100: Marriage and Family Relations. 0-3-3. Significant factors for successful marriage, marital adjustment, and family relations.
200: Parenting. 0-3-3. Study of the parenting role. Emphasis on parent-child interaction as it influences child growth and development. Open to non-majors.
201: Introduction to Child and Family Development. 0-3-3. Basic principles and sequences in human development from prenatal period through aging years. Emphasis on developmental tasks, forces influencing development, and the family life cycle.
210: Family Interpersonal Relationships. 0-3-3. The study of interaction between individuals with application to family dynamics, personal relationships, professional interaction, and job competency.
221: Parent Involvement in Preschool Education. 0-2-2. Introduction to the theories and methods of parent involvement in early childhood (preschool) education.
276: Children's Near Environments. 0-3-3. An examination of issues related to the near environment of children including child nutrition, food preparation and activities, housing, equipment, and clothing needs.
277: Guiding Infants and Young Children. 0-2-2. Principles and techniques of positive guidance emphasizing a problem solving philosophy and a child-centered approach.
280: Hospitalized Children and Youth. 0-3-3. Study of issues involved in childhood illnesses and hospitalization.
291: Orientation to Child Life Programs. 0-3-3. A study tour of child life programs and services. Application required. May be repeated for credit with Dean's permission.
301: Early Childhood Development. 3-2-3. The development of young children. Theory and practice are correlated through readings, class discussions, and nursery school laboratory experiences.
311: Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education. 0-3-3. Preq. or Coreq., Admission to Teacher Education Upper Division and F&CS 321. Development of early language skills. Emphasis on the preschool language arts curriculum as preparation for language development.
320: Family Theory. 0-3-3. Preq., F&CS 100, 201 or consent of instructor. An overview of theoretical frameworks in family science with primary emphasis given to application of constructs.
321: Methods in Early Childhood Education. 3-2-3. Preq., Admission to Teacher Education Upper Division and F&CS 301 or consent of instructor. Important factors in planning for preschool children. Emphasis on objectives, planning nursery school experiences, and evaluation.
331: Infant Development. 3-2-3 Preq., F&CS 201 or consent of instructor. Survey of influences on prenatal and infant development. Theory and practice correlated through readings, class discussion and laboratory experiences.
361: Observation and Assessment Techniques of Children. 0-2-2. Preq., F&CS 201, 280, and 291 or consent of instructor. Skills and strategies needed to observe and assess children's development in a clinical setting.
400: Contemporary Family Issues. 0-3-3. Preq., F&CS 201 or consent of instructor. Selected issues related to family interaction and adjustment from an ecosystem perspective.
401: Curriculum and Organization of Early Childhood Education Programs. 0-3-3. Preq., Admission to Teacher Education Upper Division and F&CS 321 or consent of instructor. Organization of preschool programs with emphasis on creative activities, materials and facilities. (G)
410: Multi-Cultural Family Studies. 0-3-3. Cross-cultural survey of family patterns and their implications for professionals in the community and workplace.
420: Issues in Family Life Education. 0-3-3. Preq., F&CS 321, or consent of instructor. Methodology of teaching current family issues in family education programs. Development of family life educator skills with emphasis on parent education and marital enrichment. (G)
421: Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education: Nursery School. 16-1-6. Preq., Admission to Teacher Education Upper Division and F&CS 421, consent of instructor, preregistration and application required. An intensive practical experience in supervised nursery school teaching.
432: Children Under Stress. 0-3-3. Preq., F&CS 301 and 331 or consent of instructor. In-depth study of issues relating to the identification, understanding, and intervention in childhood stress.
435: Family Coping. 0-3-3. Designed to help students recognize and adapt to stressors of everyday living. Particular attention is placed on understanding family involvement in coping with stress. (G)
441: Public Policy and the Family. 0-3-3. Preq., F&CS 320 or consent of instructor. Examination of the people and processes involved in making public policy that has an emphasis on the family. (G)
447: Issues in Gerontology. 0-3-3. Preq., SOC 435 and F&CS 201 or PSYC 408 or consent of instructor. Issues that impact older age adults including public policy, close relationships, sexuality, housing, nutrition and apparel. (G)
451: Theory, Guidance, and Therapeutic Value of Play. 0-3-3. Preq., F&CS 320 or consent of instructor. Study of play in teaching, therapy, and creativity for children and youth.
461: Administration of Programs for Young Children. 0-2-2. Planning and administration of programs for young children.
471: The Family and the Legal System. 0-3-3. The study of our legal system as it relates to family structure and function. (G)
480: Families with At Risk Children, Birth Through Preschool. 0-3-3. Preq., F&CS 320 or consent of instructor. Application of family theory to families with special needs children, birth through preschool. Appropriate for child life, early childhood education, early intervention professionals. (G)
481: Team Functioning for Family and Child Studies Professionals. 0-3-3. Team development and functioning including processes, barriers and interdisciplinary collaborations. (G)
482: Nutrition and Medical Management of Infants At Risk. 0-3-3. Preq., F&CS 331 or consent of instructor. Overview of nutritional and medical care issues associated with infants and young children at risk for or with disabilities. (G)
501: Contemporary Issues in Infancy and Preschool Years. 0-3-3. Seminar in current research in child development with emphasis on the infancy and preschool years.
502: Advanced Child Development. 0-3-3. An in-depth exploration into social/emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from birth to 8 years of age.
510: The Family in Middle and Later Years. 0-3-3. Study of changes, needs and adjustments during the middle and later years of the family.
520: Interpersonal and Family Dynamics. 0-3-3. Study of dynamics of family interaction and relationship functioning. Emphasis on current research and issues confronting contemporary families.
521: Family Crisis. 0-3-3. Preq., F&CS 520 or consent of instructor. Origins, development, and coping responses to predictable and unexpected crises of family systems in varied ecological settings.
522: Family Life Education Programs. 0-3-3. Study of theory and methods used in developing programs to reduce mental health risks and build strengths of families.
530: Early Childhood Programs. 0-3-3. Survey of early childhood program models.
540: Parent Involvement. 0-3-3. Theories, issues and public policy of parent involvement in the educational process of children.
561: Advanced Administration of Early Childhood Programs. 0-3-3. An in-depth study of administering and organizing programs serving young children.