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Child and Adolescent Development Discipline Courses Details

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CAD 120 : Child Development, Social Justice, and Academic Success

Prerequisites: Enrollment in CAD Metro program; restricted to freshmen only.
Description: Child and adolescent development and social justice.
Units: 3

CAD 210 : Introduction to Applied Child and Adolescent Development

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment for freshmen and sophomores.
Description: Growth and development of children from prenatal stage through adolescence and its relevant application in work with children and families; physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, moral and emotional aspects of development. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 215 : Foundations in Early Childhood

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment for freshmen and sophomores.
Description: Observation of teachers and children under the age of five years in a quality licensed center or program. Foundations and best practices in early childhood education. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [Formerly CAD 310.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 260 : Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment for freshmen and sophomores.
Description: Understanding children, families, and community from an ecological perspective. Emphasis on contribution of basic and applied research to development in relation to family and community. (formerly CAD 360.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 300 : Professional Roles and Careers in Child and Adolescent Development

Prerequisites: CFS 320, PSY 330, or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Overview of child and adolescent development and careers related to children, youth, and families.
Units: 3

CAD 325 : Jumpstart: Mentoring Young Children

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Jumpstart program and consent of instructor.
Description: Models of early childhood intervention are explored, with emphasis on Jumpstart For Young Children model. Topics include: developmentally appropriate child-centered activities to enhance learning, positive adult-child interactions, family involvement.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CAD 326 : Jumpstart: Developing Literacy Skills in Young Children

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Jumpstart and consent of instructor.
Description: Training and experience for students working with young children in preschool settings in the development of literacy activities for young children and their families.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 400 : Community Youth Development

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and 260 or equivalents; or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to youth and community development, emphasizing community supports and opportunities for healthy youth development. Theories and research used to construct a framework for youth development; program models and legislation examined. Ten hours of an off-campus field observation of a youth/community program is required. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CAD 410 : Applied Child and Youth Development

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and 260 or equivalents, or consent of instructor.
Description: Understanding of child and adolescent development based upon research and particularly its application to practice. Current and emerging issues associated with the promotion of child and youth development will be reviewed. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 430 : Experiential and Activity Based Learning Seminar

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents; or consent of instructor; concurrent enrollment with CAD 431.
Description: Development and implementation of an experiential learning activity for youth; incorporation of foundations of the youth development model. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 2

CAD 431 : Experiential and Activity Based Learning Practice

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents; or consent of instructor; concurrent enrollment with CAD 430 required.
Description: 125 hours of supervised youth work in the community to practice the development, implementation of experiential and activity based learning opportunities. (CR/NC grading only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 2

CAD 450 : Understanding and working with Diverse Families

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents, or consent of instructor.
Description: Drawing on a variety of disciplines, examination of experiences of families; including family diversity, theories on families, and challenges families face; application in the areas of family engagement, involvement, and support. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 460 : Globalization and Family Relations

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents; or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the concepts of globalization, migration, and transnationalism to understand families and family relations within the larger context of cultural and social influences. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 500 GW : Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 410; or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduces students to action research, with a research approach, design and methodology to develop a systematic plan for action, with a goal of resolving specific social problems that affect children, youth, and families. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 510 : Adult Supervision and Leadership in Early Childhood Programs

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210, CAD 215, and CAD 260 or equivalents; or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of adult supervision, administration and leadership in early childhood programs from theoretical and personal perspectives. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

CAD 540 : Ethics and Principles in Serving Youth

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents; or consent of instructor.
Description: Understanding of practice and service provision, key ethical issues, the values that underpin them, and how youth work can be professionally conducted; ethics within the framework of ecological model. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

CAD 600 : Child and Adolescent Development Internship Seminar

Prerequisites: CAD major with senior standing. Completion of 36 units in major with grades of C or better; approval of internship application. Must be taken concurrently with CAD 601.
Description: Capstone course. Application of theoretical concepts in cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration, leadership, interprofessional program development, and outcomes-based evaluations. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 601 : Child and Adolescent Development Internship

Prerequisites: CAD major with senior standing. Completion of 36 units in major with grades of C or better; approval of internship application. Must be taken concurrently with CAD 600.
Description: Supervised experience in educational institutions, health and human service agencies, and organizations focusing on issues related to children, youth, and families. (CR/NC Grading only.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 610 : Early Childhood Internship Seminar

Prerequisites: CAD major with senior standing. Completion of 150 supervised and documented hours working (paid or volunteer) in a licensed center; approval of internship application; CAD 215 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment with CAD 611 required; restricted to CAD major with Early Childhood concentration.
Description: Preparation for professional employment in organizations that serve young children and their families; discussion of issues with peers, reflection of initial classroom practices, identification of teaching strengths and weaknesses, and enhancement of own professional development. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 611 : Early Childhood Internship

Prerequisites: CAD major with senior standing. Completion of 150 supervised and documented hours working (paid or volunteer) in a licensed center; approval of internship application; CAD 215 or equivalent; concurrently enrollment with CAD 610 required; restricted to CAD major with Early Childhood concentration.
Description: Preparation for professional employment in organizations that serve young children and their families; evaluation based on growth and development within standards, competencies and practices to best support development outcomes of children and management of classroom environments. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 625 : Children, Youth, and Public Policy

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents, or consent of instructor.
Description: Overview of how public policies for services for children and youth are developed, adopted, and implemented; policy process and historical and current policy issues in areas of education and child care. (Plus-minus letter grade only; CR/NC not allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CAD 630 : Youth Work and Out of School Time Internship Seminar

Prerequisites: CAD major with senior standing; approval of internship application; concurrent enrollment with CAD 631 required; restricted to CAD major with Youth Work concentration.
Description: Reflection on CAD 631 experience; sharing experiences; enhancing tools to promote professional development. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1

CAD 631 : Youth Work and Out of School Time Internship

Prerequisites: CAD major with senior standing; approval of internship application; concurrent enrollment with CAD 630 required; restricted to CAD major with Youth Work concentration.
Description: 175 hours of supervised youth work in the community. The experience will be guided by measurable goals that are relevant to the community site and students' aspiration. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

CAD 640 : Policy, Advocacy, and Systems Capstone Experience

Prerequisites: CAD major with senior standing; restricted to CAD major with Policy, Advocacy, and Systems concentration.
Description: Synthesize, integrate, and apply the knowledge students have gained during their previous coursework in the major. Learning experiences include a community service learning volunteer placement and completion of an online portfolio of academic work. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 4

CAD 650 : Child Advocacy

Prerequisites: CAD major; ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents; or consent of instructor.
Description: Effective advocacy for children in a variety of settings: organizations, communities, human services systems, regional government, and legislatures. Strategies learned in class will be applied to real-life issues in a community service learning component. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3

CAD 685 : Projects in the Teaching of CAD

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; grade of B+ or better in course assisting.
Description: Instructional aides have opportunity to increase knowledge of course topic and understanding of teaching and learning. Provide assistance to students in class activities. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.)
Units: 1-4

CAD 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; consent of instructor and major advisor.
Description: An intensive study of a particular issue in child and adolescent development selected by the student. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 1-4
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