CYAF121
U.S. Education in the Age of GlobalizationCrosslisted with EDPS 121

Prerequisites: First semester international freshman or transfer student

Description: United States education and culture in the context of globalization and intercultural communication with emphasis on tools for academic achievement.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

CYAF150
Life Skills For Success

Prerequisites: Open to freshmen and sophomores only

Letter Grade only

Description: Ecological Systems Theory (EST) as a foundation to understanding the complex college environment and how basic life skills can be used to achieve success in college. How to apply EST to the following challenges: study skills and time management; awareness of diversity of thought and action; leadership; community service and social responsibility; money management; coping with stress; developing health social relationships; and career exploration.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

CYAF160
Human Development and the Family

Description: Developmental life cycle approach to the study of the individual from conception to death. Each stage of life studied from the perspective of how individual development is fostered within the family system.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 372; CYAF 374; CYAF 374L; CYAF 382; EDPS 457

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

CYAF160H
Honors: Human Development and the Family

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation

Description: For course description, see CYAF 160.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 372; CYAF 374; CYAF 374L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF203
ECEMS: Child Development, Birth to 3

Prerequisites: Admission to ECEMS program

Description: Child development from birth to age three. Growth patterns, the influences of disabilities and risk factors, environmental factors and their effects on attachment styles, language acquisition, brain development, cognitive development, social-emotional development, and perceptual and sensory motor skills.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 301; CYAF 302; CYAF 303; CYAF 304; CYAF 307

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF204
ECEMS - Child Development, 4 to 8

Prerequisites: Admission to ECEMS Program

Description: Physical, cognitive, social/emotional and personality growth and development during early childhood. Major theories of development and current research and ideas in conjunction with historical approaches to examining growth and development in ages 4-8.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 301; CYAF 302; CYAF 303; CYAF 304; CYAF 307

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF205
ECEMS - Child Guidance and Classroom Environments

Prerequisites: Admission to ECEMS Program

Description: Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice in child guidance. Review of current guidance methods and programs in order to become familiar with successful guidance techniques. Develop student's own approach to guidance based upon practices best suited to their own unique skills and strengths.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 305

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF210
Applied Methods of Social Emotional Development and Guidance

Prerequisites: Parallel CYAF 210L

CYAF 210 is for people interested in working with children in schools, child care programs, and in social service agencies.

Description: An overview of the components of social competence and what influences its development. Common social difficulties experienced by children and enhancing children's social competence.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 374; CYAF 374L

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

CYAF210L
Applied Methods of Social Emotional Development and Guidance

Prerequisites: Parallel CYAF 210

CYAF 210L is for students to improve their ability to interact effectively with young children. CYAF 210L provides a bridge between theory and practice. CYAF 210L is 'Pass/No Pass only'.

Description: Practice and demonstrate behaviors and skills related to sound child development theory and/or research and best practices under the guidance of early childhood professionals.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 374; CYAF 374L

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

CYAF222
Introduction to Family Finance

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Not open to students with credit in FINA 260 or equivalent.

Description: Individual and family financial planning. Emphasis on financial planning for families in the early life cycle. Application of credit, insurance, savings, investments, taxes, and estate planning information to individual and family needs.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 322

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

CYAF270
Development of the Preschool Child

Prerequisites: Parallel CYAF 270L

Description: Growth and behavior related to the preschool years, ages two through five.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 374; CYAF 374L; CYAF 497A; CYAF 497K

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

CYAF270L
Development of the Preschool Child-Laboratory

Prerequisites: Parallel CYAF 270

Description: Observation of and participation in the care and guidance of preschool children.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 374; CYAF 374L; CYAF 497A; CYAF 497K

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

CYAF271
Infancy

Prerequisites: Parallel CYAF 271L

Description: Human growth and behavior from conception to three years of age from a holistic and ecological perspective including application of knowledge to the care and education of infants and toddlers.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 371; CYAF 371L; SPED 461

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF271L
Infancy Laboratory

Prerequisites: Parallel CYAF 271

Pass/No Pass only

Description: Human growth and behavior from conception to three years of age.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 371; CYAF 371L

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

CYAF280
Family Science

Description: Introduction to research and theory on family relationships and to careers working with children and families. Family systems and how they are affected by healthy and unhealthy processes. How ethnicity, gender and social class influences family living.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 382

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

CYAF285
Dating and Couple Relationships

Description: The complexities of dating and diverse couple relationships from both developmental and family systems perspectives. Research on the formation, dissolution, and maintenance of relationships. Promotion of healthy communication and inter-actional patterns. The influence of family of origin, dynamics, culture, gender, and life cycle transitions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF297J
Professional Practicum Experience I

Prerequisites: Admission to the FCS education program

Must take CYAF 297J (1 cr) with CYAF 451/851. An accompanying seminar is included where the role of the professional is discussed. Letter grade only.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children, youth, and families.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

CYAF299H
Honors: Independent Study

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; College of Education and Human Sciences honor program student; and a major in one of the Human Sciences areas

Grade only.

Description: Human growth and behavior from conception to three years of age.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

CYAF301
ECEMS-Assessing Young Children and their Environments to Enhance Development

Prerequisites: CYAF 203, CYAF 204, and CYAF 306

Description: Select, evaluate, and use appropriate assessment tools for children birth to age 8. Use assessment data to inform decisions about teaching (environments and practice) and intervention. Ethical use of assessments, validity of assessments, multicultural sensitivity, and assessments for children with special needs.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 305

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF302
ECEMS - Development of Curriculum for Children ages Birth to 3

Prerequisites: CYAF 203, CYAF 204, and CYAF 306

Description: Learn and use assessment and documentation to inform curriculum, plan and evaluate developmentally appropriate activities, and learn about effective ways to share curriculum information with families. Addresses all areas of developmental domains and content areas. Issues related to diversity in family composition, culture, and individual abilities for children ages Birth to 3.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 305

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF303
ECEMS - Development of Curriculum for Children ages 4 to 8

Prerequisites: CYAF 203, CYAF 204, CYAF 306, and CYAF 307

Description: Learn and use assessment and documentation to inform curriculum, plan and evaluate developmentally appropriate activities, and learn about effective ways to share curriculum information with families. Addresses all areas of developmental domains and content areas. Issues related to diversity in family composition, culture, and individual abilities for children ages 4 to 8.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 305

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF304
ECEMS - Understanding and Adapting for Developmental Differences

Prerequisites: CYAF 203, CYAF 204, and CYAF 306

Description: Disability conditions, assessment and identification, interventions in inclusive environments, and collaborations among service providers.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 305

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF305
ECEMS - Practicum II

Description: Opportunity for Early Childhood Education (ECE) teacher educators to have a guided learning experience in a professional agency that provides services to children and families. Learning experiences and projects at the practicum site will provide teacher educators with the opportunity to use and implement theories and practices learned in other ECE classes.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 405; CYAF 410

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF306
ECEMS: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Prerequisites: Admission to ECEMS Program

Description: Role of a professional as a teacher, administrator, or advocate in early childhood programming. Professionalism and ethics, identifying child abuse and applying universal precautions. Discuss qualities of the early childhood educator role, program models, and working with children and professional colleagues.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 301; CYAF 302; CYAF 303; CYAF 304; CYAF 307

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF307
ECEMS - Practicum I

Prerequisites: CYAF 203, CYAF 204, and CYAF 306

Description: Opportunity for Early Childhood Education (ECE) teacher educators to have a guided learning experience in a professional agency that provides services to children and families. Learning experiences and projects at practicum site will provide teacher educators with the opportunity to use and implement theories and practices learned in other ECE classes.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 303; CYAF 305

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF322
Advanced Family Finance

