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CYAF 150 is 'Letter Grade only'.
Ecological Systems Theory is introduced as a foundation to understand the complex college environment and how basic life skills can be used to achieve success in college. How to apply systems theory 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 healthy social relationships; and career exploration.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
ACE Outcomes: 8
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 381, EDPS 362, EDPS 457
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
For course description, see CYAF 160.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
For freshmen and sophomore students only.
Introduction to early care and education and applied child development, birth to age 8. Different philosophical and educational approaches to working with young children with a range of abilities in a variety of settings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to ECEMS program.
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 207, CYAF 301, CYAF 302
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to ECEMS Program.
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 207, CYAF 301, CYAF 302
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to ECEMS Program.
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 207, CYAF 301, CYAF 302
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to ECEMS Program.
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 207, CYAF 301, CYAF 302
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
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 301, CYAF 303, CYAF 304, CYAF 305
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to ECEMS Program.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to the ECEMS Program.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Parallel CYAF 210L.
CYAF 210 is for people interested in working with children in schools, child care programs, and in social service agencies.
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 210, CYAF 210L
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
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'.
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 210
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to ECEMS program.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Admission to ECEMS program.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to ECEMS program.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Not open to students with credit in FINA 260 or equivalent.
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
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Prereqs:
Parallel CYAF 270L.
Growth and behavior related to the preschool years, ages two through five.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 270, CYAF 270L, CYAF 474, CYAF 476, CYAF 477, CYAF 497A, TEAC 416
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel CYAF 270.
CYAF 270L is 'Pass/No Pass only'.
Observation of and participation in the care and guidance of preschool children.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 270
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 271
Prereqs:
Parallel CYAF 271L.
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 271, CYAF 271L, CYAF 371, CYAF 371L
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 271L
Prereqs:
Parallel CYAF 271.
CYAF 271L is 'Pass/No Pass only'.
Human growth and behavior from conception to three years of age.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 271, CYAF 371, CYAF 371L
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 280
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
The complexities of dating and diverse couple relationships from both developmental and family system perspectives. Research on the formation, dissolution, and maintenance of relationships. Promotion of healthy communication and interactional patterns. The influence of family of origin dynamics, culture, gender, and life cycle transitions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
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. CYAF 297J is 'Letter grade only'.
Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children, youth, and families.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 451
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Field 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
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.
Human growth and behavior from conception to three years of age.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per semester: 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Disability conditions, assessment and identification, interventions in inclusive environments, and collaborations among service providers.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
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 306
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
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.  Variety of instructional roles including, at a minimum, the independent/lead teaching of a two week subject unit and assume major control of the learning situation and supervision/direction over other classroom staff. Supervising instructor should approve all lessons and assessment instruments developed by the practicum student.
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Critical analyses and intervention strategies of family finance issues across the life span.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CYAF 271 and CYAF 271L with grades of 'C' or better.
CYAF 371 and CYAF 371L must be taken together.
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.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CYAF 271 and CYAF 271L with a grade of C or above.
CYAF 371 and CYAF 371L must be taken together.
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.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CYAF 160 or 160H or equivalent.
Theoretical interrelationships of the physiological, psychological, and sociological and cognitive aspects of development during the years after early childhood through adolescence.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CYAF 160 or 160H, and 270; parallel CYAF 374L.
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 374, CYAF 374L, CYAF 383, CYAF 497A
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CYAF160 or 160H, and 270; parallel CYAF 374.
Planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities for young children in a supervised early childhood laboratory setting.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 374
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs in major.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Prereqs:
CYAF 160 or 160H, 222, 280, and with an overall minimum grade average of 2.5 for these three courses.
Includes a pre-practicum fieldwork experience.
Theories and skills for assessment, intervention, and referral.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 382
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Introduction to principles of parenting within multidimensional contexts, including developmental, structural, and cultural perspectives. Biopsychosocial aspects of parenting in relationship to family life cycles. Evidence-based practices for personal and programmatic application.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs CYAF or closely related areas; and permission.
CYAF 396 requires a completed contract form before registering.
Individual problems and readings in current literature.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 396H
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; 12 hrs CYAF or closely related areas; and permission. CYAF 396H is 'Letter Grade Only'.
CYAF 396H requires a completed contract form before registering.
Individual problems and readings in current literature under the direction of a faculty member in the department.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 396H
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to the FCS education program;
Must take CYAF 397J (1 cr) with CYAF 452/852. CYAF 397J is 'Letter grade only'.
Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children, youth, and families.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 452
Credit Hours: 1-10
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Format: Field 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel CYAF 897J/897J.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Not open to family and consumer sciences education majors in the certification track.
Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate educational experiences for a variety of audiences in non-formal settings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 447/847
To introduce contextual considerations and research-informed guidelines for working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender youth in professional settings such as educational, mental health, medical, and community outreach. The systemic context of GLBT youth, including developmental transitions, unique stressors, peer relationships, and familial environments, will be explored. Ways to help GLBT youth thrive will be emphasized.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
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).
Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning 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.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 452
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
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).
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.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
CYAF 458 is 'Letter grade only'.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Examination of the interdependence of human, ecological, economic sustainability and ways to lead a more sustainable life.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8
CYAF 471/871
Human Sexuality and SocietyCrosslisted as EDPS 471/871, PSYC 471/871, SOCI 471/871
Prereqs:
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.).
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs family and consumer science, or related social sciences including CYAF 270 and 270L.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 362
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs CYAF and/or related social sciences including CYAF 270, 270L.
Nature and development of reasoning and thinking processes and concept formation in children. Contribution of Piaget and others in providing new insights. Implications of these for teachers, parents, and others working with young children.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs family and consumer sciences including CYAF 270.
Administration of early childhood programs.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 490/890
Special topics related to child, youth, and family studies. Topics vary.
A. Early Childhood (1-3 cr, max 3) Lec.; D. Family Science (1-3 cr, max 3) Lec.; J. Family and Consumer Science Education (1-3 cr, max 3) Lec.; Y. Youth Development (1-3 cr, max 3) Lec.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Current issues such as debt management, gender and family, low-income families, retirement planning, work and family, mothering, fathering, housing. Topics vary.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 18
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Current topics related to diverse populations, e.g., religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity. Topics vary.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 18
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Prereqs:
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.
Individual projects in research, literature review, or creative production may or may not be an extension of course work.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
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.
Integrating developmental theory into the planning, implementation, and evaluation of individual and group experiences for young children in classroom settings.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 497I, CYAF 497K
Credit Hours: 7-12
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Junior standing; 12 hrs CYAF or other social sciences.
Orientation in prior semester and contract required.
Fieldwork in agencies serving children, youth, families and communities.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Pass/No Pass Only.
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.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
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 one middle-level and one high school experience. CYAF 497J is 'Pass/No Pass only'.
Supervised teaching experience in schools.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 403
Credit Hours: 6-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Format: Field 40
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Pass/No Pass Only.
Integrating developmental theories and research evidence into the planning, implementation, and evaluation of individual and group experiences for children in a classroom experience.
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Application of principles of research design and methods to a specific area of research.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 499H
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
CYAF 499H requires a completed contract form before registering. CYAF 499H is 'Letter grade only'.
Honor thesis in Child, Youth and Family Studies.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF degree program and permission
Distance education course delivered by Central Washington State University.
The analysis and development of curriculum and methods of teaching Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) in the context of the National Standards for FCS students, the National Standards for teachers of FCS and the standards for the state in which the candidate will teach. Learners and the learning environment; program leadership; beginning instructional strategies; Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA); curriculum development; integration of technology in the FCS classroom; and assessment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program and permission.
Distance education course delivered by Texas Tech University.
Development of curriculum and methods of teaching Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) in the context of the National Standards for FCS students, the National Standards for teachers of FCS and the standards for the state in which the candidate will teach. Learners and the learning environment; program leadership; beginning instructional strategies; Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA); curriculum development; integration of technology in the FCS classroom and assessment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission.
Administration of family and consumer sciences programs. Emphasis on educational leadership and related issues in a variety of educational settings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Campus:
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF Graduate program or permission.
Procedures for appraisal of individual growth and achievement in all subject areas in family and consumer sciences. Development of evaluative instruments for cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning and interpretation of data in the evaluation of various types of family and consumer sciences programs.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Campus:
Course Delivery: Web
CYAF 807
Supervisory LeadershipCrosslisted as ALEC 407/807
Prereqs:
Knowledge and theoretical basis for practicing supervisors in a changing workplace where supervisors have increasing responsibilities due to the flattening or organizational structures, solving supervisory challenges in organizing and planning, problem solving and decision making, performance appraisal and leading a diverse workforce.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
Distance education course delivered by Iowa State University.
Planning and implementing occupational Family and Consumer Sciences programs in career and technical education. Cooperative education, career pathways, and work-based education.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF Graduate program or permission
Development of family and consumer sciences programs for secondary schools, colleges, universities, and extension programs. Focus on theories of curriculum and recent trends affecting family and consumer sciences programs.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
CYAF 810
Transdisciplinary Obesity PreventionCrosslisted as NUTR 810
Prereqs:
NUTR 455 or equivalent; Graduate standing.
Using a transdisciplinary team of faculty and guest lecturers, students will be introduced to the interrelationship of obesity and dietary components, behavior, exercise and sports science, physical activity, health promotion, genetics, nutrigenomics, child development, family dynamics, cultural issues, epidemiology, population disparity, educational leadership, public policy and other related topics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF Graduate program or permission.
The course is designed to prepare cooperating teachers within Career & Technical Education, specifically, family and consumer sciences. Supervision of student teachers is an essential component of teacher preparation, and as such, the roles of student teacher, cooperating teacher, university supervisor, and state department of education will be analyzed. Mentoring strategies, evaluation and feedback models and collaborative teaching approaches will also be discussed. An opportunity will be provided to address potential areas of concern regarding teacher preparation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Permission
Pass/No Pass only.
Actual and simulated experiences in working with persons through human resources and family sciences in special focused areas of student’s choice, e.g., adult education, career education, post-secondary education, special needs programs, consumer affairs.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 814
Two aspects of evaluation in the classroom: 1) selection and use of evaluation in assessing learning, and 2) consideration of conceptual and methodological issues in conducting evaluation to determine and account for the effectiveness of programs.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Not open to human resources and family science education majors in certification track. Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate educational experiences for a variety of audiences in non-formal settings.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Examines issues faced by beginning or returning teachers. Possible issues are classroom management, planning, selecting resources, and other critical issues to the new teacher. The theory and its application to the students’ educational setting discussed for each issue. Includes how teachers can mentor and support one another as a collaborative group.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF degree program and permission
Distance education course delivered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
History, mission, philosophy and development of Family and Consumer Sciences (CYAF) and career and technical education. Societal context for families and communities. Impact of selected legislation on family and consumer sciences programs.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission
Risk management concepts, ethical considerations, tools, and strategies for individuals and families. Life insurance; property and casualty insurance; liability insurance; accident, disability, health, and long-term care insurance; and, government-subsidized programs. Case studies provide experience in selecting appropriate insurance products.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission
Distance education course delivered by North Dakota State University.
Theory and research regarding the interactive process between clients and practitioner, including communication techniques, motivation and esteem building, the counseling environment, ethics, and methods of data intake verification and analysis. Legal issues, compensation, uses of technology to identify resources, information management, and current or emerging issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission
Distance education course delivered by Montana State University.
Fundamentals of the estate planning process, including estate settlement, estate and gift taxes, property ownership and transfer, and powers of appointment. Tools and techniques used in implementing an effective estate plan, ethical considerations, and new and emerging issues in the field. Case studies provide experience.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission
Distance education course delivered by Kansas State University.
Issues and concepts related to the overall financial planning process and establishing client-planner relationships. Services provided, documentation required, and client-CFP licensee relationships. Competencies related to gathering of client data, determining goals and expectations, and assessing the client’s financial status. Emerging issues and the role of ethics.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
Basic reading and writing process relating to content literacy including schema theory, comprehension, and second language acquisition. The contribution of content literacy to content material and positive learning environments. Use of a variety of materials including textbooks, literature, Internet resources and media in the content classroom. Assisting diverse students in the use of reading, writing and vocabulary strategies to learn content material.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Distance education course delivered by Kansas State University.
An overview of the topics relevant to the financial planning process including: Unique needs, terminology, benefits, and resources that impact military service members and their families. Status of service member; financial readiness; financial management; recordkeeping; cash flow management; tax management; retirement management; estate management; and special topics management; risk management; credit and debt management; savings, education planning, and investment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permision.
CYAF 827 is open to students in the Military Academic Advancement Program.
This course covers the human development including the cognitive, social-emotional, motor, language, and moral domains from both a lifespan and a bio-ecological perspective.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission
Micro and macro considerations in retirement planning for individuals and families. Various types of retirement plans, ethical consideration in providing retirement planning services, assessing and forecasting financial needs, integration of retirement plans with government benefits, and current research and theory. Case studies provide experience.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission.
CYAF 829 is open to students in the Military Academic Advancement Program.
This course serves as an overview of management and leadership concepts related to the operational and administrative competencies necessary in effective community-based family and youth organizations and agencies.  It is designed to provide students with foundational skills and knowledge to manage day-to-day functions related to organizational systems such as human resource management, financial management, risk management, strategic planning, governance and advisory structures, and marketing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Current literature related to prenatal development, birth, and infancy. Observation and interaction with infants and their parents in the laboratory.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
History, culture, and experiences of immigrant and transnational families.Examination of the current state of global immigrant families, future trends, and implications for family services and policy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF Graduate program or permission.
The philosophy, responsibilities, and techniques of supervision in family and consumer sciences and other learning environments. Designed for masters and doctoral level students.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Examine interconnections among children, families, communities and the natural environment, with implications for sustainability and programming.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Examination of the complexities of marital and committed relationships from both global and developmental perspectives and through Ecological Systems and Family Systems theoretical lenses.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission
Distance education course delivered by Kansas State University.
Challenges of managing financial planning practices: business valuation, personnel, marketing, client services, ethics and technical applications. Case study analysis, relying on a theoretical and applied approach, will provide practical exposure to management issues. Emphasis on current research findings.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Completion of all courses toward the Family Financial Planning specialization or permission
Distance education course delivered by Kansas State University.
Capstone course integrating both theoretical and applied concepts, including research findings introduced in all other courses. Students develop written financial plans based on comprehensive cases, presented to a panel of practitioners.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Exploration of family interactions and individual development across the life span and the cultural, political, and social factors that impact development globally.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permision.
CYAF 838 is open to students in the Military Academic Advancement Program.
The course is needed for the online specialization in Family and Community Services.  This course will examine theories, models, research and skills regarding parenting effectiveness and parent-child relations in the context of Western and Eastern cultures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission.
CYAF 839 is open to students in the Military Academic Advancement Program.
This course analyzes the principles and methods of program design, implementation, and outcome evaluation of family programs.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission
Distance education course delivered by Montana State University.
Income tax practices and procedures including tax regulations, tax return preparation, tax audits, appeals, preparation for an administrative or judicial forum, and ethical considerations. Family/individual case studies provide practice in applying and analyzing information.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission
Distance education course delivered by Iowa State University.
The role of housing and real estate in the financial planning process from a theoretical perspective. Taxation, legal aspects, mortgages, and financial calculations related to home ownership and real estate investments. New and emerging issues, as well as the role of ethics in financial planning.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Study of parent-child relationships from a developmental, systems, and life-span perspective, including theory, research methods, and application of knowledge.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
The role of family, school, and community partnerships in learning and development across the world. Strategies for mobilizing these partnerships to affect change in diverse environments.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Material and course experiences prepare students for family centered practice regardless of discipline. The family as the unit of observation, programming, and intervention.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
CYAF 845
Research in Leadership EducationCrosslisted as ALEC 845
Steps in preparing a research proposal, including statement of the research question, review of relevant literature, and determination of an appropriate research design and methodology. Research methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative procedures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Theories of family functioning, macroeconomic theory related to family resource allocation decisions, the family as an economic unit, and the interaction of the economy and families.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Microeconomic theory as it relates to family resource allocation decisions, theories of household behavior, the lifecycle hypothesis, behavioral economics, behavioral finance, theories of behavioral change, and psychological theories of family well-being.  Focus on empirical research investigating household financial decision-making.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission.
CYAF 849 is open to students in the Military Academic Advancement Program.
Exploration of the evolution of a resilience approach to the study of families and human development. Using a lifespan approach, students will explore resilience across time as well as within special populations such as families experiencing crisis and trauma, culturally diverse families, and military families.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to the CYAF graduate program
Distance education course delivered by South Dakota State University.
Integration of technology in the family and consumer sciences classroom focusing on the National Education Technology Standards (NETS).
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission.
CYAF 853 is open to students in the Military Academic Advancement Program.
The purpose of this course is to examine the experiences of individuals and families when crises occur. The course is designed to introduce you to traumatic stress from both individual and systemic theoretical perspectives. It will introduce and review the theoretical and historical beginnings of the concept of trauma, which includes the acceptance of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a diagnosis in the DSM IV. This course will discuss various trauma reactions, effects of stressful events, as well as the treatment of trauma, stress and crises. Resilience and transcendence of trauma will be outlined, with an emphasis on the importance of self-care for helping professionals working in this area. A particular focus will be placed in understanding the common and unique experiences of individuals and families affected by grief and loss, addictions and substance abuse, violence, child abuse and neglect, and suicidal ideation based on various contextual factors. The course will include discussion of evidence-based prevention and treatment options as well as community resources for individuals and families affected by stress, trauma, and crises.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
CYAF 854
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission.
CYAF 854 is open to students in the Military Academic Advancement Program.
The course will examine theories of family function and dysfunction, techniques of assessment, and models of family intervention.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to the CYAF graduate program and permission
Distance education course delivered by North Dakota State University.
Student differences and ways of adjusting teaching practice to meet individual needs. Application of learning theories to educate the whole child (cognitive, affective, social). Equitable treatment of students.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission.
CYAF 856 is open to students in the Military Academic Advancement Program.
This course provides an introduction to the program of family and community services and professions that involve working with individuals and families in communities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission.
CYAF 857 is open to students in the Military Academic Advancement Program.
Survey course of personal finance and family resource management literature to provide an overview of how individual and family members develop and exercise their capacity to obtain and manage resources to meet life needs.  Resources include the self, other people, time, money, energy, material assets, space, and environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission.
CYAF 859 is open to students in the Military Academic Advancement Program.
This course will conduct an in-depth examination of interpersonal relationships, including theoretical perspectives, research methods, relationship forms, relationship processes, and how context affects relationships.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
Pass/No Pass only.
Fundamentals of youth development and the youth development profession. Ethical, professional and historical elements of youth development as it has evolved toward professionalization.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Exploration of family strengths and challenges from multiple nations and cultures using case study methodology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
Distance education course delivered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and North Dakota State University.
Research report evaluation skills for youth development professionals. Fundamental quantitative and qualitative research principles guiding disciplined inquiry. Application of research results and theories to practice.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
May be offered via distance education by Michigan State University.
National emphasis of strength-based or asset approach to community youth development, encompassing individual development and adolescent relationships with environments. Research, theory and practice applied in communities. Existing models, theoretical and applied literature, and current community efforts.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Qualitative and quantitative research designs and methods used in conducting research. Students develop a research proposal.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Elements of conducting and reporting research and various research designs. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Skills required to effectively evaluate the quality of research reports and how to apply findings to practices in education, counseling, and family policy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Use developed proposal to conduct a pilot study and report results. Technical writing of research reports.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
Distance education course delivered by Kansas State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Adolescent development as related to and intertwined with family development. Reciprocal influences between adolescents and their families. Working with youth vis a vis the family system.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
Distance education course delivered by Kansas State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Introduction to the development, administration and management of youth-serving organizations.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hours CYAF or social sciences
Distance education course delivered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the University of North Dakota.
Scientific literature concerning the interrelationship of the physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of the adolescent and young adulthood years. Understanding of individuals and their continuous adjustment within the family life cycle as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
Distance education course delivered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Overview of program development process and outcome evaluation of community children and family programs. Theoretical, methodological and programmatic issues in conducting programs and scholarship.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
Distance education course delivered by Michigan State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Cultural context factors that affect youth from a holistic perspective within and outside the family unit. The cultural heritage of differing family types. Social and educational processes.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 878
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
Distance education course delivered by Michigan State University.
Various federal and state policies designed specifically for youth. Existing state and national policies as to whether they contribute to, or act as barriers to, desired developmental outcomes.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Scientific, holistic and innovative approaches to studying children and families across the globe. The influence of international, cross-cultural, and other multi-national social, religious, and political contexts that affect the study of families throughout the world will be explored.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Issues faced by youth such as life skills, violence, and appearance. Topics vary.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Format: Lecture
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program
Distance education course delivered by Iowa State University.
Investment options for families. Common stocks, fixed income securities, convertible securities, and related choices. The relationship between investment options and employee and/or employer benefit plan choices.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to the trans-disciplinary field of Family Studies from global perspectives. Theoretical and research approaches to the study of the family in varied cultural and national contexts will be explored.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Critical understanding of the diversity of family forms in their cultural contexts. The impact of history, tradition and contemporary trends on families will be explored. Emphasis will be on recognizing, accepting, and working within a context of diversity of culture and family form.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Theoretical, practical and experiential learning to enhance understanding of family strengths and challenges across the world. Principles for developing culturally sensitive strengths-enhancing programming for children and families throughout the world will be addressed.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Analysis of the systems, contexts and policies that affect individuals and families throughout the world.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Principles and methods of program design, implementation, and outcome evaluation of family programs in global contexts and across the globe.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
CYAF 891
Special Topics in Human SciencesCrosslisted as HUMS 891, NUTR 891, SLPA 891, TEAC 891, TMFD 891
Aspects of human sciences not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 12
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 892
Special Topics in EducationCrosslisted as SPED 892, EDUC 892, EDPS 892, EDAD 892, TEAC 892
Prereqs:
EDPS 859 or parallel; EDPS 859 or equivalent
Aspects of education not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF degree program
CYAF 894J is Pass/No Pass only. Must be taken for 1 credit concurrently with CYAF 851/852.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
This course is a prerequisite for: CYAF 451, CYAF 452
Credit Hours: 1-10
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Format: Field
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CYAF 270 and CYAF 270L with grades of 'C' or better; and permission.
CYAF 897A is Pass/No Pass only.
Integrating development theory into the planning, implementation, and evaluation of individual and group experiences for young children in the child development laboratory.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 24, Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF graduate program or permission
Pass/No Pass only.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to CYAF degree program and permission
Pass/No Pass only. Distance education course delivered by Central Washington State University.
Development and implementation of teaching plans in supervised schools grades 7-12. Observation of the effectiveness of classroom management practices.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Field
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
18 hrs CYAF and/or social sciences
CYAF 898 requires a contract with a CYAF faculty member.
Participation in an ongoing research project in child development studies and/or early childhood education, family science, marriage and family therapy, family and financial management, or family and consumer sciences education.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Independent Study
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Theory and modes of inquiry in child and family science, and how this theory and evidence is used to discover knowledge.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 910
Research Methods in Childhood ObesityCrosslisted as NUTR 910
Prereqs:
Graduate standing.
The purpose of this course is to examine the philosophy, goals, and methodologies related within the concept of childhood obesity research. The class will include study design, survey development, evaluation and application of basic research tools. In addition, students will critically evaluate different types of research in relation to childhood obesity. Class discussion will focus on the multiple factors that impact childhood obesity and potential measurement of these factors in the outcome of childhood obesity prevention.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 920
Teaching PracticumCrosslisted as NUTR 920, TMFD 920
Prereqs:
CYAF 918 or permission of department chair
Supervised classroom experiences designed to develop competencies in teaching at the college level.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 930
Sociological/Anthropological Research Methods in EducationCrosslisted as TEAC 930, NUTR 930, EDPS 930
Empirical and theoretical research into the sociocultural problems and the lived experiences of people across educational, family and community settings.
A. Ethnographic Methods (1-3 cr, max 3)
B. Special Topics in Qualitative and/or Quantitative Research Methods (1-3 cr, max 9)
D. Discourse Analysis Across School, Home and Community Settings (1-3 cr, max 3)
E. Introduction to Linguistic Analysis of Classroom Interaction (1-3 cr, max 3)
J. Hermeneutic Traditions in Education (1-3 cr, max 3)
K. Quantitative Research Traditions in Education (1-3 cr, max 3)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 15
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 950
Family LawCrosslisted as LAW 630G
The family examined as a socio-legal entity with respect to its creation, dissolution, and the problems incident to its continuation, including interspousal rights and duties and the relationship between parents and children.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs CYAF and/or social sciences
General systems theory, its derivations and application in family therapy. Family therapy’s history, contributions, current theorists, and approaches.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Psychological, behavioral and emotional disorders identified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and various interpersonal dysfunctions. Interpersonal antecedents and consequences of these disorders. Integration of individual and family diagnosis. Research supporting treatment from a family systems approach.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs CYAF and/or social sciences
Ethical and professional issues that family professionals confront as they assist families to cope with problems and strengthen family systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs CYAF and/or social sciences; CYAF 951 and 952, or equivalent or permission
Assessment of family systems using objective and subjective measures for the purpose of clinical intervention and research.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs CYAF and/or social sciences; masters admission in CYAF; CYAF 951, and permission.
Didactic training and supervised laboratory/clinic-based experiences in marriage and family therapy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
CYAF 956 is only open to those students involved in clinical training.
Investigation of the literature, research, and theories of typical and atypical sexual behavior and expression. Assessment and treatments of sexual dysfunctions and other problematic sexual behavior will be examined from a theoretical and applied perspective.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Relationships between parents and children from the developmental, contextual, and life-span perspectives. Theoretical, methodological, and applied implications of research.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
18 hrs PSYC, EDPS, SOCI, or CYAF
Advanced philosophy, procedures, and policies relating to early childhood education at the nursery school-kindergarten level and care of children outside the home.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
18 hrs PSYC, EDPS, SOCI, or CYAF
Analysis of major studies and current literature in Child Development/Early Childhood Education.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
18 hrs PSYC, and/or EDPS, and/or SOCI, and/or CYAF
Theoretical basis of child study and family analysis. Critical evaluation of methods and theories in child development, family relations, and human development from an integrative and holistic perspective.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CYAF 876, 971, or 972 or equivalent and 18 hours CYAF, PSYC, EDPS, or SOCI
Synthesis of current and historical perspectives in theory and research on children’s social development including multiple contexts for socialization/individuation.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs in CYAF, or social sciences
Infant development within the context of the family.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 98/498 requires a completed contract form before registering. CYAF 98 is zero credit hours and is 'Pass/No Pass only'.
Undergraduate Creative Research Experience (UCARE), Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU), and non-UCARE research and/or creative activity.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Structure and functioning of families in other cultures. Analysis of the interchanges between the family and larger society at different stages of the life cycle.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
18 hrs CYAF, PSYC, EDPS, or SOCI
Analysis and critical evaluation of major theories and current related literature in such phases of family life as development of personality, mate selection, and adjustment in marriage.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CYAF 865 or equivalent.
Introduction to the intricacies of conducting research in countries other than the US. The course is divided into two sections. Section I prepares for successful global research by focusing on cultural competence and sensitivity, developing international relationships and collaborations, and global professional ethics.  Section II will focus on applications of these concepts by introducing a variety of successful approaches and research methodologies through the international research of CEHS faculty. The emphasis will be on qualitative and quantitative research methods used across the multiple disciplines represented in the college.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Conceptual models for collaborative care practices with an emphasis on care delivery systems in rural areas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 995
Prereqs:
Permission
CYAF 995 is intended primarily for doctoral students, although other graduate students may be admitted with permission.
Develop, execute and report on one or more projects on an individual or small group basis. Immersion in outcome-based scholarly activities with a faculty mentor. The interaction between research and practice.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 18
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Investigation related to family and consumer sciences.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CYAF 955 and permission
Supervised marital and family therapy in university and community agencies.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Max credits per degree: 12
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CYAF 998
Special Topics in Human SciencesCrosslisted as NUTR 998, TMFD 998
Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom