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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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A one or two-semester practicum providing opportunities for supervised training in behavioral gerontology. Students: (a) read literature in the area of their specific practicum setting such as adult day care, senior centers, nursing homes; (b) assist in collecting information relevant to evaluating the program effectiveness of their efforts on behalf of the elderly; and (c) participate in discussions and planning meetings relevant to maintenance and improvement of operation of the practicum. (Formerly HDFL 644.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 342 or ABSC/HDFL 542 and instructor permission. FLD
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A two-semester practicum in which students engage in structured opportunities to practice core competencies related to the work of promoting community health and development (e.g., strategic planning, intervention, evaluation). In weekly group meetings, students prepare for their individual working field settings (e.g., health and human service agencies, research and advocacy organizations, community organizations). (Formerly HDFL 690). Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 150, ABSC/HDFL 310, and instructor permission. FLD
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A two-semester practicum in which students engage in structured opportunities to practice core competencies related to the work of promoting community health and development (e.g., strategic planning, intervention, evaluation). In weekly group meetings, students prepare for their individual working field settings (e.g., health and human service agencies, research and advocacy organizations, community organizations). (Formerly HDFL 692). Prerequisite: Open only to students in the University Honors Program; ABSC/HDFL 151, ABSC/HDFL 311 and instructor permission. FLD
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Practical supervised training in the laboratory study of human and/or animal behavior. Students assist in conducting basic research, read and discuss research articles, attend lab meetings, and acquire data analysis and presentation skills. Prerequisite: ABSC 308 (or concurrent enrollment) and permission of the instructor. RSH
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Practical supervised training in the historical and conceptual foundations of applied behavioral science (e.g., behavior analysis). Students research and read primary source literatures and write papers that advances our understanding of the field's foundations (e.g., empirical, theoretical). Prerequisite: ABSC 100/101, ABSC 304, ABSC 308, and ABSC 509 (or concurrent enrollment), and permission of instructor. IND
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A one-semester practicum providing opportunities for students to aid professionals in the development and implementation of behavioral treatment plans with adolescents. Regularly scheduled individual and group meetings enable the evaluation of the practicum students' progress while working in the rehabilitative process for juveniles who have problems that can bring them into contact with the juvenile justice system. (Formerly HDFL 694.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 410, ABSC/HDFL 560, and instructor permission. FLD
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A one or two-semester practicum providing opportunities for supervised, hands-on training outside the existing specialty areas or their options. This practicum must be arranged with the prior approval of a faculty advisor and the department's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Students should see an advisor about this practicum early in their junior year. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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A one or two-semester practicum providing opportunities for supervised, hands-on training outside the existing specialty areas or their options. This practicum must be arranged with the prior approval of a faculty advisor and the department's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Students should see an advisor about this practicum early in their junior year. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the University Honors Program and instructor permission. FLD
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A one or two-semester research practicum providing opportunities for supervised, hands-on research training outside the existing specialty areas or their options. This practicum must be arranged with the prior approval of a faculty advisor and the department's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Students should see an advisor about this practicum early in their junior year. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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A one or two-semester research practicum providing opportunities for supervised, hands-on research training outside of the existing specialty areas or their options. This practicum must be arranged with the prior approval of a faculty advisor and the department's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Students should see an advisor early in their junior year about the practicum and its prerequisites and requirements. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the University Honors Program and instructor permission. FLD
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The theoretical study of parenting and parent-child relationships, techniques for analyzing common parenting problems, designing appropriate interventions, fostering effective communication skills, understanding issues of diversity, and promoting parent education programs are some of the issues addressed in this course. Professional collaboration and support of families and children are emphasized throughout. Students develop analytical skills through reading, discussion, and application of theoretical and empirical research. (Formerly HDFL 701.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 160 or equivalent knowledge of child development or child psychology. LEC
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A survey of educational materials and activities that are appropriate for young children (birth to age 8). Students explore several components of effective curriculum (e.g., objectives, effective methods of activity presentation, teaching strategies) and learn to combine them to construct curriculums for a range of content and skill areas. By focusing on the functional components of curriculums, students learn to construct, critically evaluate, and modify them for both typically developing children and children with special needs. A BACB? pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 702.) LEC
