Child & Adolescent Development (CAD)

CAD 120 Child Development, Social Justice, and Academic Success (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to freshmen.

Focus on educational and social justice for child and adolescent development. General education skills, writing, oral communication, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning, are systematically reinforced. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Course Attributes:

  • E1: Lifelong Learning Develop
  • C2: Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

CAD 210 Introduction to Applied Child and Adolescent Development (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment for freshmen and sophomores.

Growth and development of children from prenatal stage through adolescence and its relevant application in work with children and families; physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, moral and emotional aspects of development. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Course Attributes:

  • D1: Social Sciences

CAD 215 Foundations in Early Childhood (Units: 3)

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

CAD 260 Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment for freshmen and sophomores. Understanding children, families, and community from an ecological perspective. Emphasis on contribution of basic and applied research to development in relation to family and community. [Formerly CAD 360]

Course Attributes:

  • E1: Lifelong Learning Develop
  • D1: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Global Perspectives
  • Social Justice

CAD 300 Professional Roles and Careers in Child and Adolescent Development (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: CFS 320, PSY 330, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Overview of child and adolescent development and careers related to children, youth, and families.

CAD 325 Jumpstart: Mentoring Young Children (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Jumpstart program.

Models of early childhood intervention are explored, with emphasis on Jumpstart For Young Children model. Topics include: developmentally appropriate child-centered activities to enhance learning, positive adult-child interactions, family involvement. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

CAD 326 Jumpstart: Developing Literacy Skills in Young Children (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Jumpstart program.

Training and experience for students working with young children in preschool settings in the development of literacy activities for young children and their families. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

CAD 400 Community Youth Development (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents. Restricted to upper division standing Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Introduction to youth and community development, emphasizing community supports and opportunities for healthy youth development. Theories and research used to construct a framework for youth development; program models and legislation examined. As part of course work, students will work off-campus with a local youth/community program. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Understanding of child and adolescent development based upon research and particularly its application to practice. Current and emerging issues associated with the promotion of child and youth development will be reviewed. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

CAD 430 Experiential and Activity Based Learning Seminar (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents; concurrent enrollment with CAD 431. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Development and implementation of an experiential learning activity for youth; incorporation of foundations of the youth development model. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

CAD 431 Experiential and Activity Based Learning Practice (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents; concurrent enrollment with CAD 430 required. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors.

125 hours of supervised youth work in the community to practice the development, implementation of experiential and activity based learning opportunities. (CR/NC grading only) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

CAD 450 Understanding and working with Diverse Families (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Drawing on a variety of disciplines, examination of experiences of families; including family diversity, theories on families, and challenges families face; application in the areas of family engagement, involvement, and support. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

CAD 460 Globalization and Family Relations (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Examination of the concepts of globalization, migration, and transnationalism to understand families and family relations within the larger context of cultural and social influences. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Course Attributes:

  • Global Perspectives

CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C- or better; CAD 410. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Introduction to action research, including design and methodology of research studies and principles of action research. Students will develop a systematic plan to address social problems that affect children, youth, and families. (ABC/NC grading only)

Course Attributes:

  • Graduation Writing Assessment

CAD 510 Adult Supervision and Leadership in Early Childhood Programs (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210, CAD 215, and CAD 260 or equivalents. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Exploration of adult supervision, administration and leadership in early childhood programs from theoretical and personal perspectives. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

CAD 525 Honors Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper division CAD majors.

Examination of theory, research and practice in child and adolescent development that can be applied to international, national, and local contexts. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

CAD 540 Ethics and Principles in Serving Youth (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Understanding of practice and service provision, key ethical issues, the values that underpin them, and how youth work can be professionally conducted; ethics within the framework of ecological model. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

CAD 600 Child and Adolescent Development Internship Seminar (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Completion of 30 units in major with grades of C or better; approval of internship application. Must be taken concurrently with CAD 601. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors with senior standing.

Capstone course. Analysis of agencies that serve children and youth with regard to professional competencies, standards and ethics, leadership, organizational structure and functioning. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

CAD 601 Child and Adolescent Development Internship (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Completion of 36 units in major with grades of C or better; approval of internship application. Must be taken concurrently with CAD 600. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors with senior standing.

Supervised experience in educational institutions, health and human service agencies, and organizations that serves children, youth, and families. (CR/NC Grading only)

CAD 610 Early Childhood Internship Seminar (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Senior standing. Completion of 150 supervised and documented hours working (paid or volunteer) in a licensed center; approval of internship application; CAD 215 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment with CAD 611 required. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors with Early Childhood concentration.

Preparation for professional employment in organizations that serve young children and their families; discussion of issues with peers, reflection of initial classroom practices, identification of teaching strengths and weaknesses, and enhancement of own professional development. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

CAD 611 Early Childhood Internship (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Senior standing. Completion of 150 supervised and documented hours working (paid or volunteer) in a licensed center; approval of internship application; CAD 215 or equivalent; concurrently enrollment with CAD 610 required. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors with Early Childhood concentration.

Preparation for professional employment in organizations that serve young children and their families; evaluation based on growth and development within standards, competencies and practices to best support development outcomes of children and management of classroom environments. (CR/NC grading only)

CAD 625 Children, Youth, and Public Policy (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Overview of how public policies for services for children and youth are developed, adopted, and implemented; policy process and historical and current policy issues in areas of education and child care. (Plus-minus letter grade only; CR/NC not allowed)

CAD 630 Youth Work and Out of School Time Internship Seminar (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Senior standing; approval of internship application; concurrent enrollment with CAD 631 required. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors with a Youth Work concentration.

Reflection on CAD 631 experience; sharing experiences; enhancing tools to promote professional development. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

CAD 631 Youth Work and Out of School Time Internship (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing; approval of internship application; concurrent enrollment with CAD 630 required. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors with a Youth Work concentration.

175 hours of supervised youth work in the community. The experience will be guided by measurable goals that are relevant to the community site and students' aspiration. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

CAD 640 Policy, Advocacy, and Systems Capstone Experience (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development major with a Policy, Advocacy, and Systems concentration and a senior standing.

Synthesize, integrate, and apply the knowledge students have gained during their previous coursework in the major. Learning experiences include a community service learning volunteer placement and completion of an online portfolio of academic work. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

CAD 650 Child Advocacy (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; CAD 210 and CAD 260 or equivalents. Restricted to Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Effective advocacy for children in a variety of settings: organizations, communities, human services systems, regional government, and legislatures. Strategies learned in class will be applied to real-life issues in a community service learning component. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

CAD 680 International Field Study in Child and Adolescent Development (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: CAD major with minimum grade point average of 3.0, or consent of instructor.

Comparison of child development programs and settings in international venues with that of the U.S. Involves travel as a group for 2 to 3 weeks to selected countries outside the U.S. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

CAD 685 Projects in the Teaching of CAD (Units: 1-4)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; grade of B+ or better in course assisting.

Instructional aides have opportunity to increase knowledge of course topic and understanding of teaching and learning. Provide assistance to students in class activities. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.)

CAD 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-4)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; consent of instructor and major adviser.

An intensive study of a particular issue in child and adolescent development selected by the student. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.