course focuses on familial and societal influences on children's development and explores how the concept of childhood is shaped by cultural and social practices and policies. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021161)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251.
This course examines the role of curriculum in effective learning programs for children's development. Students gain skills in applying knowledge of children's growth and development to appropriate experiences in the creative arts, play, math, science, literacy, and language. Planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum activities are key components of the course. Students in the class work directly with children in an approved community program approximately 3 hours a week. 3 hours discussion. (001447)
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020592)
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
This topical course is designed for students who wish to develop a broader and deeper understanding of children's gender and sexuality development. Students study multiple theoretical explanations of gender and sexuality development, and learn how biological, social, cultural, and cognitive influences impact concepts of gender and sexuality. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. Formerly CHLD 333. (021162)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or PSYC 355.
This course studies characteristic developmental changes in and environmental influences on human infants from conception to approximately two years of age. Special emphasis is on sensory-perceptual abilities, social-emotional interactions, and cognitive developmental processes. Guided observations of infants required. 3 hours discussion. (001446)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; GE Pathway Foundation Quantitative Reasoning (MATH 110, MATH 111 for Liberal Studies majors); CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251.
Students learn the fundamentals of scientific methodology, increase their knowledge of qualitative research methods, and acquire quantitative skills in measurement and statistical evaluation. These skills are applied through reviewing, evaluating, and communicating research. Students also identify the major dimensions of research strategies used in child development and related fields. 2 hours seminar, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (001448)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or PSYC 355.
This class examines the physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial aspects of growth during the school-aged years (ages 5 through 12), as well as contextual influences (e.g., family, school, peer group) on children's development. Particular attention is paid to the implications of developmental patterns for those who work with school-aged children. 3 hours lecture. (001449)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or CHLD 255 or PSYC 355.
The course examines the connections among child development, families, and public policies. Discussions focus on the role of policy in addressing social problems that pertain to children and families and the consequences policies may have for families and for children's social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Particular attention is given to such issues as poverty, education, childcare, and welfare reform. 3 hours lecture. (001450)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or PSYC 355.
This course provides a broad research and theory-based overview of physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and identity development during adolescence. An ecological framework is used to examine the influence of sociocultural contexts, ethnicity, gender, family, peers, and school settings on adolescent experience and development. 3 hours discussion. (001461)
1 hour discussion. (001451)
1 hour discussion. (001452)
This course is designed for upper-division students who wish to develop a broader and deeper understanding of contemporary controversial issues in child development. Students learn fundamentals of social, emotional, and cognitive development from infancy through puberty, and study clashing theoretical explanations of these developments. Students apply their knowledge by preparing position papers and participating in debates on a number of urgent issues children present to society. The course takes a topical rather than "ages and stages" approach to development. 3 hours lecture. (001453)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course provides leadership experience in child development. 1 hour seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020238)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251, CHLD 282, CHLD 353, junior standing.
This course examines and appraises current and professional issues affecting the field of child development. Cultural and political influences on the practices of professionals in the field are explored and analyzed. 3 hours lecture. (020216)
3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (001454)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251, CHLD 282, CHLD 353; NFSC 100 or HCSV 450; junior standing; faculty permission.
This course emphasizes early childhood curriculum design and practice in a supervised student teaching experience in the Associated Students Child Development Laboratory (ASCDL). Students plan and implement a developmentally effective program for young children, practice the role of teachers, assess children's developmental progress, and evaluate their own teaching/learning effectiveness and professional development. Enrollment is limited. 2 hours activity, 9 hours laboratory. (001455)
This course includes the acquisition and application of basic observation skills in an early childhood education program. 3 hours supervision. Credit/no credit grading. (001456)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour lecture. (001457)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (001458)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251, CHLD 282, CHLD 353, and GE math with a grade of C- or higher.
This course provides an overview of child and family assessment. The course offers the student both research-based theory and practical applications in these areas. Students apply the knowledge gained during class sessions and readings to relevant assigned projects and papers. 3 hours lecture. (001459)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or CHLD 255 or PSYC 355, faculty permission.
This course is an advanced study of the interpersonal relationships among family members. Topics of reading and discussion include theories and research on family structure and function, family crises, child raising patterns, family finances, and other related topics as per instructor choice. 3 hours discussion. (001462)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251.
This course focuses on the role of the program administrator in various types of licensed child development facilities. Topics include programming, fiscal oversight, licensing regulations, personnel decisions, legal issues, and management aspects of children's programs. 3 hours seminar. (001463)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251.
This course offers opportunities to gain skills and knowledge about supervising adults in the workplace. Topics include interpersonal communication techniques, adult learning theory, leadership skills, professional collaboration, and personnel assessment in the early childhood education field. 3 hours lecture. (001465)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Provides direct experience in agencies, institutions, or work settings appropriate to the application of Child Development background and training. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (001466)
Prerequisites: BIOL 303 or BIOL 318; CHLD 392, senior standing, faculty permission.
This class is a guided internship for majors in Child Development. Based on individually determined internship learning objectives, students select a community-based agency placement that matches their career interest in children from birth through 18 years of age and/or their families. Students spend a minimum of 6 hours a week in their internship placement for 12 weeks. Enhanced Internet course; WebCT access is required for this course. 1 hour lecture, 4 hours activity. (001467)
Prerequisites: BIOL 303 or BIOL 318; CHLD 392, senior standing, faculty permission.
This capstone seminar integrates the perspectives of various disciplines concerned with the developing child. Its emphasis is on physical, cognitive, personality, and social development of the child in relationship to the family, community, and society. From a research framework, the topics include program practices, professional ethics, collaboration, case management, effective communication, leadership styles, self evaluation, and professional responsibilities. Students also complete comprehensive portfolios as part of the course requirements. 3 hours seminar. (001468)
Prerequisites: BIOL 303 or BIOL 318; CHLD 392, senior standing, acceptance in undergraduate honor program, faculty permission.
This capstone seminar integrates the perspectives of various disciplines concerned with the developing child. Its emphasis is on physical, cognitive, personality, and social development of the child in relationship to the family, community, and society. From a research framework, the topics include program practices, professional ethics, collaboration, case management, effective communication, leadership styles, self evaluation, and professional responsibilities. Students also complete comprehensive portfolios as part of the course requirements. 3 hours seminar. (001469)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. (001470)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (001471)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251, CHLD 282, CHLD 353; NFSC 100 or HCSV 450; faculty permission.
Independent study resulting in a piece of scholarly or creative work involving substantial research to be completed and publicly presented. This will be the first course taken in the year-long honors program in the major and is open only to undergraduate honors students. 9 hours supervision. (001472)
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251, senior standing.
This course is the study of inter-relationships among staff, parents, and children in child development programs. It includes knowledge of parent education, communication techniques, staff management and relationships, observation of parent meetings, and other aspects of program functioning. 3 hours seminar. (001460)
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