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Effective leadership skills and professional roles associated with the administration of early childhood services and programs are examined in this course. Theoretical principles, empirical research, and professional responsibilities inherent in the provision of quality service, including needs assessment, organizational skills, delivery systems, human resource management, communication skills, grant writing, legal and ethical considerations, conflict resolution, and advocacy are explored through readings, discussion, and assigned projects. Not open to students who have completed ABSC 555. (Formerly HDFL 677). Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 160 or equivalent knowledge of child development or child psychology. LEC
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This course provides students in the Clinical Child Psychology Program with the opportunity to enhance and consolidate their research activities by fulfilling one of the elective cluster course requirements. This practicum involves a contract with a research advisor and the program director. The contract includes definable products and dates for completion to prepare research for submission for publication, develop a grant proposal, or conduct additional research project independent of other requirements in the program. The course is not to be taken as an overload, but is to be part of a full-time course schedule. May be repeated. (Same as PSYC 704.) (Formerly HDFL 704.) Prerequisites: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. LEC
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Discussion of behavior problems commonly encountered in the pediatric population, including reviews of data-based methodologies for remediation. Topics include general child rearing skills, bedtime problems, enuresis, encopresis, toilet training, self-injurious behavior, temper tantrums, behavior in community settings, child abuse, psychotropic drugs for children, adolescent behavior problems and selection of children's play materials. (Formerly HDFL 705.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 160, ABSC/HDFL 632, or PSYC 602. LEC
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A course offering detailed discussion of the literature and research methods of a special topic within clinical child and pediatric psychology. Topic and instructor may change by semester and will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated. (Same as PSYC 706.) (Formerly HDFL 706.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. LEC
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A course on the role of physiology and anatomy in behavior, with an emphasis on their participation in the basic behavioral processes and in typical and atypical behavioral development. The course also addresses issues in measurement and current research. (Formerly HDFL 709). Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 796; ABSC/HDFL 798 recommended. LEC
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This course extends knowledge and skills for addressing issues in community health and development (e.g., substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, child and youth development, prevention of violence). Students learn core competencies such as analyzing community problems and goals, strategic planning, intervention, and evaluation, and then apply these skills to issues that matter to them and to the communities they serve. (Formerly HDFL 710.) (Same as ISP 871.) LEC
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Research in the experimental design and analysis of community settings. No more than 10 hours total. (Formerly HDFL 716.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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Instruction in the methods and techniques of the experimental design and analysis of community settings through supervised participation in established research programs. Emphasizes the techniques of gathering original experimental data. No more than 10 hours total. (Formerly HDFL 719.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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This course deals with the biological substrates of mental retardation. Retardation is classified as a medical syndrome, rather than by behavioral patterns, but behavioral peculiarities are addressed where relevant. Attention is directed to both genetic causes such as the chromosomal anomalies (e.g., Mongolism) and molecular and metabolic errors (e.g., phenylketonuria), as well as to the environmentally produced retardation by nutritional deficiency, prenatal rubella, and brain trauma. (Formerly HDFL 721.) Prerequisite: One course in biology or equivalent. LEC
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An overview of adolescence with primary emphasis on various adjustment difficulties and respective therapeutic approaches. Content to provide perspectives on relevant practice, research, theory, and contemporary social forces. (Formerly HDFL 723.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. LEC
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Surveys research methods used to identify, describe, understand, and intervene on socially important problems occurring across the life span (e.g., early childhood, adolescence, elders) and in varied settings (homes, classrooms, group-care facilities, and communities). Discusses research methods and concepts (e.g., prediction, control, reliability, validity) within scientific, psychological, and behavior-analytic frameworks. Presents strategies and tactics regarding descriptive and experimental methods, direct and indirect measurement, graphic and statistical analysis, and single-subject and group experimental designs. Examines ethics and social responsibility in research. Provides opportunities to read secondary and primary sources, develop research questions, write and present research proposals. (Formerly HDFL 725.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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This course consists of lectures and discussion sessions on topics that describe the structural and functional maturation of the nervous system. The areas covered deal with the morphological, physiological, and biochemical changes in the developing central nervous system of vertebrates (including human infants), and with the interaction of the external environment with some of these maturational processes. Prerequisite: Introductory human development, psychology, or biology course. LEC
