California State University, Fullerton

Child and Adolescent Studies

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Kari Knutson Miller, Ph.D.

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Education Classroom 105

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://hhd.fullerton.edu/cas

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Science in Child and
Adolescent Development
Options in:
Early Childhood Development
Elementary School Settings
Adolescent/Youth Development
Family and Community Contexts
Minor in Child and Adolescent
Development

FACULTY
Katherine Bono, Ioakim Boutakidis, Nathalie Carrick, Jacqueline Coffman, Leslie Grier, Diana Wright Guerin, Leigh Hobson, Janna Kim, Kari Knutson Miller, Pamella Oliver, James Rodriguez, Mark Runco, Sharon Seidman, Sharon Willmer, Shelli Wynants, Shu-Chen Yen

INTRODUCTION
Child and Adolescent Development is a social science concerned with the study of development and the interrelationships between the developing person, family and community. The major is designed to provide students with knowledge about empirically derived biological-physical, socio-emotional and cognitive developmental milestones; individual differences; and common variations in development in order to interact effectively with children, adolescents and families from diverse backgrounds in a variety of educational and service settings. Effective work with and advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents, and families are informed by research, theory, developmental methodologies and practices, fieldwork experience and relevant professional and ethical standards. Moreover, the curriculum provides students with tools to acquire, evaluate, communicate and disseminate information to sustain a lifelong pursuit of developmental inquiry and enable appropriate and effective responses to changing professional demands.
The Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development provides broad undergraduate preparation for careers in child and adolescent-related professions, including elementary education, special education, early care and education, child/adolescent guidance and a variety of youth-related social service careers. The major also prepares students for graduate study in disciplines such as child development, counseling, developmental psychology and social work.

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LEARNING GOALS AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in Child and Adolescent Development:

Understanding of theories, concepts and research findings

Information literacy and research analysis skills

Communication skills

Professional, ethical and reflective practice with diverse populations

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
Academic advisement is provided at both the Fullerton and Irvine campuses through regularly scheduled Overview of the Major sessions and individual student advising appointments. During their first semester as a major, students are required to attend an Overview of the Major session and are expected to consult with a department adviser to develop an academic plan to ensure efficient progress towards graduation. Consult the department website or contact the department office for a schedule of Overview of the Major sessions and available individual advisement appointments.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
The Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Development requires the successful completion of a minimum of 51 units in the major. The Child and Adolescent Development major consists of a 9-unit basic core completed by all majors and 42 units in one of the following four options: (1) Early Childhood Development, (2) Elementary School Settings, (3) Adolescent/Youth Development, and (4) Family and Community Contexts. The option will be posted on students’ transcripts following the successful completion of required coursework.

A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in all courses applied to the major. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.

Basic Core Courses (9 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 101 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 201 Child, Family and Community (3)
Special Ed 371 Exceptional Individual (3)

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT: OPTION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (42 units)
The option in Early Childhood Development is designed for students pursuing careers working with young children and their families. In keeping with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s professional standards for bachelor’s programs and the education requirements of the California Child Development Permit Matrix, the coursework emphasizes children’s early development and learning; strategies to engage in developmentally appropriate practices; creation of early childhood environments rich in language, literacy, and other foundational skills; observation and assessment of young children and their environments; and effective work with diverse populations.

Option-Specific Core Courses (18 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 215 Observations in Early Childhood Settings (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 305 Advanced Assessment in Early Childhood (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 321 Infant/Toddler Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 322 Preschool-Age Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 323 Primary-Age Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 491 Leadership Seminar in Early Childhood (3)

Practicum Courses (6 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 140/L Introduction to Early Childhood//Practicum (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 464/L Practicum Seminar/Practicum in Early Care and Education (3)

Topical Developmental Courses (18 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 341 Working with Parents of Young Children (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 346 Modern Culture and Early Childhood (3)
Nursing 306 Health and Safety for Early Childhood (3)
Special Ed 400 Early Childhood Special Education (3)

