Family and Child Studies Major, Families, Children and School Settings Concentration (Combined B.A./M.A.T with Teacher Certification in Grades P - 3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

The Bachelor's/MAT Dual-Certification Inclusive Education Program provides students with the opportunity to receive both a bachelor's and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with teacher certification in both general education and special education.  The program is designed to help teachers develop competencies needed to teach students who have disabilities along with those who do not.

In this program, students complete general education and major requirements and an initial set of coursework in education as undergraduates. As graduate students, they will complete the coursework in education and conduct their fieldwork and student teaching.

FAMILIES,CHILDREN & SCHOOL SETTINGS CONC

Complete 2 requirements:

  1. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 45 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

    1. FAMILY AND CHILD STUDIES CORE

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete the following 5 courses:

        FCST 200 Introduction to Family Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
        FCST 304 Research Methods for Studying Families and Children (3 hours lecture) 3
        FCST 348 Individual and Family Development Over the Life Span 3
        FCST 418 Working with Diverse Families and Children (3 hours lecture) 3
        FCST 445 Poverty and Families (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 1 course from the following:

        FCST 315 Field Experiences in Family and Child Services (3 hours lecture) 3
        FCST 316 Service-Learning Experiences with Families and Children (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. DEVELOPMENTAL CORE

      Complete the following 3 courses:

      FCST 214 Child Development I (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 314 Child Development II: Adolescence (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. MAJOR ELECTIVES

      Complete 9 semester hours of any courses beginning with FCST.

      FCST 100 Professional Orientation (2 hours lecture) 2
      FCST 140 Family in Society (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 141 Interpersonal Relations (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 201 Social Gerontology: The Study of Aging (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 205 Women in Contemporary Society (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 210 Introduction to Child Life (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 215 Infant Development (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 216 Techniques for the Study of Child Personality (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 217 Family Stress and Coping (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 225 Exploring Family Diversity (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 230 Dynamics of One-To-One Communication (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 231 The Family in the Economic System (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 240 Volunteer in the Community (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 241 Group Dynamics (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 270 Individual and Professional Development in Family and Child Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 275 Comparative Studies of Global Families (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 300 Field Trip Experiences in Family and Child Studies 1
      FCST 305 Death and Bereavement in the Family (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 308 Independent Study 1-3
      FCST 310 Teaching Daily Living Skills to Special Needs Populations (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 313 Organization and Management of Child Care Centers (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 317 Fieldwork Experience in Family and Child Studies: The Hospitalized Child (3 hours field experience) 3
      FCST 318 Gender Development Across the Life Course (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 320 Parenting Skills and Resources (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 322 Play Techniques in Working with Children (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 325 Adult Development and Aging (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 328 Peer Counseling 3
      FCST 329 Theories and Techniques of Group Processes 3
      FCST 331 Money Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 332 Action Approaches to Personal Awareness 3
      FCST 340 Aging and Social Policy (3.0 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 342 Family Sociology (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 344 Challenge of Aging (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 345 Gender in a Changing World (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 350 Immigrant Families (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 360 Families in Later Life (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 370 Individual and Family Problem-Solving (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 400 Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
      FCST 401 Advanced Research Methods in Family and Child Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 408 Workshop in Family and Child Studies 1-3
      FCST 409 Internship 6-12
      FCST 411 Sibling Relationships (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 415 Child in the Community (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 419 Special Studies in Family and Child Services (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 430 Evidence-Based Family Policy and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 448 Family Counseling (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 470 Family Management (3 hours lecture) 3
    4. GRADUATE COURSES

      Complete the following 3 courses. These courses will also count toward the MAT portion of this program:

      ECSE 506 Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age 8 (3 hours lecture) 3
      ECSE 508 Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities (3 hours lecture) 3
      READ 519 Language and Early Literacy Development (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. TEACHER ED PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (BA/MAT)

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. PRE-PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. PRE-PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

        Complete the following 6 courses for 18 semester hours:

        CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture) 3
        ECEL 200 Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy (2 hours lecture, 1 hour other) 3
        EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        FCST 214 Child Development I (3 hours lecture) 3
        MTHM 201 Mathematics in Elementary Schools I (3 hours lecture) 3
        PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. HEALTH FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

        Complete 1 course from the following, or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy:

        BIOL 100 Biological Sciences (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 107 Biology for Survival (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 215 Human Heredity (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 240 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 241 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 243 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 380 Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        HLTH 101 Personal Health Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 207 Safety, Accidents and Emergency Care. Starting Winter 2016: Injury Prevention and Emergency Care (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 210 Consumer Health (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 213 Perspectives on Drugs (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 220 Mental Health (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 290 Human Sexuality (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 307 The Study of Human Diseases (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 314 Public Health Aspects of Alcohol Abuse (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 330 Foundations of Health Education. Starting Winter 2016: Health Education Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 411 School Health and Community Services (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 430 Health Counseling. Starting Winter 2016: Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals (3 hours lecture) 3
        HONP 210 Honors Seminar in Science (3 hours seminar, 2 hours lab) 4
        HONP 211 Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science (3 hours seminar) 3
        HPEM 150 Principles and Practice of Emergency Care (3 hours lecture) 3
        NUFD 182 Nutrition (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