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A graduate level introduction to the logic of experimentation, direct observation strategies, and research conducted using individual (e.g., single subject) and time series experimental designs. An ABA-accredited and BACB? pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 735.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. LEC
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Supervised readings in topical areas of gerontology. A program of study, conferences, and reports are developed by the instructor and student. (Formerly HDFL 741.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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Original investigations of some unsolved problems relating to adult development and aging. (Formerly HDFL 742.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. RSH
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Historical influences and current theoretical models of early childhood education are addressed through a survey and analysis of the literature. Not open to students who have completed ABSC 356. (Formerly HDFL 756.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 160 or equivalent knowledge of child development or child psychology. LEC
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Intensive training in the evaluation and production of scientific critiques and reviews of current issues in the analysis of behavior, as disseminated through the media. May be repeated. (Formerly HDFL 765.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. LEC
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A proseminar coordinated by the Gerontology Center. The proseminar explores essential areas of gerontology for researchers and practitioners, providing a multidisciplinary (e.g., psychology, biology, sociology, communication) perspective on aging. The proseminar surveys contemporary basic and applied research, service programs, and policy and management issues in gerontology. (Same as AMS 767, COMS 787, PSYC 787, and SOC 767.) (Formerly HDFL 787.) LEC
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This course reviews empirically-supported strategies for designing effective and socially valid care and education environments for young children with and without disabilities. Topics will include: early educational theory, individualized curricula and goal selection strategies, various instructional typologies (e.g., direct instruction, embedded teaching), specific teaching tactics (e.g., prompting, time delay, differential reinforcement), preventive and assessment-based behavioral management strategies, current best practice recommendations for design of the social and physical environment, and methods for assessing children's, caregivers', and teachers' programmatic preferences. Prerequisite: ABSC 796. LEC
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An introductory graduate laboratory course on the basic principles of behavior, and related procedures for producing behavioral change, with nonhuman subjects. The principles and procedures have special relevance to analogous processes in child development, both normal and deviant. An ABA-accredited and BACB? pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 796.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. LAB
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A review and discussion of current issues in children's language acquisition. May be repeated for credit. Students are graded S/F. (Same as LING 799, PSYC 799 and SPLH 799.) (Formerly HDFL 797.) LEC
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A master's-level graduate seminar on the field's conceptual foundations, with special emphasis on behavior analysis and its application - applied behavior analysis. The course addresses the field's history, philosophy of science, and disciplinary purview; its advanced behavioral principles and processes; its analyses of various content domains in the behavioral, social, and cognitive sciences (e.g., emotion, language, cognition, culture); and its relation to other disciplines (e.g., biology, psychology, anthropology). It also considers professional issues in, for example, the ethical conduct of research and practice. An ABA-accredited and BACB pre-approved course. Prerequisite: ABSC 796 or instructor permission. SEM
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An examination of principles and practices of community development and evaluation of methods used to promote community improvement. May be repeated if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 801.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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A graduate seminar that includes an overview of the behavioral characteristics of various developmental disabilities and examination of empirically-supported behavioral approaches to the study and treatment of developmental disabilities. Topics will include classification and etiology, motivation, methods for developing appropriate skills, assessment and treatment of behavior disorders, staff training, and legal and ethical issues related to treatment. Prerequisite: ABSC 796 and instructor permission. LEC
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Supervised, original investigations of problems relevant to community health, such as the prevention of substance abuse or promotion of child outcomes. As appropriate, the course is focused on any combination of: literature research, research planning, and preparation conducting research, analyzing data, writing research reports, or preparing oral reports of completed research. (Formerly HDFL 804.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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The strategies, tactics, and ethics of functional assessment are presented in the larger context of behavioral assessment (e.g., nomothetic and idiographic approaches). Research articles relevant to indirect, descriptive, and experimental functional assessment approaches and assessment-based interventions are carefully reviewed to determine the appropriate conditions for each type of assessment and intervention. (Formerly HDFL 805.) Prerequisite: ABSC 796 and instructor permission. LEC
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This course provides supervised experience in the use of functional behavioral assessment in home, clinic, or educational environments with young children presenting problem behaviors. (Formerly HDFL 806.) Prerequisite: ABSC 805 and instructor permission. FLD