And one class from each cluster

  1. Language and Literacy: CAS 351 Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood (3), READ 340 Promoting Language and Literacy Readiness in Young Children – Reading (3), or SPED 436 Literacy for Early Childhood Special Education Specialists (3)
  2. Curriculum: CAS 352 Numeracy and Science in Early Childhood (3), CAS 353 Learning and Motivation in Early Childhood (3), ART 380 Art and Child Development (3), BIOL 453 Life Science Concepts (3) , GEOL 410 Physical Earth/Space Systems (3), MUS 433 Music in Childhood (3), or approved alternate.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT: OPTION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SETTINGS (42 units)
The option in Elementary School Settings (ESS) is designed for students interested in teaching at the elementary school level and emphasizes an understanding of cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development, subject-matter knowledge, and consideration of pedagogical strategies and programs that promote academic achievement as well as other positive developmental outcomes for elementary school children.

Option-Specific Core Courses (18 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 300 Elements of Effective Professional Communication (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 301 Inquiry and Methodology in Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 310 Assessing and Observing Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 325A Conception through Age 8 (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 325B Age 9 through Adolescence (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 490T Topical Senior Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development (3)
Fieldwork Courses (6 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 394/ L Practicum Seminar/Practicum in Child and Adolescent Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 474/L Practicum Seminar/Practicum in Development in School Settings (3)

Topical Developmental Courses (18 units)
One class from each cluster:

  1. Arts: ART 380 Art and Child Development (3), DANC 471 Creative Dance for Children (3), MUSC 433 Music in Childhood (3), THTR 402A Dramatic Activities for Children (3)
  2. Kinesiology: KNES 386 Movement and the Child (3)
  3. Language Arts: ENGL 341 Children’s Literature (3) or THTR 311 Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature (3)
  4. Math: MATH 303A Fundamental Concepts of Elementary Mathematics (3)
  5. Science: BIOL 453 Life Science Concepts (3) or GEOL 410 Physical Earth/Space Systems (3)
  6. Developmental Elective: CAS 326 Optimizing Development of School Age Children (3), CAS 340 Parenting in the 21st Century (3), CAS 345 Child and Adolescent Development in Diverse Family Contexts (3), or 2nd CAS 490T Topical Senior Seminar (3)

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MULTIPLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL PREPARATION
A Multiple Subject Teaching Credential is required to teach in California public elementary schools. Completion of both the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) and the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) is an entrance requirement for Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential programs. Further information is available from the Center for Careers in Teaching.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT: OPTION IN ADOLESCENT/YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (42 units)
The option in Adolescent/Youth Development (AYD) provides advanced understanding of cognitive, physical and socio-emotional development during the adolescent age period. It is designed for students who intend to work with youth in community-based settings and/or to pursue graduate studies related to adolescent development.

Option-Specific Core Courses (18 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 300 Elements of Effective Professional Communication (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 301 Inquiry and Methodology in Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 310 Assessing and Observing Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 325A Conception through Age 8 (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 325B Age 9 through Adolescence (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 490T Topical Senior Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development (3)
Fieldwork Courses (6 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 394/ L Practicum Seminar/Practicum in Child and Adolescent Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 484/L Practicum Seminar/Practicum in Adolescent and Youth Services (3)
OR Child/Adolescent Studies 494/L Practicum Seminar/ Practicum in Youth and Families in Community Settings (3)

Topical Developmental Courses (18 units)
One class from each cluster:

