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Human Development Courses

Human Development 107
Child Growth and Development (DS1)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, from conception through adolescence. Using developmental theories and research methodologies, course emphasis will be on typical and atypical development, maturational processes and environmental factors. Students will also observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. No credit for students who have taken Psychology 157. CSU/UC
 
Human Development 108A
Observation and Assessment for Early Learning and Development
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Human Development 107.
This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning to join with families and professionals in promoting children’s success. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools are explored. Students must show proof of negative TB test results. CSU
 
Human Development 110
Child, Family and Community (DS2)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
This class examines the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community and emphasizes historical and socio-cultural factors. Socialization processes and identity development that support and empower families by showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships will be explored. CSU/UC
 
Human Development 111A
Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Human Development 108A.
This course examines the underlying historical and theoretical principles, and the developmentally appropriate practices of early childhood programs and environments. Emphasis will be on the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative and intellectual development for all children. The evolution of professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity will be explored. Students must show proof of negative TB test results. CSU
 
Human Development 111B
Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children (DS3)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Human Development 111A.
This course presents an overview of knowledge and skills needed to provide developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children. Students will examine the teacher’s role in supporting development, fostering the joy of learning, and creativity through the essential role of play. Content areas include language/literacy, social/ emotional/sensory learning, art, music, math, science, health/safety, and motor development. Students must show proof of negative TB test results. CSU
 
Human Development 112
Health, Safety and Nutrition for Children
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Recommended Preparation: Six units of human development classes.
This course examines the regulations, policies, procedures and best practices for early childhood curriculum related to health, safety, food, and nutrition while supporting child development through everyday planning and school programming. The importance of collaboration between families and health and school professionals to ensure physical and mental health of all children, families, and professionals will be explored. Students must show proof of negative TB test results. Field trips to local child development centers may be included. CSU
 
Human Development 116A
Infant/Toddler Growth and Development (DS4)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Human Development 107.
Examination of the growth and developmental patterns of infants and toddlers and interactions with culturally diverse family structures. Field trips may be required. This class partially fulfills the requirements for state licensing. With Human Development 116B, this class fulfills Infant/Toddler Specialization for Child Development Center Permit. Students must show proof of negative TB test results. CSU
 
Human Development 116B
Programming for Infants and Toddlers (DS4)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Human Development 107. Recommended Preparation: 116A.
Focuses on the implementation of quality, developmentally appropriate, infant/toddler programs, including curriculum, environment, planning and interactions among staff, children and parents. Cultural sensitivity to the diversity of staff and families within such programs will be addressed. Field Trips may be required. This class partially fulfills the requirements for state licensing. With Human Development 116A, this course fulfills Infant/Toddler Specialization for Child Development Center Permit. Students must show proof of negative TB test results and it is recommended that 116A be taken before 116B. CSU
 
Human Development 120
Development of the School Age Child (DS5)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Examines the physical, cognitive/language, and psychosocial development of children five to twelve years old emphasizing the interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. Using developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe and evaluate children addressing issues of typical and atypical development and diversity. Fulfills partial requirements for the School Age Child Development Permit. Field trips to local child development centers may be included. Not offered every semester. CSU
 
Human Development 121
School Age Child Care Activities (DS5)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Focus on school age creative activities including planning and implementing an appropriate before and after school curriculum. Attention will be paid to integrating academics, recreation and creative activities suitable for school age child care programs. CSU
 
Human Development 205
Exceptionality and Special Needs in Human Development
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Study of diseases and disorders found in children resulting in exceptionality, including intellectual and learning disabilities; visual, speech, and hearing impairments; behavior disorders, and physical and health impairments. CSU
 
Human Development 208
Working With Families of Children with Special Needs
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Human Development 205.
This course will provide teachers, intervention assistants, administrators and parents the tools necessary to support families of children with disabilities and other special needs in early childhood and school age programs. Techniques, strategies and resources will be provided to support children in a natural and/or inclusive educational setting and to empower the advocacy of parents. CSU
 
Human Development 221
Teaching in a Diverse Society
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Examination of the development of social identities in diverse societies, and implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms, and teaching. Classroom teaching strategies will be explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches, self-examination, and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes and bias, social and educational access, media and schooling. Field trips may be required. CSU