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An examination of the methods used to develop and evaluate community health promotion programs. The course addresses topics of interest to participants, such as substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, or child outcomes. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 807.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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Consideration of special problems confronting the child and family oriented scientist-practitioner, and in the development of a professional identity. Topics include critical issues, including ethical, legal, cultural, empirical, and clinical aspects of research and practice. May be repeated. (Formerly HDFL 809.) (Same as PSYC 809.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology. LEC
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A course covering the general principles of developmental assessment from birth through adulthood, with special emphasis on the history and nature of assessment instruments and the criteria for acceptance, reliability, and stability of results. Selected assessment techniques for infants, preschool children, elementary school children, adolescents, and adults are reviewed and evaluated for their utility, limitations, and applications. A critical analysis of assessment in general and particular assessment tools is made. (Formerly HDFL 810.) LEC
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Course covers the basic theory, research, administration, and reporting of psychological assessment of development, intelligence, and achievement for children, adolescents, and adults within cultural and developmental contexts. The range of psychological instruments examined includes, for example, WIAT, K-ABC, W-J, S-B, WISC, WAIS, and WPPSI. (Same as PSYC 811.) Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical child psychology. LEC
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Lecture, laboratory, field work, and supervision. Theory and applications in the psychological evaluation of children with standardized assessment techniques. The administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting of behavioral and personality functioning in children. (Formerly HDFL 812.) (Same as PSYC 812.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology. LEC
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A master's level professional seminar in which faculty and students present research proposals; offer formal presentations of completed empirical research, reviews of the literature, and other areas of scholarship; and engage discussion about contemporary empirical, conceptual, and professional issues in applied behavioral science. May be repeated for a total of six credits. (Formerly HDFL 813.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. LEC
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Lecture, laboratory, field work, and supervision. Supervised experience in specialized psychological assessment approaches for children and families. Emphasis on interviewing, observation, psychometric scales, consultation, rationale, administration, analysis, and reporting of mental health functioning of children and families. Experience with clinical populations, and communication with referral sources. (Formerly HDFL 814.) (Same as PSYC 814.) Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical child psychology. LEC
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A survey of the basic empirical research in the field of child development, covering intelligence, cognition, perception, attention, personality, social behavior, and socialization processes. These literatures are integrated and their implications for social application are addressed. (Formerly HDFL 820.) (Same as PSYC 820.) Prerequisite: A course in child development or equivalent. LEC
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An advanced graduate seminar on the behavior-analytic approach to child development. Students examine the behavior-analytic view of child development and compare and contrast this approach with other systems for understanding development. Students also review and critically evaluate current and seminal literature related to several different developmental domains (e.g., motor, emotional, social, cognitive development) and explore implications for the application of current knowledge. An ABA-accredited and BACB? pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 821.) Prerequisite: ABSC 798 and consent of instructor. LEC
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This course examines how public policies affect the development of children. Includes examination of child and family policy in the United States and other countries, policy-related research on children, major policy issues affecting children, and child advocacy. (Formerly HDFL 822.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. LEC
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The course reviews new approaches to working with persons with retardation and autism; theoretical orientations and how they affect implementation of procedures; and current research outcomes in various developmental areas of persons with retardation. It covers approaches used with persons through the life span, from childhood through adulthood, that are based on ecological and stimulus control variables. Ethical and practical implications are the focus of class lectures and discussions. (Formerly HDFL 824.) LEC
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A lecture and discussion course in social development. It includes such topics as theoretical approaches to the study of social development, as well as the literature on family processes, peer relations, aggression and prosocial behavior, child abuse and neglect, family violence, child care, and the media. (Same as PSYC 825.) (Formerly HDFL 880.) Prerequisite: A course in child psychology or development. LEC
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A seminar on current issues in assessment and intervention for young children who are at risk for or who have special needs. Provides foundation for evaluating and understanding research in early intervention. Includes historical, conceptual and legislative underpinnings of early intervention, risk factors affecting development, methodological issues in early intervention research, best practice standards, and applications to social, language, and pre-academic domains. (Formerly HDFL 828.) LEC
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Supervised readings in topical areas of community health promotion, such as the prevention of substance abuse and promotion of child outcomes. A program of study, conferences, and reports is developed by the instructor and student. (Formerly HDFL 834.) RSH
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This course reviews major approaches in identifying disability pathogenesis and explores the biological bases of selected congenital physical disabilities, and etiologies of selected acquired physical disabilities. Rehabilitation approaches and the role of scientist-practitioners in working with people with disabilities are also discussed. This course primarily covers adults with physical disabilities. (Formerly HDFL 837.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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Basic introduction to treatment concepts and procedures related to child development and child-care programs. The major goal is to provide a theoretical framework that is effective in dealing with various types of child deviancy. (Formerly HDFL 840.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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The course covers ethical and legal issues in (a) the responsible conduct of basic, applied, and intervention research (e.g., informed consent and assent with typical and atypical populations; inclusion of underrepresented groups; bias, fraud, and plagiarism in data collection and reporting; conflict of interest; reporting misconduct; authorship) and (b) professional issues in teaching, research, and service (e.g., written and presented scientific communication; grant preparation; the journal review process; cultural competence; teaching; vita preparation). The course will also include instruction in the preparation of editorial reviews for manuscripts submitted for publication to in peer-reviewed journals, in partial fulfillment of the department's doctoral requirement for preparing editorial reviews. A BACB pre-approved course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science. LEC
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Lecture, laboratory, field work, and supervision appointment. Psychological evaluation and treatment of children and their families; supervised, progressive experience in psychological interventions in clinical child psychology. (Same as PSYC 846.) (Formerly HDFL 846.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. FLD
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A continuation of ABSC 846/PSYC 846. (Formerly HDFL 847.) (Same as PSYC 847.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. FLD
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A survey of intervention research in gerontology. Program evaluations designed to determine the effectiveness of community-based interventions, current social service delivery practice, and contemporary social policies are examined. An ABA-accredited and BACB? pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 848.) LEC
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This course surveys knowledge from various disciplines that address developmental disabilities across the life span. Its focus is on designing strategies for individual intervention and treatment programs by an interdisciplinary team. Designed for students in social work, speech pathology, psychology, nutrition, audiology, special education, physical therapy, nursing, child development, behavior analysis, and related fields. (Formerly HDFL 707.) Prerequisite: A basic course in child development or instructor permission. LEC
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This advanced course extends knowledge and skill in analyzing behavioral problems, designing interventions, and planning applied research projects. Topics include the selection of problems and target populations, analysis of problems and goals, designing measurement systems, developing interventions, and disseminating products from applied behavioral research. Students use examples from their own applied research. An ABA- accredited and BACB? pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 871.) LEC
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An examination of the theory, principles, and methods of behavior analysis and their applications to problems of human behavior in complex organizations such as businesses, industries, human service organizations, and governments. (Formerly HDFL 888.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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This course provides a service-system perspective on developmental disabilities. Students learn (a) how service systems have developed for people with developmental disabilities; (b) about service systems from the perspective of agency administrators, program evaluation, and public and private payment systems (e.g., health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, CHIPS, Title V); and (c) from consumers, themselves, about the barriers they face in obtaining needed services. Finally, students learn about advocating for service-system change at a consumer, program, and policy level. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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Instruction and supervised laboratory or field work for master's students. Practica are offered by different instructors on different topics; may be repeated for credit if the content differs. Topics and instructors are announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. FLD
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Instruction and supervised laboratory or field work for master's students. Practica are offered by different faculty members on different topics; may be repeated for credit if the content differs. Topics and instructors are announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Formerly HDFL 873.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. FLD
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Instruction and supervised laboratory or field work for master's students. Practica are offered by different faculty members on different topics; may be repeated for credit if the content is different. Topics and instructors are announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. FLD
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This course is for students who wish to complete practicum experiences in services related to persons with retardation, autism, or physical disabilities in programs in various settings, such as the Ann Sullivan Center in Lima, Peru and the Algeria School in Paraguay. The course is designed to give interested students opportunities to work with professionals in these programs on a semester or summer basis. The course consists of participation in professional activities associated with the practicum program and a report of these activities to the instructor. (Formerly HDFL 789.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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A practicum course designed to provide students with the knowledge, background, and practical experience in the conduct of consumer evaluations for behavioral treatment programs. (Formerly HDFL 855.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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A practicum course designed to provide students with knowledge, background, and practical experience in the implementation of community health promotion projects and their evaluation. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 808.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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A practicum course designed to provide students with knowledge, background, and practical experience in the implementation of community improvement projects and their evaluation. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 802.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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Supervised practical experience in working with elders in home, community, or institutional settings. Regular individual conferences with faculty are used to evaluate student progress. (Formerly HDFL 849.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. FLD
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Professionals in fields such as journalism, social welfare, and psychology may have career interests that include work with or on behalf of young children. This practicum provides students with individualized opportunities to work with young children in a group setting in order to extend their professional skills. (Formerly HDFL 790.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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A course covering the specification of learning goals and the implementation and evaluation of curriculum design management of groups of young children. May be repeated for no more than a total of six credit hours. (Formerly HDFL 791.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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A course to assess and teach skills in diagnosis and evaluation of particular problems in the developmental process of young children (1-5 years of age), and to design and implement interventions. May be repeated for no more than a total of six credit hours. (Formerly HDFL 792.) Prerequisite: ABSC 791 and instructor permission. FLD
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Experiences in understanding and developing parent satisfaction with care arrangements for their child(ren), providing services to personnel responsible for care and development of young children, and/or maximizing use of available services for young children on their behalf. May be repeated for no more than a total of six credit hours. (Formerly HDFL 793.) Prerequisite: ABSC 791 and instructor permission. FLD
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Laboratory teaching in an early childhood classroom that includes children who are developmentally delayed, demonstrate behavioral or learning difficulties, or have other developmental disabilities. Experience includes individualized programming for children with special needs, as well as group management and group curriculum planning. May be repeated for no more than a total of six credit hours. (Formerly HDFL 794.) Prerequisite: ABSC 791 and instructor permission. FLD
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Experience in supervising staff who work in programs for young children. Supervision includes orienting, monitoring, and evaluating staff performance; opportunities for interaction with other professionals; experience in facilitating staff communication; and consulting on research projects. (Formerly HDFL 795.) Prerequisite: ABSC 791 and instructor permission. FLD
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This course provides direct experience in the developmental assessment of a selected age group, such as infants, preschool and elementary children, adolescents, or adults. It may be repeated providing the age group specification is not repeated. (Formerly HDFL 811.) Prerequisite: HDFL 810 or an equivalent course. FLD
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Supervised experience with pediatric patients referred for behavior problems, including, for example, temper tantrums, enuresis, encopresis, and hyperactivity. Also includes evaluation and treatment of children with commonly encountered behavior problems. In addition, students observe pediatric staff performing appropriate physical exams and observe the interaction between the medical staff and the pediatric psychologist. (Formerly HDFL 823.) Prerequisite: ABSC 705 and instructor permission. FLD
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Review of individual differences pertaining to culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc., as these have an impact upon theory, research, assessment, and treatment issues in clinical psychology. (Same as PSYC 888.) Prerequisite: Graduate status in clinical psychology, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A seminar for master's level students. It examines basic and applied research literatures in specialized fields of applied behavioral science. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 701.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. LEC
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Supervised research investigations in basic or applied behavioral science for master's students. The course introduces observational measurement, research methods and designs, and the conduct of research in the behavioral sciences. May be repeated for credit if the content is different. (Formerly HDFL 800.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. RSH
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An individual, supervised study of recent research and scholarship for master's students. The course emphasizes current scholarship in selected areas of basic and applied behavioral science and its conceptual foundations. Designed for students whose needs cannot be met in other courses. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 833.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. RSH
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A research and readings course for master's students. It allows them to concentrate their studies on selected basic and applied problems in behavioral science and carry out independent research. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 722, HDFL 724, HDFL 725, HDFL 799.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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A course designed to enhance international experience in topic areas related to behavioral science for master's students. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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Supervised research experience for completing the thesis leading to master's degree. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. (Formerly HDFL 897.) (Same as PSYC 897.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. RSH
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Supervised research experience for the thesis leading to a master's degree in applied behavioral science. May be repeated. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. (Formerly HDFL 899.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. THE
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This course examines basic research designed to explore variables affecting animal and human decision making; particularly decisions classified as demonstrating impulsivity and self-control. The evidence for genetic and learning contributions to patterns of impulsive decision making will be explored, as will the relation between impulsivity and a range of addictive disorders. LEC
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Diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems in childhood and adolescence. Preference given to graduate students in child clinical psychology, school psychology, and counseling psychology. (Same as PSYC 905.) Prerequisite: Fifteen hours of graduate credit in psychology or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course covers basic pharmacological concepts, neuropharmacological principles, and the therapeutics of drug effects on behavior. Special attention is given to age and history as influences in psychopharmacological outcomes. (Formerly HDFL 908.) LEC
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A doctoral level professional seminar in which faculty and students present research proposals; offer formal presentations of completed empirical research, reviews of the literature, and other areas of scholarship; and engage discussion about contemporary empirical, conceptual, and professional issues in applied behavioral science. May be repeated for a total of eight credits. (Formerly HDFL 913). Prerequisite: Graduate standing in behavioral psychology or instructor permission. LEC
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The course pertains to relevant research regarding infant speech development, vocabulary development, linguistic development, articulation development, and language retardation. (Same as SPLH 966.) (Formerly HDFL 920.) LEC
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An advanced graduate seminar on the history of psychology and its systems, and their relations to contemporary psychology. Pertinent issues in the history and philosophy of science are addressed (e.g., scientific revolutions), as are concerns in the historiography of psychology (e.g., presentism). (Formerly HDFL 891.) Prerequisite: Master's degree or instructor permission. LEC
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An advanced graduate seminar on the analysis of the verbal behavior of the proficient speaker and the biological, environmental, and motivational factors affecting it. Structural and developmental issues, as well as implications for language training and remediation are integrated throughout. Critiques and rebuttals are examined, along with current empirical and conceptual advances in research and theory. An ABA-accredited and BACB? pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 831.) Prerequisite: ABSC 798, advanced coursework in psycholinguistics or linguistics, or instructor permission. LEC
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Designed to meet the needs of advanced students whose study in clinical child psychology cannot be met with present courses or for whom advanced work is desired in a specialized area of study. (Formerly HDFL 934.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. RSH
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A graduate level introduction to basic behavioral research. This course surveys seminal and current research in the experimental analysis of behavior and relates this work to research and practice in applied behavior analysis. Topics include respondent conditioning, complex schedule performance, avoidance, stimulus control, and choice. Prerequisite: ABSC 798 and consent of instructor. LEC
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This is an advanced course on research methods helpful in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of effective and sustainable behavior-analytic programs. The practices examined involve (a) selecting non-reactive measures of staff implementation behaviors; (b) selecting effective and sustainable components of a staff management program; and (c) experimentally analyzing the effectiveness and sustainability of the staff management program. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of the principles of behavior that determine the maintenance of staff interventions and, therefore, the survival of behavioral programs in their post-research phase. Students read and discuss the literature on factors that promote or impede program survival. Students design an intervention program using the practices examined in the course, simulate an experimental analysis of the program, and write a JABA-style manuscript describing the program and their simulated data. An ABA-accredited and BACB? pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 940.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 735 or HDFL 803, ABSC/HDFL 796, and ABSC/HDFL 871 or instructor permission. LEC
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This course is used by graduate students fulfilling the doctoral program teaching requirement. Students assist in class preparation and organization, teaching, grading, and office hours or serve as discussion section leaders or laboratory course supervisors. They meet regularly with the faculty members they are assisting. Students enroll for 3 hours for the equivalent of a 25% assistantship and 6 hours for a 50% equivalent. (Formerly HDFL 941.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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This course examines data analysis procedures commonly used with both large group and single subject experimental designs. In addition to presenting specific data analysis techniques, the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the various techniques are carefully reviewed and evaluated. (Formerly HDFL 942.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 735 or HDFL 803 and an intermediate statistics course. LEC
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Lecture, laboratory, field work, and supervision appointment. Advanced psychological intervention techniques for children, youth, and families; supervised progressive experience in application of behavioral and psycho-therapeutic methods to behavioral and emotional problems. (Formerly HDFL 943.) (Same as PSYC 943.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. FLD
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