  1. Family and Parenting: CAS 340 Parenting in the 21st Century (3) or CAS 345 Child and Adolescent Development in Diverse Family Contexts (3)
  2. Interpersonal Issues: HCOM 220 Interpersonal Conflict Management (3) or SOCI 341 Social Interaction (3)
  3. Recreation and Health: CAS 360 Adolescents and the Media (3) or KNES 387 Movement and the Adolescent (3)
  4. Diversity and Identity: CHIC 332 The Chicano Adolescent (3), EDSC 340 Diversity in Secondary Schools (3), or SOCI 354 Gender, Sex and Society (3)
  5. Adolescents at Risk: CAS 365 Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting (3), CAS 490T At-Risk Adolescents (3), CRJU 425 Juvenile Justice Administration (3), CRJU 455 Gangs and the Criminal Justice System (3), HESC 321 Drugs and Society (3), or SOCI 413 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
  6. Program Planning and Evaluation/Statistics. HUSR 385 Program Design and Proposal Writing (3), POSC 320 Introduction to Public Management and Policy (3), PSYC 201 Elementary Statistics (3), or SOCI 303 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT: OPTION IN FAMILY AND COMMUNITY CONTEXTS (42 units)
The option Family and Community Contexts (FCC) is designed for students planning to work with children, adolescents, and their families in community-based settings and/or preparing for graduate studies in human/child development, counseling, social work or related fields.

Option-Specific Core Courses (18 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 300 Elements of Effective Professional Communication (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 301 Inquiry and Methodology in Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 310 Assessing and Observing Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 325A Conception through Age 8 (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 325B Age 9 through Adolescence (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 490T Topical Senior Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development (3)
Fieldwork Courses (6 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 394/ L Practicum Seminar/Practicum in Child and Adolescent Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 494/L Practicum Seminar/Practicum in Youth and Families in Community Settings (3)

Topical Developmental Courses (18 units)
One class from each cluster:

  1. Abnormal Behavior. PSYC 341 Abnormal Psychology (3) or SOCI 466 Deviant Behavior (3)
  2. At-Risk Issues. CAS 365 Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting (3), HESC 321 Drugs and Society (3), HUSR 415 Treatment Issues in Drug Addiction (3), HUSR 430 Child Abuse and the Human Services (3), SOCI 385 Family Violence (3), or SOCI 408 Sexual Abuse in American Society (3)
  3. Biology. BIOL/KNES 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology, BIOL 305 Human Heredity and Development (3), or PSYC 306 Biopsychology (3)
  4. Family Systems. CAS 340 Parenting in the 21st Century (3), CAS 345 Child and Adolescent Development in Diverse Family Contexts (3), or SOCI 351 Sociology of Families (3)
  5. Measurement/Statistics. PSYC 201 Elementary Statistics (3) or SOCI 303 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
  6. Theoretical Perspectives. HUSR/COUN 380 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3), HCOM 407 Language Development for Educators (3), PSYC 431 Theories of Personality (3), PSYC 481 Survey of Clinical Psychology (3), or SOCI 300 Social Work (3)

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MINOR IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
A minor in Child and Adolescent Development requires 21 units. A minimum of 12 units of coursework for the minor must be distinct from coursework that is applied to the student’s major. No more than 6 units of lower-division coursework may be applied to the minor.

Core Courses (9 units)
One developmental survey course (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 101 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Studies (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 312 Human Growth and Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 315 Child Development (3)
One developmental context course (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 201 Introduction to Child, Family, and Community (3)
One developmental depth course (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 321 Infant/Toddler Development (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 326 Optimizing development of School Aged Children (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 330 Adolescence and Early Adulthood (3)
OR approved alternate Research Methods (3 units)
Child/Adolescent Studies 301 Inquiry and Methodology in Development (3)
OR CAS 305 Advanced Assessment in Early Childhood (3)
OR approved alternate

Electives (9 units)
Nine units selected in consultation with department adviser.
May include CAS 394/L Practicum Seminar/Practicum in Child and Adolescent Development (3)

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT STUDIES COURSES
Courses are designated as CAS in the Class Schedule.