Prerequisites: CYAF 222

Description: Critical analyses and intervention strategies of family finance issues across the life span.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF330
Refugee Family & Community Wellbeing: Think Globally, Act Locally

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing

Description: Introduction to a broad spectrum of health and wellness topics that affect refugees across the migration continuum. Experience will be gained through service learning components, such as working directly with a local agency or organization, or with refugee high school students in Lincoln Public Schools. Socio-cultural aspects of immigration and migration will be discussed and analyzed using academic articles, nonfiction novels, and ethnographic films.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF333
Families in the Economy

Description: The determinants of economic well-being of individuals and families over time. The consequences of family economic well-being for family functioning and outcomes. Family economics theories and concepts. How families develop, acquire, maintain, and conserve scarce resources to attain desired standards of living.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF371
Methods of Working with Infants in Programs and Communities

Prerequisites: CYAF 271 and CYAF 271L with grades of 'C' or better.

CYAF 371 and CYAF 371L must be taken together.

Description: Introduce students to methods used in infant-toddler programs, including center-based, home-based, and family-support models. Delivered in hybrid format with most course material online supplemented by brief in-person class meetings. Examination of program models and frameworks, curricula, training programs and methods of assessment used in infant-toddler programs.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

CYAF371L
Working with Infants in Programs & Communities Practicum

Prerequisites: CYAF 271 and CYAF 271L with a grade of C or above.

CYAF 371 and CYAF 371L must be taken together. CYAF 371L is Pass/No Pass only.

Description: Course will feature 9 hours of practicum shadowing experiences in 3 different types of infant-toddler programs in the first half of the semester and 21 hours of weekly practicum in one of the settings for a more in-depth experience during the second half of the semester. Emphasis will be on skills needed for Nebraska Early Childhood Endowment programs and on Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines but examination of programs from other states and international efforts will also be included in course materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

CYAF372
Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Prerequisites: CYAF 160 or 160H or equivalent

Description: Theoretical interrelationships of the physiological, psychological, and sociological and cognitive aspects of development during the years after early childhood through adolescence.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF374
Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education

Prerequisites: CYAF 160 or 160H, and 270/270L or 210/210L; parallel CYAF 374L.

Description: Best practices in early childhood education (preschool through Kindergarten) and the teacher's role in facilitating childhood learning through planning, implementing, sequencing, documenting, and evaluating early childhood instruction.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 497A; CYAF 497K

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF374L
Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education Laboratory

Prerequisites: CYAF 160 or 160H, and 270/L or 210/L; parallel CYAF 374

Description: Planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities for young children in a supervised early childhood laboratory setting.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 497A; CYAF 497K

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

CYAF380
Working with Families in Communities and Schools

Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Description: The theoretical foundations for working with families in the community and school. Professional interaction skills needed to establish sound working relationships with families. Ethical guidelines for professional interactions with families to facilitate appropriate application of principles to the diversity of professions working with families.

This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 382

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

CYAF382
Working with Parents

Prerequisites: CYAF 160 or equivalent, and CYAF 280 or 380

Description: Introduction to principles of parenting within multiple contexts including developmental, structural, and cultural perspectives. Evaluation of parenting concerns and relationships as they apply to working with families. Content will cover parenting philosophies as well as a central focus on programs and practices related to parent education. There will be a strong emphasis on the links between theory, research, and application.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF383
Literacy Methods for Young Children

Description: Research base and historical antecedents of current theories of literacy development in young children. The specific connection between those theories and construction and successful implementation of developmentally appropriate, relationship rich-literacy methods, strategies, materials, and environments for children from birth through Kindergarten. Assessment tools of teacher effectiveness and early literacy acquisition, formal and informal techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF384
Math, Science & Nature Integrated Methods Birth - Kindergarten:World of Wonder

Description: The development and learning of children from birth through Kindergarten in the domains of math, science, and nature. The developmentally appropriate methods for supporting children's development in these domains.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF396
Independent Study in Child, Youth and Family Studies

Prerequisites: 12 hrs CYAF or closely related areas; and permission

CYAF 396 requires a completed contract form before registering.

Description: Individual problems and readings in current literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

CYAF396H
Honors: Independent Study in Child, Youth and Family Studies

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; 12 hrs CYAF or closely related areas; and permission

Letter Grade Only CYAF 396H requires a completed contract form before registering.

Description: Individual problems and readings in current literature under the direction of a faculty member in the department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

CYAF397J
Professional Practicum Experience II

Prerequisites: Admission to the FCS education program

Must take CYAF 397J (1 cr) with CYAF 452/852. CYAF 397J is 'Letter grade only'. Letter grade only

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children, youth, and families.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

CYAF403
Student Teaching Seminar in Family and Consumer SciencesCrosslisted with CYAF 803

Prerequisites: Parallel CYAF 897J/897J.

Description: Analysis of school programs with attention to: teacher certification in Family and Consumer Sciences; teacher and student rights and responsibilities; proper conduct of teachers; selected legal aspects of education; methods of communicating with parents and community members; current issues which impact education; and reflection and discussion of student teaching experiences. Reinforcement of learning theories, teaching principles, management, and best practices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CYAF405
ECEMS - Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Settings

Prerequisites: CYAF 305

Description: Exploration of issues surrounding the administration of early childhood programs including identification of community needs, analysis of business opportunities, the evaluation and appropriate use of space and quality programming, consideration of policy and legal responsibilities, and professionalism in the field. Explores best practices in staff selection, training, coaching, and supervision.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF406
ECEMS - Diversity in the Lives of Young Children and Families

Prerequisites: Admission to the ECEMS Program

Description: Explore cultural diversity in daily life and beliefs in families with young children. The focus is on U.S. families, with attention to the multiple cultures from which they come.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF407
ECEMS - Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Prerequisites: Admission to ECEMS program.

Description: Important elements for planning, promoting, and maintaining healthy and safe learning/care environments; understanding childhood illnesses and establishing healthy lifestyles; performing first aid; and maintaining care providers' health. Information about maintaining safe relationships with others, including identifying and reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children. Exploration of nutrients for life, feeding, food preparation and safety policies and guidelines, food allergies and intolerances, and appropriate feeding practices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF408
ECEMS - Technology and Young Children

Prerequisites: Admission to the ECEMS Program

Description: Discover how electronic technology impacts the development of young children in educational, home, and community environments, and how technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. Learn to be critical thinkers and informed consumers of technology related to young children.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF409
Working with Families

Prerequisites: Admission to the ECEMS Program

Description: Focuses on application of an ecological model to the understanding of variation in parental roles, perspectives, approaches, and challenges. Overview of effective communication strategies and parent education programs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF410
ECEMS - Practicum III, Capstone Experience

Prerequisites: CYAF 305

Description: Fifteen week practicum experience to demonstrate practical application of developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching techniques and skills, actual teaching experience and developmental feedback. Observation and evaluation of classroom experiences, environmental design, classroom management, and parent communication.

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LAB
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:6

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CYAF416
Educational ProgrammingCrosslisted with CYAF 816

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate educational experiences for a variety of audiences in non-formal settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF446
Addictions and FamiliesCrosslisted with CYAF 846, CYAF 446H

Description: Introduction to addictions from a family systems perspective: theories; behavioral patterns; physiological, psychological and social impacts on individuals and the family; and implications for interventions and treatment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF446H
Addictions and FamiliesCrosslisted with CYAF 446, CYAF 846

Description: Introduction to addictions from a family systems perspective: theories; behavioral patterns; physiological, psychological and social impacts on individuals and the family; and implications for interventions and treatment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF447
Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Youth in Professional ContextCrosslisted with CYAF 847, WMNS 847, WMNS 447