      Complete the following 3 requirement(s):

      1. UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE I

        Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 2 courses:

          FCST 314 Child Development II: Adolescence (3 hours lecture) 3
          READ 399 Early Literacy Development and Instruction (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete 1 course from:

          ECEL 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture) 3
          SPED 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE II

        Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 2 courses:

          ECEL 216 Arts and Creative Expression in Early Childhood (3 hours lecture) 3
          ECEL 420 Building Programs and Community in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms (2 hours lecture, 1 hour other) 3
        2. Complete for 3 semester hours.

          ECSE 305 Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities (3 hours lecture) 3
      3. UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE III

        Complete the following 2 courses:

        ECEL 417 Problem Solving in Science, Math, and Technology in Early Childhood Classrooms (3 hours lecture) 3
        FCST 418 Working with Diverse Families and Children (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

BIOL100: Biological Sciences (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The study of life from molecule to organism with focus on structure and function of cells, mechanisms of heredity and change, survey of animals and plants and their interrelationships in the living world. Open to non-majors as well as majors. BIOL 100 is not included in the GPA as a biology major course. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

BIOL107: Biology for Survival (3 hours lecture)

Basic concepts of biology that focus on social implications of pollution, population control, radiation, drugs, pesticides, the genetic revolution, etc. For non-science majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

BIOL110: The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The course is intended to serve the non-biology major and present a basic introduction to human anatomy and physiology. It will provide students with a laboratory experience so that they may learn the scientific method and its application in the field of human biology. This course will provide these students with a body of knowledge specific to human anatomy and physiology so that they may be well informed when dealing with important personal, family and societal issues relative to health and life-style decisions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

BIOL215: Human Heredity (3 hours lecture)

A non-major course introducing concepts of classical heredity and modern molecular genetics, which stresses the techniques and significance of genetic knowledge and research. 3 sh.

BIOL240: Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Human anatomy and physiology for health education and physical education majors. Not for biology majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

BIOL241: Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Human anatomy and physiology for health education and physical education majors. Not for biology majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 240.

BIOL243: Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A study of the dynamics of the human body in relation to its structure and function is based on its nutritional input. Each organ system is discussed in relation to its contribution to the whole functioning organism, as well as a basic survey of its pathologies. Primarily for ADA certification. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 130.

BIOL380: Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Lecture and lab. Heredity, gene and chromosomal structure and function, gene regulation, mutation and repair, genes in populations, genetic manipulation, and applied genetics are covered. Lab exercises demonstrate genetic concepts. A semester-long project with research paper is required. Required of all biology majors and minors. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Biology, Molecular Biology and Science Informatics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 120 with a grade of C- or higher.

CMST101: Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical requirements of different types of public presentations and helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process. The course focuses on the basic elements of the communication process, listening, communicator and audience characteristics, basic research skills, and message composition and delivery. Students learn about the demands of public presentations in culturally and professionally diverse environments and develop presentation competence and flexibility. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Communication, Communication. Previous course SPCM 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ECEL200: Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy (2 hours lecture, 1 hour other)

This course examines the education of children during their early and elementary school years from historical, political, social, and cultural perspectives. Students critically analyze issues influencing our current public education system to determine their impact on schools, teachers, children families, and society. They examine how our education systems reflect and respond to the changing needs, knowledge, and dispositions of our democratic society. Closed to Freshmen. 25 hours of field experience required. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 or equivalent writing course from an accredited college/university. Not open to freshmen.

ECEL216: Arts and Creative Expression in Early Childhood (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the process, skills, and inquiry of the arts through an integrated curriculum approach. The course focuses on the visual and performing arts as related to literature, technology, and children's lives. Students develop a critical perspective on the arts as related to creativity, literacy strategies, culturally responsive teaching and learning, and the role of the arts in a democratic society. 3 sh.

ECEL279: Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an overview of the historical and ideological trends that impact the education of children in inclusive settings. Students explore the historical, political and legal foundations of inclusive education; principles of inclusive planning, consultation, and collaboration; resources and services for effective inclusion and inclusive transition programs; characteristics of high and low-incidence disabilities; and implications for students with and without disabilities. This course includes a field experience in which students engage in reflective observation of inclusive classrooms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ECEL417: Problem Solving in Science, Math, and Technology in Early Childhood Classrooms (3 hours lecture)

This course provided learning experiences for diverse early childhood classrooms through the development, implementation, and assessment of integrated math/science/technology curriculum. Students design and carry out problem-solving activities (e.g., Children's Engineering) and develop interdisciplinary learning experiences for the early childhood classroom. Students gain experience analyzing the classroom environment and materials with regard to the needs of young learners through culturally responsive practices. They engage in learning experiences that apply appropriate content requirements as identified by the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, the New Jersey Early Childhood Expectations, and professional organizations (NCTM, NSTA, ITEA). 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

ECEL420: Building Programs and Community in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms (2 hours lecture, 1 hour other)

Students develop skills needed for the P-3 classroom teacher with an emphasis on addressing the diversity of needs through the application of Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence theory. Students apply developmentally appropriate practices; including play in classroom settings. They learn classroom environment and management strategies that support the development of classroom community. They explore the roles of family and community in child learning and linkages between families and schools. Students integrate the Core Curriculum Content Standards and both standardized and authentic assessment strategies. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

ECSE305: Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to provide preservice teacher candidates with a socioculturally based understanding of children's development from birth through middle childhood. By examining theories and current research in child development, they learn that outcomes for children with and without disabilities are situated in multiple contexts, and in the complex interplay between biological and environmental factors. Children's developmental pathways will be understood in relation to their implications for learning in early childhood and elementary education settings. Teacher candidates learn the etiologies, behavioral characteristics and wide range of developmental outcomes associated with various disabilities and childhood disorders. They learn to observe and interpret the physio-motor, cognitive, and social/emotional development of children and provide interventions that promote optimal learning and development among all children. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 314; and ECEL 279 or SPED 279.

ECSE506: Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age 8 (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on observation, screening and assessment of young children with disabilities from birth to age eight. Students explore commonly used techniques and assessment instruments, examine administration procedures, and learn to interpret findings related to children's development. An emphasis is placed on family partnerships, using observation as a tool in natural settings, and creating appropriate assessment plans for young children. 3 sh.

ECSE508: Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to enhance students' understanding of the importance of meaningful family-professional partnerships. Students gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work collaboratively with diverse families to support the education of children with disabilities. The influence of historical, social, cultural, and community influences are deeply embedded in course content. Various approaches including family-focused practice and family systems theory are explored. Students draw from course readings, presentations by guest speakers, and personal and professional experiences to participate in class discussions, complete assignments and expand their understanding of issues vital to families of children with disabilities. 3 sh.

EDFD220: Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture)

Western philosophical heritage as related to the issues and responsibilities of American education. Comparative analysis of past and current ideological movements that influence moral, social, and educational decisions of parents, political leaders, and professional educators. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, Philosophy or Religion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FCST100: Professional Orientation (2 hours lecture)

Orientation to the philosophy of the profession. Field experiences in a variety of settings to provide exposure to the breadth of professional opportunities. 2 sh.

FCST140: Family in Society (3 hours lecture)

Students gain fundamental insight into and understanding of concepts from the social sciences. Students study the history and structure of the family as a basic but changing institution in modern America. 3 sh.

FCST141: Interpersonal Relations (3 hours lecture)

Students learn about relevant and up-to-date information about meaningful human relationships throughout the life cycle. 3 sh.

FCST200: Introduction to Family Studies (3 hours lecture)

Students examine families from historical, socio-cultural and theoretical perspectives, with a focus on the changes in American families over time and the implications of those changes for contemporary and future families. Students also examine issues that impact family development, structure and functions. Those issues include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, class, ablelism, age, gender and sexual orientation. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Family and Child Studies. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 OR PSYC 101. May be taken concurrently.

FCST201: Social Gerontology: The Study of Aging (3 hours lecture)

In this course students examine issues related to aging in America from an individual and family perspective. They gain an understanding of biological, physiological, and cognitive changes related to aging and their impact upon families and daily life. Students also develop knowledge of the field of gerontology, utilizing a variety of perspectives including biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging and how personal values, attitudes, beliefs, race, ethnicity, and rituals affect the aging experience. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FCST205: Women in Contemporary Society (3 hours lecture)

Through this course students gain an understanding of how historical developments and social forces have shaped the status of women in America. Students engage in discussion about current concerns and role options available to today's women. Special attention is given to the construction of womanhood and the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FCST210: Introduction to Child Life (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the profession of Child Life. Through this course students gain knowledge about the unique role of the Child Life Specialist in working with infants, children, adolescents and their families in the hospital and other health care settings. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214.

FCST214: Child Development I (3 hours lecture)

This course takes a developmental approach to the study of young children from conception to age 10. For each developmental stage, students explore physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, and language domains. Developmental theories are woven into each part of the course and an emphasis is placed upon observational and research methodologies. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

FCST215: Infant Development (3 hours lecture)

Students in this class explore the infant as a developing individual within the family. Theory and research in the area of human infancy are applied throughout the course. Students gain knowledge about the physical, cognitive and emotional growth of infants from pre-natal through the first two years of life. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 and field experience required.