CAS 101    Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development

Description: Overview of major concepts and related professional opportunities. Practical applications will be considered within different biological, familial, social and cultural contexts to facilitate understanding of influences on developmental outcomes.
Units: (3)

CAS 140    Introduction to Early Childhood

Description: Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Child/Adolescent Studies 140L. Learn about and plan developmentally appropriate activities in early childhood settings for children ages 0-8 and their families.
Units: (2)

CAS 140L    Introduction to Early Childhood Practicum

Description: Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Child/Adolescent Studies 140. First of a year-long practicum sequence for Child and Adolescent Development majors pursuing the Early Childhood Development Option. How to implement developmentally appropriate activities in early childhood settings. Minimum of four hours per week for a total of 60 hours required for the semester. Credit/no credit grade option only.
Units: (1)

CAS 141    Intermediate Seminar in Early Childhood

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 140, 140L. Corequisite, 141L. Builds on an introductory practicum as students learn about and plan developmentally appropriate activities to early childhood settings for children 0-8 and their families.
Units: (2)

CAS 141L    Intermediate Practicum Early Childhood

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 140, 140L. Corequisite, 141. Supervised field experience in early childhood setting for children 0-8 and their families. Implementation of developmentally appropriate activities. Minimum of four hours per week for a total of 60 hours required for the semester. Credit/no credit grade option only.
Units: (1)

CAS 201    Child, Family and Community

Description: Overview of interpersonal relationships between child, family and community members; the interaction among systems, influences of age, gender, diverse abilities, culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic and public policy factors, and community resources available to support family systems.
Units: (3)

CAS 210    Orientation to the Field of Child Development

Description: Introduction to the field of child development. Survey of programs and services for children, adolescents and young adults, and exploration of professional opportunities, organizations and publications.
Units: (3)

CAS 215    Observations in Early Childhood Settings

Description: Prerequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 101. Introduces the appropriate application and limits of a variety of observation methods for use with young children and in early childhood settings; several assessment tools will be studied. Hands-on observations will focus on children, interactions, and environments.
Units: (3)

CAS 300    Elements of Effective Professional Communication

Description: Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Styles of written communication common to child development programs and services. Reporting on theories and research to multiple audiences (e.g., other professionals, parents, community groups) in written and oral formats. Meets upper-division baccalaureate writing course requirement for Child and Adolescent Development majors.
Units: (3)

CAS 301    Inquiry and Methodology in Development

Description: Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Framework and methods necessary for interdisciplinary study of child development. Conducting library research, reading and writing scientific reports, using descriptive and inferential statistics, developing computer literacy, and exploring developmental methodology and theory. (2 hours lecture, 2.5 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

CAS 305    Advanced Assessment in Early Childhood

Description: Prerequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 101. Facilitates student understanding of relevant literature, observation and assessment strategies, research design and data analysis as relevant to young children. Effective oral and written communication for diverse audiences found in early childhood settings.
Units: (3)

CAS 310    Assessing and Observing Development

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 101, 201, 300, 301. Purposes and methods associated with assessing and observing child and adolescent development. Topics include selection of appropriate methods, survey of standardized measures, ethics, and interpretation and implications of data.
Units: (3)

CAS 312    Human Growth and Development

Description: Prerequisite: Psychology 101. Biological/ physical, socio-emotional, cognitive development across the lifespan. One or more section offered online.
Units: (3)

CAS 315    Child Development

Description: Prerequisite: completion of the General Education (G. E.) Category III.C.1. Major concepts, principles, theories and research related to cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical development from birth through adolescence; emphasizes developmentally appropriate practices.
Units: (3)

CAS 321    Infant and Toddler Development

Description: Prerequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 101. Normative and atypical physical, social, emotional and cognitive development for children 0-3 years of age and implications of infant and toddler child care services with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices.
Units: (3)

CAS 322    Preschool-Age Development

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 101, 321. Normative and atypical physical, social, emotional and cognitive development for children 3-6 years of age and implications on child care services provided for preschool-aged children with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices.
Units: (3)

CAS 323    Primary-Age Development

Description: Prerequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 322. Normative and atypical physical, social, emotional and cognitive development for primary-aged children and implications of after-school program services with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices.
Units: (3)