Description: Contextual considerations and research-informed guidelines for working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) youth in professional settings such as education, mental health, medical, and community outreach. The systemic context of GLBT youth, including developmental transitions, unique stressors, peer relationships, familial environments, and ways to help GLBT youth thrive

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF451
Learning and Teaching Principles and Practice in Family and Consumer SciencesCrosslisted with CYAF 851

Prerequisites: Admission to the Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary Teacher Education Program; completion of 80% of subject area coursework with a 2.5 GPA or better; parallel CYAF 297J (1 cr) or CYAF 894J (1cr)

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and leaning as applied in Family and Consumer Sciences. Development of middle and secondary education curriculum in Family and Consumer Sciences using student-centered, interactive methods of instruction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF452
Curriculum Principles and Practices in Family and Consumer SciencesCrosslisted with CYAF 852

Prerequisites: Admission to the Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary Teacher Education Program; completion of 80% of subject area course work with a 2.5 GPA or better; CYAF 451/851; parallel CYAF 397J (1 cr) or CYAF 894J (1 cr)

Description: Practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to Family and Consumer Sciences. Develop teaching and/or learning plans for teaching Family and Consumer Sciences. Analyze classroom management practices and develop plans for assessment.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

CYAF458
Family Stress and Crisis, Coping and RecoveryCrosslisted with CYAF 858

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Normative and non-normative family stressors (e.g. violence, economic conditions, war and political conflict, natural disasters) and how they affect family functioning. Family stress theories are used to understand crisis events and how families can cope and recover.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF460
Human Dimensions of SustainabilityCrosslisted with CYAF 860

Description: Examination of the interdependence of human, ecological, economic sustainability and ways to lead a more sustainable life.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

CYAF471
Human Sexuality and SocietyCrosslisted with EDPS 471, PSYC 471, SOCI 471, CYAF 871, EDPS 871, PSYC 871, SOCI 871

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Open to advanced students planning careers in the professions in which knowledge of human behavior and society is important (e.g., helping professions, medicine, law, ministry, education, etc.).

Description: Interdisciplinary approach to the study of human sexuality in terms of the psychological, social, cultural, anthropological, legal, historical, and physical characteristics of individual sexuality and sex in society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF474
Assessment in Early ChildhoodCrosslisted with CYAF 874

Prerequisites: 12 hrs CYAF, or related social sciences

Description: Selection, use, and interpretation of assessment instruments for understanding the developmental level of children from birth through age eight. Assessment of reasoning and thinking processes, concept formation, and social cognition.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF476
Cognitive Processes in ChildrenCrosslisted with CYAF 876

Description: Overview of early childhood cognitive development and education. Nature and development of reasoning and thinking processes and concept formation in children. In-depth examination of early childhood cognitive developmental theories and their implications for teachers, parents, and others working with young children.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF477
Administration of Early Childhood ProgramsCrosslisted with CYAF 877

Prerequisites: 12 hrs family and consumer sciences including CYAF 270

Description: Administration of early childhood programs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF482
Understanding Families from a Global ContextCrosslisted with CYAF 882

Prerequisites: 12 hours of coursework in CYAF, PSYC, SOCI, TEAC, or CRIM.

Description: Acquire the knowledge, competencies, and experiences that will allow greater participation as a global citizen by examining the historical, cultural, ethnic, economic, systemic and socio-cultural complexities of families.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF482A
Learning Abroad with Child, Youth and Family StudiesCrosslisted with CYAF 882A

Description: Experience the rich culture within countries around the world through interactions with families, children, couples and individuals within their country context. Emphasis is on learning about families, early childhood, youth and adults, and the impact of systems and services within the cultural context.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

CYAF488
Child and Family PolicyCrosslisted with CYAF 888

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Analysis of child and family policies, including what is family policy, how policy is made and implemented, how values and goals affect policy and future directions for child and family policies in America and in other countries.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF490
Workshop SeminarCrosslisted with CYAF 890

