Course Offerings

CHILD DEVELOPMENT (CD)

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate

May not be taken by undergraduate students.

611. Advanced Independent Study
Advanced research on a specific topic selected by the student with the approval of the student's committee. May be repeated up to two times for a maximum of 15 units credit with approval of the student's committee and the psychology department chair. Only 5 units are required for the master's degree. Formerly HD 611. Prerequisites: PSYC 640 and consent of psychology department. (2-5 units)
612. Directed Readings
Supervised readings of special topics under the direction of a faculty member. Formerly HD 612. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of psychology department. (2-5 units)
614. Theories of Child Development
Overview of major child development theories. Formerly HD 614. Prerequisites: classified standing in the M.A. in Child Development and consent of department. (4 units)
645. Advanced Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Research and theory relating to prenatal development through age five. Classic theory and current literature concerning development in physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional domains will be examined. Formerly HD 645 and PSYC 645. Prerequisites: classified standing and consent of psychology department. (4 units)
646. Advanced Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Theoretical and empirical contributions to understanding physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development during the school-age period (6-12) and adolescence (13-18). Formerly HD 646 and PSYC 646. Prerequisites: classified standing and consent of department. (4 units)
648. Social-Emotional Development
Research and theories of social and emotional development from birth to adolescence. Emphasis on major facets of social-emotional development. Formerly HD 648 and PSYC 648. Prerequisites: classified graduate standing in M.A. in Child Development, Psychology M.A. or M.S. degree programs, and consent of psychology department. (4 units)
651. Advanced Cognitive Development
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. Formerly HD 651 and PSYC 651. Prerequisites: classified graduate standing and consent of psychology department. (4 units)
659. Early Childhood Assessment
Review of major approaches to early childhood assessment practices. Formerly HD 659. Prerequisite: classified graduate standing or consent of psychology department. (4 units)
689. Externship in Child Development
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. The externship requires approval by a faculty supervisor. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly HD 689. Prerequisites: PSYC 640 and consent of psychology department. (2-5 units)
690. Families and Parenting
A review of research on selected topics related to family and parenting issues, and the relation of such to child development. Formerly HD 690. Prerequisite: classified graduate standing. (4 units)
695. Graduate Project
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 HD 695. Prerequisites: PSYC 611, 640, advancement to candidacy and consent of instructor. (5 units)
699. Thesis
Independent graduate research conducted under the guidance of the major advisor and resulting in a written thesis. Prerequisites: CD 640 or PSYC 641, advancement to candidacy, and consent of psychology department. (5 units)
999. Comprehensive Examination
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. Formerly HD 999. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and consent of psychology department, completion of coursework in the M.A. in Child Development, and in good academic standing. (0 units)

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