CAS 325A    Conception through Age 8

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 101, 201, 300, 301. Research, theories and their application to biological/physical, socio-emotional and cognitive development from conception through age 8.
Units: (3)

CAS 325B    Age 9 through Adolescence

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 101, 201, 300, 301, 325A. Research, theories and their application to biological/physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive development from age 9 through adolescence.
Units: (3)

CAS 326    Optimizing Development of School Age Children

Description: Prerequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 101 or equivalent. Conditions that impact and facilitate development during middle childhood. These include external (e.g., appropriate support and empowerment across various contexts) and internal assets (e.g., social competence and commitment to learning). Highlights strategies that promote development.
Units: (3)

CAS 330    Adolescence and Early Adulthood

Description: Prerequisite: Psychology 101. Human development during and following adolescence. Community resources and services for adolescents and their families. Consequences of adolescent experiences for later development.
Units: (3)

CAS 340    Parenting in the 21st Century

Description: Prerequisite: completion of a G. E. Category III.C.1 course. Goals and patterns of parenting in context of contemporary, multicultural society; identifies changing demands of parenting infants, children and adolescents; summarizes current scholarly research on relation of parenting practices to child development outcomes.
Units: (3)

CAS 341    Working with Parents of Young Children

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 305, 321. Responsibilities and influences of diverse family systems, from the transition to parenting through children completing primary grades. Effective collaboration and communication with parents during early childhood years with the goal of optimizing children’s development.
Units: (3)

CAS 345    Child and Adolescent Development in Diverse Family Contexts

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 300, 301. Patterns and processes of child/adolescent development within families of various cultural/ethnic/social contexts. Identifies multiple theoretical and disciplinary perspectives in studying child and family developmental processes, as well as summarizing the current related scholarly literature.
Units: (3)

CAS 346    Modern Culture and Early Childhood

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 305, 322. Impact of cultural diversity, media, family practices and related education policies on young children’s development, including cognitive and social skills, and the application of the information in early childhood settings.
Units: (3)

CAS 351    Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 305, 322. Integrates a deep understanding of early language and literacy development with theory, research and practical strategies for facilitating children’s mastery of these skills. Developmental norms, individual and cultural variations, and curricular strategies are addressed.
Units: (3)

CAS 352    Numeracy and Science in Early Childhood

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 305, 323. Theory and research on children’s scientific inquiry and numeracy development. Integrates science and mathematics in early childhood settings through interdisciplinary thematic units.
Units: (3)

CAS 353    Learning and Motivation in Early Childhood

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 305, 321, 322. Building on the foundation developmental classes, this class examines theory and research on children’s learning, cognition and motivation with an emphasis on practical applications in early childhood settings. Developmental norms, individual and cultural variations, and curricular strategies.
Units: (3)

CAS 360    Adolescents and the Media

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category III.C.1. Summarizes current social, cultural and behavioral research on adolescents and mass media. How teens use, learn, are depicted in and shape cultural meaning from exposure to television and other electronic media.
Units: (3)

CAS 365    Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting

Description: Prerequisite: completion of course in G. E. Category III.C.1. Reviews current knowledge base on adolescent pregnancy and the developmental implications for parent and child. Social, educational and health implications of early parenting, and articulates the resources, skills and supports needed to foster success in parenting.
Units: (3)

CAS 370    Development of African American Children and Youth

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category III.C.1. Understanding cognitive and socio-emotional development of African American children and youth is facilitated through comprehensive examinations of significant African and African American cultural and historical experiences; and social influences including families, schools, socioeconomic status, neighborhoods and American society. (Same as Afro 370)
Units: (3)

CAS 394    Practicum Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 101, 201. Corequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 394L. Classroom analysis of field experience focusing on linkages between theory and practice, and skills and techniques of child development professionals.
Units: (2)

