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Career Concentration in Family, Children and Youth

Administered by the Departments of Psychology and Sociology, Social Welfare and Criminal Justice

Effective: Spring 2009

This program is designed to help prepare students for entry-level positions working with children, youth, or family services. Because of the wide variation in possible career objectives held by individuals entering the concentration, course options are extremely flexible. Courses and experiences are drawn from a variety of University faculties including Psychology, Sociology/Social Welfare/Criminal Justice, Exceptionality Programs, Elementary Education, Anthropology, and others. The program consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours selected from a core emphasis, a content emphasis, a methods or skills emphasis, and a fieldwork experience. Options are available in each emphasis so that a personalized experience may be designed.

Core Emphasis- Select four courses (12 credits)

45.133 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

45.211 Principles of Sociology

46.200 Principles of Cultural Anthropology

48.101 General Psychology

48.211 Early Child Development or 48.212 Adolescent Development

48.160 Basic Statistics or 45.260 Basic Social Statistics

70.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

Content Emphasis- Select three courses (9 credits)

43.300 Juvenile Delinquency

43.320 Victimology

45.236 Child Welfare

45.231 Marriage and Family

45.215 Racial and Ethnic Minorities

45.453 Social Welfare Policy

45.320 Sociology of Women

45.513 Adolescents in American Society

46.390 Socialization of the Child

46.333 Ethnic Identity in the United States

46.260 Men and Women: An Anthropological Perspective

48.335 Abnormal Psychology

48.337 Developmental Psychopathology

48.350 Psychology of Sex and Gender

50.205 Introduction to Nutrition

62.121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

62.371 Teaching Reading in Elementary School

62.322 Seminar in Learning Experiences with Young Children

70.206 Introduction to Early Intervention

70.250 Behavior Disorders

70.240 Foundations of Special Education

30.205 Children's Art

Methods or Skills Emphasis- Select two courses (6 credits)

45.334 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

45.450 Social Work Practice with Small Groups

45.451 Family Counseling

45.452 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities

48.321 Psychological Tests and Measurements

48.340 Community Psychology

48.406 Psychology Seminar on Child Maltreatment

48.439 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

48.466 Independent Study

48.476 Principles of Behavior Modification

70.375 Individual Project

74.153 Introduction to Sign Language

Fieldwork Experience- Select one course (credits vary)

43.495 Criminal Justice Internship

45.297 Introductory Practice Experience in Social Work

45.496 Sociology Internship

45.497 Social Work Internship

48.497 Psychology Practicum

70.340 Educating Individuals with Moderate/Severe Disabilities

70.375 Individual Project