FCST216: Techniques for the Study of Child Personality (3 hours lecture)

Students practice observing and recording children's activities in order to develop skills needed to become more aware teachers. Students leave this class with skills and tools that enhance their understanding of the needs, motivations, competencies, and values of young children. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214.

FCST217: Family Stress and Coping (3 hours lecture)

Families experience different types and levels of stress that could impact their daily functioning. Students will learn theories and conceptual frameworks of family stress in order to enhance their understanding of family stressors (e.g., positive and negative life transitions, economic stress, traumatic experiences, physical and mental illnesses, relationship problems within the family, violence, and substance abuse) and their effects on family life. Students will also examine theories and practice applications associated with healthy coping and crisis prevention. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

FCST225: Exploring Family Diversity (3 hours lecture)

Through this course students examine diversity in families with respect to designations such as race, ethnicity, religion, social class and sexual orientation. Students study diverse family formation, family roles, values and traditions, as well as the ways in which diverse families have impacted and been impacted by the United States culture and policy. Previous course FCST 440 effective through Spring 2011. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 or PSYC 101.

FCST230: Dynamics of One-To-One Communication (3 hours lecture)

Through this course students examine the dynamics of one-to-one communication through readings and experientially through the development of personal goals for optimizing personal communication. Students also establish strategies for the attainment of these goals. Previous course FCST 330 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 141.

FCST231: The Family in the Economic System (3 hours lecture)

Students learn about the family as an economic unit in society. They explore the behavior of various sub-cultures, age groups, and family patterns and the impact these various attributes have upon families. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200.

FCST240: Volunteer in the Community (3 hours lecture)

Students participate in a volunteer experience with a community agency. Through the course and volunteer experience, students explore socio-economic, civic, and educational problems facing individuals and families. Previous course FCST 301 effective through Fall 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Fieldwork required. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST241: Group Dynamics (3 hours lecture)

This course presents an overview of the theory and practice of group dynamics, to prepare students to facilitate group processes to advance group- and individual-level objectives. This course examines developmental, ecological, and systems theories in terms of their implications for how individuals interact with and influence each other in group settings. This course reviews practical approaches and develops tools for working effectively with groups in a variety of family and/or child settings, both as a group member and as a group facilitator. Distinct approaches to group processes that are appropriate for specific developmental stages are emphasized (e.g., differences between group work with children, adolescents, and adults). 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 141.

FCST270: Individual and Professional Development in Family and Child Studies (3 hours lecture)

Students will have the opportunity to investigate professional and personal development strategies and apply them to their lives. Students will also explore influences on and blocks to their self management, including problem solving, professional planning, and decision making. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 100, GNED 199 and departmental approval.

FCST275: Comparative Studies of Global Families (3 hours lecture)

In this course, students learn about similarities and differences among families in different cultures and countries by gathering, reviewing, and discussing various types of data and information. They engage in analytic and self-reflective review of dynamic family issues and practices in regard to mate selection and marriage; parenting; and aging and death. Their comparative, international research on families enhances their understanding of their own families' multicultural heritages and respect for families from different cultures, countries, and contexts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105, PSYC 101 or HONP 101.

FCST300: Field Trip Experiences in Family and Child Studies

Students engage in the study of policies, problems and contributions of community organizations and agencies which relate to families and children. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200.

FCST304: Research Methods for Studying Families and Children (3 hours lecture)

Through this introductory course students develop critical reading and analyzing skills regarding current research in the field of family and child studies. Students investigate various research approaches and the role of research in society and its relationships to conditions of power and oppression. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Family and Child Studies. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200; and Family and Child Studies (FCST) majors only.

FCST305: Death and Bereavement in the Family (3 hours lecture)

Students examine human responses to the dying process across the lifespan as well as the social functions of grief and mourning. Students also explore perceptions of death in various social, cultural, and religious contexts as well as substantive and controversial topics related to the end of life. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 or PSYC 101. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST308: Independent Study

Students engage in an independent study in advanced areas in Family and Child Studies not offered in the regular curriculum. Topics vary in response to student interests, faculty expertise, and current issues in the field. May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental permission.

FCST310: Teaching Daily Living Skills to Special Needs Populations (3 hours lecture)

Students engage in analysis of daily personal management problems and their application to special needs populations. They also explore community resources, examine and develop materials and teaching strategies appropriate for teaching daily living skills to special needs populations. Previous course FCST 410 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST313: Organization and Management of Child Care Centers (3 hours lecture)

Students gain a basic understanding of principles of supervision and administration applied to developing a sound modern pre-school program. Students also learn about organization and administration of individual classrooms and the total school program as well as the relationships of the school with community services and agencies. Previous course FCST 414 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST314: Child Development II: Adolescence (3 hours lecture)

In this course students utilize a developmental approach to study adolescents (11-18 years) focusing on physical, cognitive and social development throughout this age period. Students examine the impact of family, peers, race, ethnicity, socio-cultural, and environmental influences on adolescents. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214 and PSYC 101. Out-of-class interviews and/or observations are required.

FCST315: Field Experiences in Family and Child Services (3 hours lecture)

Students participate in a supervised field experience within selected agencies offering services for families and for children. Within the scope of this experience, students explore their own interest in the field of family and child services through a direct field experience and are exposed to the common professional roles and occupations. Students are expected to volunteer in a faculty-approved setting for 35 hours minimum during the semester. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 and PSYC 101. Thirty-five hours of field work required. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST316: Service-Learning Experiences with Families and Children (3 hours lecture)

Students engage in real-life service experience working on issues identified by the community organizations. By collaborating with community partners, students gain an understanding of civic engagement, diverse families, advocacy, program development, and the importance of reflection throughout the service experience. Students are required to provide three hours of weekly service with a community partner organization that works with families and/or children. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 and PSYC 101. Thirty-five hours of field work required. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST317: Fieldwork Experience in Family and Child Studies: The Hospitalized Child (3 hours field experience)

This course is geared toward guiding and supporting prospective Child Life interns in their initial exposure to children, families, and staff in a pediatric hospital setting. Class meetings will be structured in a format that encourages class discussion and students will be expected to share experiences with the instructor and fellow peers. Students will have a planned supervised experience for a minimum of 35 hours of field work in a pediatric setting approved by the instructor. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 210. Experience for a minimum of 35 hours of field work in a pediatric setting approved by the instructor. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST318: Gender Development Across the Life Course (3 hours lecture)

Students will explore various topics regarding gender development across the life course. For example, topics will include gender roles and attitudes, interaction of nature and nurture as well as limitations and expectations that our gender roles and attitudes place on us. The course will be delivered using a mix of topical and chronological approaches. Students will investigate classic and emerging research on gender development. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214.

FCST320: Parenting Skills and Resources (3 hours lecture)

Students have the opportunity to develop effective parenting skills and knowledge about human development needed for the application of these skills They also examine the impact of local, state, and national parenting resources on both parent and non-parents. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214 and PSYC 101. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST322: Play Techniques in Working with Children (3 hours lecture)

This hands-on course is designed to introduce students to the role and application of play in working with children in the fields of family services, social work, therapeutic recreation, education, and other related fields. Students examine the historical and cultural dimensions of play and explore major theories of play. Through lecture and experiential activities, students learn various play techniques used by practitioners, such as role-playing, expressive play, and storytelling. Students enhance their knowledge of the role of play in the treatment of children coping with short- and long-term family and life stressors, such as disabilities, illness, hospitalization, separation, divorce, trauma, and loss. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST325: Adult Development and Aging (3 hours lecture)

In this course students critically examine topics related to change and continuity in the psychological, emotional, and biological ways that adults develop in mid-life and later adulthood. Students analyze issues of mental health, stress and coping, personality development, changes in memory, learning, and cognitive functioning, as well as intelligence, creativity, and psychopathology in later life. They compare models of development throughout adulthood and consider cultural, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic variables that influence growth. Finally, students consider current research and contemporary issues as they pertain to adult development. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 or matriculation in the Gerontology minor and departmental approval.

FCST328: Peer Counseling

This course provides the student with actual peer counseling experience. This experience takes the forms of one-to-one and group counseling. The student will experience the counseling process both as a counselor and as a client. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST329: Theories and Techniques of Group Processes

Students develop understanding of how we function in groups of all sizes, with diverse populations and with various purposes throughout life. Students gain an understanding of the underlying dynamics of groups and receive the opportunity to relate the theories of group development to the actual group process. Students explore theories and techniques useful in the positive development of entelchy groups. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 241.

FCST331: Money Management (3 hours lecture)

Students explore the role and meaning of money in individual and family living and understanding income as a means of acquiring a style of life. They also examine the effective control of income, spending, savings, credit, and how to manage resources for future needs. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST332: Action Approaches to Personal Awareness

Students work towards developing awareness and skills needed to maximize individual growth in human interaction. Through the use of psychodrama and other action-oriented techniques, students have the opportunity to experience, critically evaluate and develop strategies for working through communication barriers to a more effective interaction for their personal benefit and the benefit of others. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

FCST340: Aging and Social Policy (3.0 hours lecture)

Recognizing the importance of public policy as it pertains to a growing, aging population, this course will introduce students to a range of policy issues at the federal, state, and local levels. The process of policy formation will be reviewed including how political organizations, special-interest groups, and advisory groups influence policy development and implementation. The course will cover the major public programs for older adults in the U.S. that address income security, health and long-term care, and housing needs. In order to recognize the varying effects policy can have on the lives of seniors, older adults from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds will be considered. Because families often struggle with the demands of caregiving and long-term care assistance, an evaluation of national and international public policy initiatives designed to address those needs will be conducted. Finally, students will be encouraged to identify and explore contemporary public policy issues that affect older adults on a regular basis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200; or matriculation in Gerontolgy minor and departmental approval. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST342: Family Sociology (3 hours lecture)

Students learn to identify and interpret data and research relating to families and examine the interplay between family relations at the micro level and social forces at the macro level. The course will also explore the effect of social and demographic change on American families. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Not open to freshmen. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST344: Challenge of Aging (3 hours lecture)

Students examine how changes over the adult life span affect family interaction and resources in various cultural groups within the United States. Students also engage in fieldwork with agencies and elders and learn about the implications of social policy and institutions relative to an increasing aging population. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 201. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST345: Gender in a Changing World (3 hours lecture)

Gender issues that exist in our society and cross-culturally. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST348: Individual and Family Development Over the Life Span

This course provides an overview of family development over the life course in the United States and in other societies. Students explore concepts and theories related to transitions within families over the life course. This course also emphasizes the role of culture and diversity in the development and functioning of families. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST350: Immigrant Families (3 hours lecture)

This course is focused on contemporary immigrant families in the United States. The purpose is to critically examine immigrant family dynamics across generations, using classic and new acculturation theories and in the context of global migration and transnationalism. Students explore multiple topics related to immigrant families (e.g., family adaptation, changes in parent-child relationships, heritage language maintenance and loss, youth's ethnic identity development, education, intergenerational relationships, interactions with social institutions). Students analyze how such factors as ethnicity, gender, class, migration goals, legal status, human capital, country of origin, and areas of settlement shape the experiences of immigrant families. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200.

FCST360: Families in Later Life (3 hours lecture)

Applying the fields of family science and gerontology, students learn about family relationships, roles, and responsibilities in the second half of life. Students engage in discussion about later life families and the sociological and demographic implications of these families. Culturally and ethnically diverse populations are considered as well as issues of social justice. Multiple substantive topics related to aging families are examined (i.e., care giving, grandparenting, marriage and sibling relationships later life, housing, retirement, widowhood, aging parent-adult child relations, etc.). 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 or PSYC 101. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST370: Individual and Family Problem-Solving (3 hours lecture)

Students gain insight to how to deal with daily living through increased competence in decision-making and problem solving in a variety of life styles. Students develop skills for managing individual and family needs, problem solving, setting goals, and playing a leadership role. Students also examine ways in which the planned change process can be used at the individual or family level with a focus on strengths as well as problems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST400: Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar)

A capstone course which explores the integrative nature of the study of families and children and investigates the roles, conflicts and decision-making perspectives for beginning professionals. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Family and Child Studies major and departmental approval.

FCST401: Advanced Research Methods in Family and Child Studies (3 hours lecture)

Through this advanced class in research methods students have the opportunity to plan and execute individual research thesis and projects, drawing on their earlier research course. Students continue to explore the research process as initiators of research projects, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Students are encouraged to present their completed research in professional forums. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 304 and departmental approval.

FCST408: Workshop in Family and Child Studies

This selected topics workshop invites students and professors to critically examine, discuss, and analyze current research on issues of concern in the field of Family and Child Studies. Topics are determined prior to course offering and publicized. The course may be repeated five times for a maximum of fifteen semester hours, provided the topic is different. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 and any 300-level FCST course or departmental approval. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST409: Internship

Students have the opportunity to work as an intern in a professional setting in a community organization, agency, or a service organization. The internship experience is the final step in a student's education as a Family and Child Studies (FCST) student at Montclair State University (MSU). The placement experience aims to give students on-the-job training in a setting that provides contact with people in various program related environments. This is an opportunity for students to further enhance career preparation by developing professional competencies in such areas as critical thinking, assessment techniques, problem solving behaviors, decision making processes, utilization of resources, ability to function as part of a diverse work force, and understanding of the general operation, management, and philosophies of social service agencies. Students are expected to undertake a serious professional responsibility and work with diverse client populations to better understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of consumers who utilize social services. 6 - 12 sh.

Prerequisites: Family and Child Studies major and departmental approval.

FCST411: Sibling Relationships (3 hours lecture)

In this course, students study sibling relationships and how they shape human development. They use family systems theory, sibling development principles and other frameworks to examine human behavior. They consider sibling behavior within the context of society, and give attention to the role of social location in the lives of families and children. Areas of sibling behavior explored include rivalry, support, birth order, selection of interests, personality and identity development, and abuse. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST415: Child in the Community (3 hours lecture)

Students gain knowledge about the attitudes, mores and values of family and neighborhood life as a determinant of the child's adaptation to school. They examine the impact on children of growing up in different types of families and in different types of social settings. They learn about the different types of specialists and agencies in the community. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214 and FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies.

FCST418: Working with Diverse Families and Children (3 hours lecture)

Students study different approaches to working with diverse families and children in human service, community, and educational settings. A particular focus is on skill development for facilitating and leading family conferences in a variety of professional settings. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 315 or FCST 316. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST419: Special Studies in Family and Child Services (3 hours lecture)

Students utilize an ecological lens to critically examine social problems impacting youth and their families in the 21st century. Issues include substance abuse, school violence, gang involvement, teen pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS. Students leave with an understanding of various prevention-related initiatives with proven effectiveness and how they can serve to protect youth and their families. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST430: Evidence-Based Family Policy and Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Students will use research evidence to examine historical and contemporary family policies from a social justice perspective. Students will use various research and policy analysis strategies to analyze family policies, including future family policy needs. Additionally, students will learn how to use advocacy to support and strengthen family policies to meet the needs of diverse families across the life course. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 and FCST 304 and an additional 6 credits from the FCST core.

FCST445: Poverty and Families (3 hours lecture)

Students examine the impact of economic structures, social conditions, gender, race and ethnicity as they affect the family system as well as various social factors that place families at risk including family structures and community conditions such as poverty, access to resources, and geographic locations. Community contact is a requirement of the course. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Family and Child Studies. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 304. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST448: Family Counseling (3 hours lecture)

This introductory counseling-based course focuses on the core concepts fundamental to an understanding of marital and family therapy. Students learn about typical family functioning and atypical family dysfunction as well as strategies employed by practicing family therapists. The course emphasizes a multi-cultural approach to family counseling. Students review current research on family process and treatment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 141 and FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST470: Family Management (3 hours lecture)

Students examine the many factors that influence and are influenced by the ways families use resources to maintain daily life and solve problems. They analyze different situations, considering such factors as the roles played by different family members, the goals of different family members in different situations, decision making, the use of human and nonhuman resources, and other factors influencing household management. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 and FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

HLTH101: Personal Health Issues (3 hours lecture)

Personal Health Issues examines health through six interrelated dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal and social, and environmental. This course examines how health choices impact society and the health of a community. Additionally, health policies and societal health issues are examined for their impact on the individual. This course emphasizes contemporary health issues using the national initiative Health People 2010 as a framework. Assessing health status, increasing health competencies to enhance decision-making skills, eliciting health-promoting behaviors, and interpreting existing and proposed social actions that ultimately affect individual, family, community and environmental health are central focuses of this course. 3 sh.

HLTH207: Safety, Accidents and Emergency Care. Starting Winter 2016: Injury Prevention and Emergency Care (3 hours lecture)

Provides for study of major safety areas including transportation, public safety, industrial and home safety. Emergency health care, first aid treatment, and preventive measures are considered in the context of individual, agency and institutional responsibilities. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 102.

HLTH210: Consumer Health (3 hours lecture)

Interpretation of individual economic activity as it relates to health service and health products. Includes analysis of factors influencing consumer health attitudes and behavior. 3 sh.

HLTH213: Perspectives on Drugs (3 hours lecture)

Provides for the study of licit as well as illicit drug use in contemporary society from the perspective of selected biomedical and psychosocial disciplines. Examines the effects of drugs on the individual and society in the context of changing social conditions and technological developments. Analyzes complex nature of the drug problem and rehabilitative and preventive measures and tentative solutions to this important aspect of human existence. 3 sh.

HLTH220: Mental Health (3 hours lecture)

Provides for the study of human emotional adjustment throughout the life cycle from biomedical and psychosocial perspectives. The factors that foster the development of emotional and mental well-being and the forces that contribute to the breakdown of human adjustment capabilities are identified and analyzed in light of research and clinical literature. Special attention is given to the strategies for the prevention of mental disorders and promotion of mental health. 3 sh.

HLTH290: Human Sexuality (3 hours lecture)

Students will explore many interacting cultural, personal and health factors relating to human sexual development, attitudes, and behaviors. Historical, anthropological, biological/physiological, socio-cultural and psychological factors will be introduced to encourage a broad perspective. Discussion of differing philosophical, ethical and moral positions will also aid students in making a critical assessment of intimate human relationships and acquaint them with criteria and processes for understanding themselves as sexual beings. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

HLTH307: The Study of Human Diseases (3 hours lecture)

Provides a comprehensive study of diseases, their etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Includes a review of causation theories and incidence patterns and focuses on major degenerative, neoplastic, metabolic, immunologic, and infectious diseases. Attention is given to prevention and control measures with an emphasis on the role of selected health/medical resources in disease management. Offered as HLTH 307 through Fall 2015. To become HLTH 208 effective Winter 2016. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 105 or HPEM 150 or ATTR 201 and at least one 200-level course in HLTH, HPEM, or ATTR.

HLTH314: Public Health Aspects of Alcohol Abuse (3 hours lecture)

Examines the impact of alcohol abuse on public health. Society's attempts to diminish the impact are also explored. Includes study of effects of alcohol abuse on the family and workplace; prevention modalities and rehabilitation programs. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 213 or HLTH 215.

HLTH330: Foundations of Health Education. Starting Winter 2016: Health Education Methods (3 hours lecture)

Provides a comprehensive study of the scientific, social, behavioral, educational, and legal foundations of health education. Traces the evolution and interprets the impact of related professions on school, community, and allied health education. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Health. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 204.

HLTH411: School Health and Community Services (3 hours lecture)

Provides for an in-depth understanding of the school health program and community services. Includes study of school and health services, healthful school environment, and health education and community health services. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 330.

HLTH430: Health Counseling. Starting Winter 2016: Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals (3 hours lecture)

Course focuses on factors influencing health and illness behavior with implications for behavioral intervention in health care. Included are the intervention strategies of prevention, crisis intervention, postvention and compliance, and the intervention techniques of assessment, interviewing, counseling skills and small group dynamics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 220 or HLTH 222 or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 330.

HONP210: Honors Seminar in Science (3 hours seminar, 2 hours lab)

Interdisciplinary course in the natural and physical sciences consisting of seminars and laboratory experience. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor.

HONP211: Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science (3 hours seminar)

Interdisciplinary course in the natural and physical sciences applying the scientific method, scientific data analysis, reasoning and logic to selected contemporary issues. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor.

HPEM150: Principles and Practice of Emergency Care (3 hours lecture)

Provides for study of emergency care management. Provides knowledge and skills for teaching principles and practices of emergency care in a school or adult fitness setting. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: Exercise Science (ESCI) or Physical Education w/ conc: Adult Fitness (PEAF) majors only or departmental approval.

MTHM201: Mathematics in Elementary Schools I (3 hours lecture)

This course is intended for undergraduate students seeking certification to teach early childhood and elementary school (P-3, K-6). The course will provide prospective early childhood and elementary school teachers with opportunities to develop deep, connected understandings of (1) content included in the Operations & Algebraic Thinking and Number & Operations strands of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), as well as (2) factors that influence student learning of that content, (3) characteristics of instruction that are effective in promoting development of student understanding of the concepts from operations and algebraic thinking and number and operations included in the Pre-K through grade 6 mathematics curriculum, and (4) research on student learning of Pre-K through grade 6 operations and algebraic thinking and number and operations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECEL 200.

NUFD182: Nutrition (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of the components of the food we eat, the nutrients necessary for a healthy life, the functions of nutrients and the interrelationships and metabolism of nutrients. The factors which influence the recommended dietary intake of nutrients, and theories and guidelines for screening nutrition risk and disease and prevention are presented. 3 sh.

PSYC101: Introduction to Psychology (3 hours lecture)

This course is an introduction to the study of human behavior and surveys major topics within the diverse discipline of psychology. Topics covered will come from each of four core areas offered by the psychology department: Social/Applied (e.g., Social, Industrial-Organizational, Health), Biological Basis of Behavior (e.g., Physiology, Perception, Motivation/Emotion, Comparative Animal Behavior), Cognition (e.g., Learning and Memory, Conditioning and Learning, Cognition, Language) and Personality (e.g., Personality, Abnormal, Development). Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science for non-psychology majors only. 3 sh.

READ399: Early Literacy Development and Instruction (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces future teachers to language and literacy development and instruction in preschool through 3rd grade classrooms. Students learn the components and stages of literacy development from emergent literacy through reading fluency, and examine the cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural and instructional influences on this process. Students carry out an assessment of a child's reading and build a repertoire of culturally responsive teaching practices that address the five essential components of reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel (2000) (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). They practice standards-based lesson planning and design instructional adaptations for English Language Learners. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

READ519: Language and Early Literacy Development (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the nature of language, communication, and literacy development in children of diverse backgrounds and abilities during the foundational early childhood period from birth through age five. Students explore how children acquire language in social context and the impact of biological, psycholinguistic, and sociocultural factors on language development in both typically and atypically developing children. Students examine the relationships between language skills and emergent literacy, and the role of parents, teachers and other caregivers in helping prepare children to successfully acquire school-based Literacies. Students explore state and national policies that seek to improve preschool supports for language and early literacy development and the impact of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity on early childhood language arts/literacy education. 3 sh.

SPED279: Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an overview of the historical and ideological trends that impact the education of children in inclusive settings. Students explore the historical, political, and legal foundations of inclusive education; principles of inclusive planning, consultation, and collaboration; resources and services for effective inclusion and inclusive transition programs; characteristics of high and low-incidence disabilities; and implications for students with and without disabilities. This course includes a field experience in which students engage in reflective observation of inclusive classrooms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.