Child Development (CDE)

CDE 232 Human Development. (3) F, S
Lifespan development from conception through adulthood, with emphasis on family influences. Recognition of individuality within the universal pattern of development. Prerequisites: PGS 101; SOC 101. General Studies: SB.

CDE 337 Early Childhood Intervention. (3) F
Explores how child development theory affects practice with children and families, emphasizing development of young children and early intervention. Prerequisite: CDE 232 or equivalent.

CDE 338 Child Development Practicum. (2–4) F, S
Supervised practicum in the Child Development Lab preparing students for work in child care centers and agencies serving young children and families. Laboratory. Pre- or corequisite: CDE 337.

CDE 430 Infant/Toddler Development in the Family.(3) F
An examination of the development of infants/toddlers, the socialization processes of families, and the interactions of these processes. Prerequisite: CDE 232 or equivalent. General Studies: SB.

CDE 437 Observational and Naturalistic Methods of Studying Children.(3) N
In-depth examination of implementing observational and naturalistic studies of children in a variety of settings. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisites: CDE 430; 6 hours of psychology. General Studies: L2/SB.

CDE 444 Children and Poverty. (3) F
The impact that poverty has on children and their families. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisites: CDE 232 (or equivalent); 6 hours of upper-division social science credits.

CDE 531 Theoretical Issues in Child Development.(3) S
Major developmental theories, related research, and their application to family interaction. Prerequisites: CDE 430 and 437 (or equivalent) or instructor approval.

CDE 533 Research Issues in Child Development.(3) S
An in-depth exploration and critique of research focusing on child development in a family setting. Prerequisites: CDE 531; FAS 500.

CDE 534 Applied Child Development. (3) S
Integration of child development research and theory to understand developmental problems and their relevance to intervention strategies. Prerequisites: CDE 531; FAS 500.

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