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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 method 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)

ANTHRO.200 Principles of Cultural Anthropology

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

PSYCH.211 Early Child Development or PSYCH.212 Adolescent Development

PSYCH.160 Appl Stats for the Beh Sciences or SOC.260 Basic Social Statistics

SOC.211 Principles of Sociology

SOCWORK.133 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

SPECED.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

Content Emphasis- Select three courses (9 credits)

ANTHRO.333 Ethnic Identity in the United States

ANTHRO.380 Men and Women

ANTHRO.390 Socialization of the Child

ART.205 Children's Art

BIOLOGY.205 Introduction to Nutrition

CRIMJUST.300 Juvenile Delinquency

CRIMJUST.320 Victimology

ELEMED.121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

ELEMED.322 Seminar in Learning Experiences with Young Children

ELEMED.371 Teaching Reading in Elementary School

PSYCH.335 Abnormal Psychology

PSYCH.337 Developmental Psychopathology

PSYCH.350 Psychology of Sex and Gender

SOC.215 Racial and Ethnic Minorities

SOC.231 Marriage and Family

SOC.320 Sociology of Women

SOC.513 Adolescents in American Society

SOCWORK.236 Child Welfare

SOCWORK.453 Social Welfare Policy

SPECED.206 Introduction to Early Intervention

SPECED.240 Foundations of Special Education

SPECED.250 Behavior Disorders

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

DEAFHH.153 Introduction to Sign Language

PSYCH.321 Psychological Tests and Measurements

PSYCH.340 Community Psychology

PSYCH.406 Psychology Seminar on Child Maltreatment

PSYCH.439 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

PSYCH.466 Independent Study

PSYCH.476 Principles of Behavior Modification

SOCWORK.334 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

SOCWORK.450 Social Work Practice with Small Groups

SOCWORK.451 Family Counseling

SOCWORK.452 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities

SPECED.375 Individual Project

Fieldwork Experience- Select one course (credits vary)

CRIMJUST.495 Criminal Justice Internship

PSYCH.497 Psychology Practicum

SOC.496 Sociology Internship

SOCWORK.297 Introductory Practice Experience in Social Work

SOCWORK.497 Social Work Internship

SPECED.340 Educating Individuals with Moderate/Severe Disabilities

SPECED.375 Individual Project