Description: Special topics related to child, youth, and family studies. Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

CYAF490A
Workshop Seminar: Early ChildhoodCrosslisted with CYAF 890A

Description: Special topics related to child, youth, and family studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

CYAF490D
Workshop Seminar: Family ScienceCrosslisted with CYAF 890D

Description: Special topics related to child, youth, and family studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

CYAF490J
Workshop Seminar: Family and Consumer Science EducationCrosslisted with CYAF 890J

Description: Special topics related to child, youth, and family studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

CYAF490Y
Workshop Seminar: Youth DevelopmentCrosslisted with CYAF 890Y

Description: Special topics related to child, youth, and family studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

CYAF493
Special Topics in Contemporary Family IssuesCrosslisted with CYAF 893

Description: Current issues such as debt management, gender and family, low-income families, retirement planning, work and family, mothering, fathering, housing. Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:18
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

CYAF495
Special Topics in Family and Cultural DiversityCrosslisted with CYAF 895

Topics vary.

Description: Current topics related to diverse populations, e.g., religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:18
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

CYAF495A
Study Abroad/Away in Child, Youth & Family StudiesCrosslisted with CYAF 895A

Prerequisites: Department permission

Description: Participation in a department sponsored Study Abroad experience. Must enroll in course during time of experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CYAF496
Advanced Independent StudyCrosslisted with CYAF 896

Prerequisites: 12 hrs CYAF and/or related social sciences.

CYAF 496/896 requires a contract and the contract is to be completed before registering for the course. Work in CYAF 496/896 is supervised and evaluated by a CYAF faculty member.

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, or creative production may or may not be an extension of course work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

CYAF497A
Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education: Preschool

Prerequisites: CYAF 270 and 270L; CYAF 374 and 374L, with grades of 'C' or better. Inclusive Early Childhood: Birth to Age 3 (IECE) option students must also have taken SPED 362 with a grade of 'C' or better.

Pass/No Pass only.

Description: Integrating developmental theory into the planning, implementation, and evaluation of individual and group experiences for young children in classroom settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:7-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:7-12

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CYAF497D
Community Internship in Child, Youth and Family StudiesCrosslisted with CYAF 897D

Prerequisites: Junior standing; 12 hrs CYAF or other social sciences

Orientation in prior semester and contract required.

Description: Fieldwork in agencies serving children, youth, families and communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CYAF497I
Student Teaching in an Infant/Toddler ProgramCrosslisted with CYAF 897I

Prerequisites: CYAF 271 and 271L; CYAF 374 and 374L; with a grade of 'C' or better

Description: Integrated developmental theories and research evidence into the planning, implementation, and evaluation of individual and group experiences for children in an infant and toddler program.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

CYAF497J
Student Teaching in Family and Consumer SciencesCrosslisted with CYAF 897J

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grade of 'C+' (2.33) in each of these courses

CYAF 497J/897J requires a middle-level or high school experience. CYAF 497J is 'Pass/No Pass only'.

Description: Supervised teaching experience in schools.

Course details
Credit Hours:6-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:6-9

ACE:

CYAF497K
Student Teaching in Kindergarten

Prerequisites: CYAF 270 and 270L; CYAF 374 and 374L; with a grade of 'C' or better

Pass/No Pass Only.

Description: Integrating developmental theories and research evidence into the planning, implementation, and evaluation of individual and group experiences for children in a classroom experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:6

ACE:

CYAF498
UCARE, REU, Non-UCARE Research Experience in Child, Youth and Family StudiesCrosslisted with CYAF 98

CYAF 98/498 requires a completed contract form before registering. CYAF 98 is zero credit hours and is 'Pass/No Pass only'.

Description: Undergraduate Creative Research Experience (UCARE), Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU), and non-UCARE research and/or creative activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:6.00
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:6.00

ACE:

CYAF499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation

Description: Honor thesis in Child, Youth and Family Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE: