Child Development (CD)

Courses

CD 2205. Diversity in Child Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240. Quarter Prerequisite: HD 240, PSYC 201 or 240
Theories of cultural and ethnic diversity and their applications to child development. Emphasis will be given to the impact of diversity (culture, race, gender, age, ability, etc.) in professional settings involving children, the development of anti-bias activities, and advocacy. Formerly offered as HD 205.

CD 2209. Health, Safety, and Nutrition. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240
Training in basic health, safety, nutrition, and disaster preparedness issues when caring for children (with and without special needs). Students will additionally be introduced to child abuse identification and prevention and caring for the mildly ill child.

CD 2215. Child, Family, and Community. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240. Quarter Prerequisite: HD 240, PSYC 201 or 240
An examination of children in a societal context focusing on the inter-relationship between school, family, and community. Emphasis will be given to historical and cultural factors which influence the family and children's subsequent socialization. Formerly offered as HD 215.

CD 2240. Introduction to Child Development. Units: 3

Comprehensive introduction to child development from conception through adolescence. Emphasis is on physical, cognitive social, emotional and language development. Offered as CD 2240 and PSYC 2240. Students may not receive credit for both. Previously offered as HD 240 and PSYC 240.

CD 2244. Observations and Methods: Infant and Toddler Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240
Introduction to observational methodologies and techniques used in the study of infant and toddler behavior. Students will observe, record, analyze and interpret infant and toddler behavior as they relate to developmental principles, theories and current research. A minimum of 15 hours of child observation will be required.

CD 2245. Observation and Methods: Preschool and Early School Age Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240
Introduction to observational methodologies and techniques used in the study of preschool and early school age behavior. Students will observe, record, analyze and interpret preschool and early school age behavior as they relate to developmental principles, theories and current research. A minimum of 15 hours of child observation will be required. Formerly offered as HD 245.

CD 2246. Observation and Methods: School Age Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240
Introduction to observational methodologies and techniques used in the study of school age behavior. Students will observe, record, analyze and interpret school age behavior as they relate to developmental principles, theories and current research. A minimum of 15 hours of child observation will be required. Formerly offered as HD 246.

CD 2247. Observation and Methods: Adolescent Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240
Introduction to observational methodologies and techniques used in the study of adolescent behavior. Students will observe, record, analyze and interpret adolescent behavior as they relate to developmental principles, theories and current research. A minimum of 15 hours of child observation will be required. Formerly offered as HD 247.

CD 2250. Infant and Toddler Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and current TB test
An examination of prenatal, neonatal, and the physical, perceptual, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development of infants and toddlers through age two. Formerly offered as HD 270.

CD 2251. Effective Interactions with Infants and Toddlers. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2250. Quarter Prerequisite: HD 270
An examination of the importance of developmentally appropriate practice emphasizing the role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, designing group care settings, and positive child guidance with infants and toddlers. Professional practice with regard to advocacy, ethics, and professional identity will be explored as well. Formerly offered as HD 271.

CD 2252. Infant and Toddler Activities and Programs. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2251. Quarter Prerequisite: HD 270, 271 and 291
Methods, materials and activities appropriate in group care settings for infants and toddlers. Teaching strategies that support physical, social, emotional, language, creative, and cognitive development of infants and toddlers. Formerly offered as HD 272.

CD 2260. Early Childhood Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 100
An examination of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of preschool and early school age children from age two to six. Formerly offered as HD 280.

CD 2261. Effective Interactions with Preschoolers and Early School Agers. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2260. Quarter Prerequisite: HD 280
An examination of the importance of developmentally appropriate practice emphasizing the role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, designing group care settings, and positive child guidance with preschool and early school age children. Professional practice with regard to advocacy, ethics, and professional identity will be explored as well. Formerly offered as HD 281.

CD 2262. Preschool and Early School Age Activities and Programs. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2261. Quarter Prerequisite: HD 281 and HD 291
Methods, materials, and activities appropriate in group care settings for preschoolers and early school age children. Teaching strategies that support physical, social, emotional, language, creative, and cognitive development preschooler and early school age children. Formerly offered as HD 282.

CD 2270. School Age and Adolescent Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240
An examination of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of school age and adolescent children age six to eighteen.

CD 2281. Effective Interactions with Infants and Toddlers: Laboratory. Units: 2

Semester Corequisite: CD 2251 and current immunizations (TB test, flu, pertussis, measles). Prerequisite: HD 270 or HD 280, concurrent or prior enrollment in either HD 271 or HD 281, and current TB test
Supervised experience focusing on developmentally appropriate practices in communicating and interacting with infants and toddlers and guiding child behavior. Formerly offered as HD 291 and CD 291. Materials fee required.

CD 2282. Infant and Toddler Activities and Programs: Laboratory. Units: 2

Semester Prerequisite: Current immunizations (TB test, flu, pertussis, measles). Prerequisite: HD 270 or HD 280, concurrent or prior enrollment in either HD 271 or HD 281, and current TB test
Semester Corequisite: CD 2252
Supervised experience focusing on planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum activities with infants and toddlers. Formerly offered as HD 292 and CD 2292. Materials fee required.

CD 2291. Effective Interactions with Preschool and Early School Agers: Laboratory. Units: 2

Semester Prerequisite: Current immunizations (TB test, flu, pertussis, measles). Quarter Prerequisite: HD 270 or HD 280, concurrent or prior enrollment in either HD 271 or HD 281, and current TB test
Semester Corequisite: CD 2261
Supervised experience focusing on developmentally appropriate practices in communicating and interacting with preschoolers and early school age children and guiding child behavior. Formerly offered as HD 291. Materials fee required.

CD 2292. Preschool and Early School Age Activities and Programs: Laboratory. Units: 2

Semester Prerequisite: Current immunizations (TB test, flu, pertussis, and measles). Quarter Prerequisite: HD 271 or HD 281, concurrent enrollment in HD 272 or HD 282, and current TB test
Semester Corequisite: CD 2262
Supervised experience focusing on planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum activities with preschoolers and early school age school children. Formerly offered as HD 292. Materials fee required.

CD 3302. History of Childhood. Units: 3

Historical survey of childhood within the contexts of family and society. Formerly offered as HD 302.

CD 3304. Play and Best Practice with Children. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 201 (or equivalent) or HD 280 or PSYC 280
Examination of theory and research focused on the utility of play based approaches to development and learning. Formerly offered as HD 304.

CD 3306. Early Childhood Special Education. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240, CD 2250 or CD 2260, and CD 2245 or 2246
Examines early childhood special education including issues related to policy/legislation, identification, characteristics, inclusion, and the role of family will be addressed. Professional practice, ethics, IFSPs, and making adaptations to planning activities and the physical environment to the needs of every child will be explored.

CD 3310. Applied Research Methods. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: PSYC 2210. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 210
Overview of applied research methods in psychology and the behavioral sciences. Emphasis on the use of applied methods, their analyses, and scientific writing. Topics may include quasi-experimental design, correlational design, behavioral observation, archival analysis, single-case methodology, survey methodology, research ethics, library research strategies, and writing research reports. Formerly offered as PSYC/HD 310.

CD 3320. Psychology of Middle Childhood. Units: 3

Theories and their applications to physical, cognitive, social and emotional development during the middle childhood years. A field based component will be required. Formerly offered as PSYC 320.

CD 3324. Developmental Psychobiology. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: PSYC 1100. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 100
Psychobiological bases of human behavioral development throughout the life span. Offered as CD 3324 and PSYC 3324. Students may not receive credit for both. Formerly offered as PSYC/HD 324.

CD 3325. Development of Intimate Relationships. Units: 3

Exploration of intimate relationship formation, maintenance, and termination with emphasis on theory and empirical research. Topics include attraction, communication, love, sex, power, and conflict. Formerly offered as HD 550.

CD 3328. Psychology of Adolescent Development. Units: 3

An examination of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes during adolescence from multiple theoretical perspectives. Formerly offered as PSYC 328.

CD 3350. Development of Exceptional Children. Units: 3

Review of theory, assessment, management, and rehabilitation of exceptional children. Includes developmental implications of specific educational disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities. This course is cross-listed with CD 3350. Formerly offered as PSYC 350 and HD 350.

CD 3398. Advanced Child and Family Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: PSYC 2210 and PSYC/CD 3310
Theories and empirical research of child and family development. Design and execution of a research project. Satisfies GE designation WI only. Formerly offered as HD 480.

CD 4400. Child Assessment. Units: 4

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2240 or PSYC 2240. Quarter Prerequisite: Either CD 2240 or PSYC 2240
Theory and procedures for assessing cognitive, social, and motor abilities in school-age and adolescent children. Includes a practicum in administering and interpreting selected developmental screening tests. Three hours lecture and two hours practicum. Offered as PSYC 4400 and CD 4400, students may not receive credit for both. Materials fee required. Formerly offered as PSYC/CD 400.

CD 4405. Effective Interactions, Activities, and Programs with School Age and Adolescent Children. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD/PSYC 3320 and CD/PSYC 3328
An examination of the importance of developmentally appropriate practice with school age and adolescent children. Will include the role of relationships, constructive adult-child interaction, and positive child guidance in addition to appropriate methods, materials, and activities. Emphasis will be given to strategies that support physical, social, emotional, language, creative, and cognitive development.

CD 4406. Interactions and Activities Lab: School Age and Adolescence. Units: 2

Semester Prerequisite: CD 4405
Supervised experience focusing on developmentally appropriate practices in communicating and interacting with school age and adolescent and guiding behavior. Additionally, students will engage in planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum activities with school age and adolescent children.

CD 5531. Best Practices with Young Children. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program or consent of the instructor
Study of child behavior and guidance strategies. Best practice with children and families using evidence-based strategies. Topics may include dual language development, family and community engagement, learning environments and curriculum, and special needs inclusion. Formerly offered as CD 531 and CD 532.

CD 5532. Best Practice with Young Children. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program or consent of the instructor
Best practice with children and families using evidence-based strategies. Topics may include dual language development, family and community engagement, learning environments and curriculum, and special needs inclusion. Formerly offered as CD 532.

CD 5585. Student Teaching in Early Education. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: CD 2252 or 2262, CD 2292, consent of instructor and department, and current immunizations (TB, flu, pertussis, and measles). Quarter Prerequisite: HD 272 or 282, and 292, consent of instructor and department and current TB test
Supervised teaching in early childhood education programs including infant/toddler, preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten settings. Formerly known as HD 585.

CD 5597. Honors Seminar. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: PSYC 3311, a WI designated course, and consent of department
Students develop an independent research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Students meet as a class with the Program Director to discuss their projects and professional development topics including research ethics, oral and written presentation of their thesis projects, graduate school applications, and career directions. Enrollment is limited to students whose formal application for departmental honors is approved. Offered as CD 5597 and PSYC 5597. Students may not receive credit for both.

CD 5598. Honors Project. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: PSYC/CD 5597 and consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: CD/PSYC 597 and consent of department
Students complete an independent research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Enrollment is limited to students whose formal application for departmental honors is approved. May not be used to satisfy the requirements of the psychology major. Offered as CD 5598 and PSYC 5598. Students may not received credit for both.

CD 5755. Internship. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department
Semester Corequisite: Consent of instructor and department
Supervised work and study in private and public organizations. May be repeated once for credit. Only three units may be applied to upper-division credit in the Child Development and Psychology majors. Arrangements for the internship must be made during the quarter preceding the quarter in which the student plans on enrolling in this course (see Department Website). Graded credit/no credit. Offered as CD 5755 and PSYC 5575. Students may not receive credit for both. Formerly offered as HD 575 and PSYC 575.

CD 5821. Special Topics in Child Development. Unit: 1

Semester Prerequisite: Upper division or graduate standing. Quarter Prerequisite: upper division or graduate standing
An intensive study of selected topics related to child development. May be repeated twice for credit as topics change for a total of 3 units.

CD 5822. Special Topics in Child Development. Units: 2

Semester Prerequisite: upper-division or graduate standing. Quarter Prerequisite: upper-division or graduate standing
An intensive study of selected topics related to human development. May be repeated twice for credit as topics change for a total of 6 units.

CD 5823. Special Topics in Child Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Upper-division or graduate standing. Quarter Prerequisite: upper-division or graduate standing
An intensive study of selected topics related to child development. May be repeated once for credit as topics change for a total of 6 units.

CD 5952. Independent Study. Units: 2

Semester Prerequisite: A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor, and departmental approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the term in which the course is to be taken. Quarter Prerequisite: A minimum overall grade point average of 3
Special topics involving literature or field study. A total of eight units of CD 5952 may be applied toward graduation, of which a maximum of four units can be applied toward upper-division elective requirements in the major.

CD 5953. Independent Study. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor, and departmental approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. Quarter Prerequisite: A minimum overall grade point average of 3
Special topics involving literature or field study. A total of six units of CD 5953 may be applied toward graduation, of which a maximum of three units can be applied toward upper-division elective requirements in the major.

CD 6122. Directed Readings. Units: 2

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of psychology department
Special topics involving supervised readings under the direction of a faculty member. Formerly offered as HD/CD 612B.

CD 6123. Directed Readings. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of psychology department
Special topics involving supervised readings under the direction of a faculty member. Formerly offered as HD/CD 612C.

CD 6124. Directed Readings. Units: 4

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of psychology department
Special topics involving supervised readings under the direction of a faculty member. Formerly offered as HD/CD 612D.

CD 6614. Theories of Child Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: classified standing in the M
Overview of major child development theories. Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department are required. Formerly offered as CD 614.

CD 6624. Advanced Developmental Neuroscience. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Survey of the psychobiological foundations of human behavioral development throughout the lifespan. Special emphasis on the neurobiological bases of developmental disorders and the integration of relationships between behavior and biological processes including genes, physiology, and the environment. Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department are required. Formerly offered as CD 624.

CD 6648. Social-Emotional Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Research and theories of social and emotional development from birth to adolescence. Emphasis on major facets of social-emotional development. Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department are required. Formerly offered as CD 648.

CD 6651. Advanced Cognitive Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Research theory in the development of perception, language, memory, problem solving, reasoning, and other cognitive processes from birth through adolescence. Includes allied disciplines such as the brain sciences and applications to the field of education. Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department are required. Formerly offered as CD 651.

CD 6659. Early Childhood Assessment. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Overview of major approaches to developmentally appropriate early childhood assessment practices. Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department are required. Formerly offered as CD 659.

CD 6690. Familes and Parenting. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: classified graduate standing
A review of research on selected topics related to family and parenting issues, and the relation of such to child development. Graduate standing and consent of the psychology department are required. Formerly offered as CD 690.

CD 6892. Externship in Child Development. Units: 2

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program, approval by a faculty supervisor, and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 640 and consent of psychology department
Supervised field work, relating to child development, in a public or private setting for additional training and extension of skills developed in the graduate program. May be repeated for credit one time for a total of 4 units of credit with approval of the student's advisor and the psychology department chair. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly HD/CD 689B.

CD 6893. Externship in Child Development. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program, approval by a faculty supervisor, and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 640 and consent of psychology department
Supervised field work, relating to child development, in a public or private setting for additional training and extension of skills developed in the graduate program. May be repeated for credit one time for a total of 6 units of credit with approval of the student's advisor and the psychology department chair. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly HD/CD 689C.

CD 6894. Externship in Child Development. Units: 4

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program, approval by a faculty supervisor, and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: Classified graduate standing and consent of the department
Supervised field work, relating to child development, in a public or private setting for additional training and extension of skills developed in the graduate program. May be repeated for credit one time for a total of 8 units of credit with approval of the student's advisor and the psychology department chair. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly offered as HD/CD 689D.

CD 6895. Externship in Child Development. Units: 5

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program, approval by a faculty supervisor, and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 640 and consent of psychology department
Supervised field work, relating to child development, in a public or private setting for additional training and extension of skills developed in the graduate program. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly offered as HD/CD 689E.

CD 6952. Advanced Independent Study. Units: 2

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 640 and consent of psychology department
Advanced research on a specific topic selected by the student with the approval of the student's advisor. Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of department is required. May be repeated up to two times for a maximum of 4 units credit with approval of the student's advisor and the department chair. Formerly HD 611B, CD 611B.

CD 6953. Advanced Independent Study. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Classified graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 640 and consent of psychology department
Advanced research on a specific topic selected by the student with the approval of the student's advisor. Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of the psychology department are required. May be repeated for credit one time for a total of 6 units of credit with approval of the student's advisor and the department chair. Formerly HD/CD 611C.

CD 6954. Advanced Independent Study. Units: 4

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 640 and consent of psychology department
Advanced research on a specific topic selected by the student with the approval of the student's advisor. Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of the psychology department are required. May be repeated for credit one time for a total of 8 units of credit with approval of the student's advisor and the department chair. Formerly HD/CD 611D.

CD 6955. Advanced Independent Study. Units: 5

Semester Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 640 and consent of psychology department
Advanced research on a specific topic selected by the student with the approval of the student's advisor. Graduate standing in the Child Development MA Program and consent of the psychology department are required. May be repeated for credit one time for a total of 10 units of credit with approval of the student's advisor and the department chair. Formerly HD/CD 611E.

CD 6964. Graduate Project. Units: 4

Semester Prerequisite: Classified graduate standing, advancement to candidacy, and consent of the psychology department. Quarter Prerequisite: PSYC 611, PSYC 640, advancement to candidacy and consent of instructor
Preparation and implementation of a project based on a thorough review of theory and empirical research under the guidance of an advisor in the Department of Psychology. Includes completion of a written document containing the elements described above and a formal defense. Formerly offered as HD/CD 695.

CD 6974. Thesis. Units: 4

Semester Prerequisite: PSYC 6640 and PSYC 6641; advancement to candidacy and consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: HD 640 or PSYC 641, advancement to candidacy, and consent of psychology department
Independent graduate research conducted under the guidance of the major advisor and resulting in a written thesis. Formerly offered as HD/CD 699.

CD 6980. Comprehensive Examination. Units: 0

Semester Prerequisite: Classified standing in the MA Child Development Program, advancement to candidacy, and consent of the department. Quarter Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy and consent of psychology department, completion of coursework in the MA
An assessment of the student's ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Course may be repeated for credit two times for a total of zero units. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly offered as HD/CD 699.