CAS 394L    Practicum in Child and Adolescent Development

Description: Corequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 394. Supervised field experience in agencies, institutions and organizations serving children and families. Minimum of four hours per week for a total of 60 hours required for the semester. Credit/No Credit grade option only. May be repeated once for credit.
Units: (1-2)

CAS 464    Advanced Practicum Seminar in Early Care and Education

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 101, 140, 140L, 201, 215, 305, 321, 322 . Corequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 464L. Classroom analysis of field experience focusing on linkages between theory and practice, and skills and techniques of early childhood development professionals, including adult supervision.
Units: (2)

CAS 464L    Practicum in Early Care and Education

Description: Corequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 464. Supervised field experience in agencies, institutions, and organizations serving young children and families. Minimum of four hours per week for a total of 60 hours required for the semester. Credit/No Credit grade option only.
Units: (1)

CAS 474     Practicum Seminar in Development in School Setting

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 101, 201, 300, 301, 310, 325A, 394, 394L. Corequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 474L. Positive developmental outcomes associated with programs/materials used in elementary school contexts are examined. Developmental theory and research findings are linked to these practice alternatives.
Units: (2)

CAS 474L    Practicum in Development in School Settings

Description: Corequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 474. Supervised field experiences in educational setting serving elementary school-aged children. Minimum of four hours per week for a total of 60 hours for credit. Credit/No Credit grade option only.
Units: (1)

CAS 484    Practicum Seminar in Adolescent and Youth Services

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 101, 201, 300, 301, 310, 325A, 394, 394L. Corequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 484L. Classroom analysis of field experience focusing on linkages between theory and practice, and skills and techniques of adolescent development/youth services professionals.
Units: (2)

CAS 484L    Practicum in Adolescent and Youth Services

Description: Corequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 484. Supervised field experience in agencies, institutions and organizations serving adolescents and families. Minimum of four hours per week for a total of 60 hours required for the semester. Credit/No Credit grade option only.
Units: (1)

CAS 490T    Senior Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 101, 201, 300, 301, 310, 325A, 325B. Systematic study of theory, methods and findings concerning a specific developmental topic. Variable topics include Children and Adolescents at Risk, Cognition and Motivation, Controversial Issues in Development, Culture and Ethnicity in Development, Life Span Creativity, Life Span Perspective, Families and Development, Gender and Development, Gifted Intelligence, Working for Change: Legislative Advocacy, Moral Development, Self Concept, and Temperament and Development. May be repeated for credit under different topic.
Units: (3)

CAS 491    Leadership Seminar in Early Childhood

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 305, 323, 346, 351, 352, 353. Capstone course examining leadership, assessment and funding for early childhood programs. Prepares students to use their knowledge of data, theory and literature to promote the well-being of young children and families through advocacy, fundraising and professional activities.
Units: (3)

CAS 494    Practicum Seminar in Youth and Families in Community Settings

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 101, 201, 300, 301, 310, 325A, 394, 394L. Corequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 494L. Classroom analysis of field experience focusing on linkages between theory and practice, and skills and techniques of professionals working with parents and families in school and community settings.
Units: (2)

CAS 494L    Practicum in Youth and Families in Community Settings

Description: Corequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 494. Supervised field experience in agencies, institutions and organizations serving parents and families. Minimum of four hours per week for a total of 60 hours required for the semester. Credit/No Credit grade option only.
Units: (1)

CAS 496    Student-to-Student Tutorial

Description: Prerequisites: a 3.0 or higher grade-point average and simultaneous enrollment in the course being tutored or previous enrollment in a similar course or its equivalent. Consult “University Curricula” section of this catalog for more complete course description. May be repeated for a maximum of three total units of credit. Only three units may be taken in a single semester.
Units: (1-3)

CAS 499    Independent Study

Description: Individual research project, either library or field, under the direction of a Child and Adolescent Studies faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of nine units of credit. Only six units may be taken in a single semester.
Units: (1-6)

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