Human Development Courses

Code Course Name Description Credits
D/ED 1155 Theory & Applications of Instructional Design Models

The focus of this course will be placed on the application of instructional design models to analyze systematically: instructional issues, design appropriate instructional strategies and tactics, and develop validated practical solutions.

3
D/ED 1156 Best Practices for Online Learning

This course addresses effective techniques for planning, designing, implementing, and assessing an online course. This course examines emerging technologies and effective strategies that support student learning and engagement in the online environment.

3
D/ED 1157 Assessing Student Learning

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In this course, best practices in the assessment of student learning at the postsecondary level will be covered including the various assessment selections, developing learning outcomes, and interpretation of data. Reliability and validity, and accommodating students with disabilities are addressed.

3
D/ED 1158 Adult Learning Theory

This course will cover theories of adult development, current research on adult learners, ways of assessing the needs and interests of adult learners, and ways of creating environments in which adult learners can thrive. Students will examine and critique theory in relation to experience and social contexts. Central to the course is the examination of varied cultural perspectives on adult learning theory and practice, through analysis and discussion among course participants.

3
D/HD 1005 Models of Teaching

This course will attempt to carefully integrate learning theory and the actual practice of instruction. Models of effective teaching will be explored, including methodologies and authentic assessment strategies. A major component of the course will be opportunities for actual college classroom teaching experience.

3
D/HD 1011 Advanced Statistical Analysis

This course teaches the principles and methods of conducting and evaluating empirical research. The course focuses on research methodology and advanced analysis of variance. Examines issues of complex experimental designs and planned contrasts.

3
D/HD 1012 CommunicationTheory and Organizational Dynamics

Stresses effective communication skills. Explores organizational systems and related social structures and stresses motivation theory and change dynamics.

3
D/HD 1013 Advanced Correlation

The focus of this course is on advanced correlation procedures, multiple regression, factor analysis, meta-analysis, and research design for quantitative research.

3
D/HD 1015 Qualitative Research

This course teaches design and methodology for qualitative research. The focus of this course is on participant observation, unstructured and life history interviews, and document analysis.

3
D/HD 1017 Quantitative Methodology

This course provides coverage of quantitative research methodology. Primary emphasis is on correlational and experimental research, with some coverage of quasi-experimental methods. There is examination of probability theory, hypothesis testing, sampling, and measurement issues as the basis of inferential statistics.

3
D/HD 1021 Development and Change:Theoretical Foundations

A seminar style investigation of underlying theories and models of human nature, human development, and epistemology with emphasis on foundational assumptions of practice in students' respective disciplines. This course is part of the introductory interdisciplinary series required of all doctoral students.

3
D/HD 1030 Financial & Strategic Planning

This course explores the financial management tools and budgeting techniques related to revenue policies, resource allocation, and other fiscal management concerns.

3
D/HD 1031 Social and Economic Dimensions of Human Development

This course introduces students to the systems model of human growth and development. In this model, it is posited that an understanding of individuals can only be derived from an understanding of the interactions/transactions occurring between the individual and his/her socioeconomic environment at various stages in the life-cycle. This course is part of the introductory interdisciplinary series required of all doctoral students.

3
D/HD 1041 The Physiological and Psychological Bases of Human Development

This course will present current findings from psychology and other sciences to explore such issues as evolution, nature/nurture, intelligence and learning, the definition of life and development, physical and psychological health, spiritual needs, and the effect of scientific research on the future of human development. The goal of the course is to expand the students' awareness of the impact of scientific discoveries on their professional fields and personal lives. This course is part of the introductory interdisciplinary series required of all doctoral students.

3
D/HD 1051 Selected Topics: Dissertation Seminar

This will be a capstone course that will provide the opportunity for students to integrate the major themes of the core interdisciplinary courses, the specialization courses taken to date, and the research component of the program. Content will be organized around the research interest of the student, explicating the interdisciplinary context in which their topic resides. Students will develop a dissertation research proposal that may be used in their dissertation.

3
D/HD 1100 Professional Ethics

This course will approach ethics from an interdisciplinary perspective, with more directed focus on professional ethics relevant to each specialization track. The knowledge base of moral and ethical behavior will be highlighted. This course is part of the introductory interdisciplinary series required of all doctoral students.

3
D/HD 1109 Law and Public Policy

The analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation of policy will be the common theme of this course. Law and policy-making structures will be identified and examined.

3
D/HD 1112 The Grantsmanship Process Practical introduction to the process of securing grants from foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Emphasis is given to developing a comprehensive needs assessment, researching sources, planning, and proposal writing. 3
D/HD 1140 Program Development and Evaluation

Presents a continuum of program development and evaluation methods, from more formative to more summative approaches. Emphasizes the systematic application of research methods to assess intervention programs.

3
D/HD 1150 Labor Relations & Human Resources

This course will explore the topics of labor and management, collective bargaining, negotiation skills, and human resources management. Students will address workforce issues facing corporations, educational organizations, government agencies, and non-profit enterprises. Students will be exposed to the process of hiring, training, and retaining talented employees within an organization.

3
D/HD 1151 Academic Writing

This course will expose second- or third-year doctoral students to the process of submitting a manuscript for publication. Students will use a research paper or proposal written in a previous course and reformat their paper according to the author guidelines of a suitable peer-reviewed journal. Students will learn the implicit rules of the peer-review publishing and the process of manuscript revision. This course will also address how to handle reviewer feedback and editorial decisions.

3
D/HD 1152 Mentored Teaching Internship

An on-site, individually designed internship chosen in consultation with the Program Director that may include college classroom teaching, working in industry, working in administration, etc. The internship will provide the student with practical working experience related to their area of specialization.

Prerequisite: PRQ:D/HD 1005

3
D/HP 1102 Social Epidemiology

In this course, the concepts and principles of epidemiology, to include the distribution and determinants of disease frequency in human populations from both the medical and social perspectives will be reviewed. Included are the applications of epidemiology to mental and physical health and social issues, concepts of public health, disease transmission, morbidity and mortality rate assessment and application, diagnostic and screening applications in epidemiology, natural history of disease, disease etiology, study design, strengths and limitations of study design, and epidemiology applications in the clinical setting.

3
D/HP 1103 Management of the Health & Human Services

This course will identify the complexities and challenges of managing health and human service organizations. This class will focus on all models of management within varied settings. Includes leadership and motivation strategies, facilitation of change, organization culture and behavior, the decision-making process, POSCORB (planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, reporting, budgeting) and project management.

3
D/HP 1111 Alternative Medicine A review of the practices, cultural underpinnings, and scientific status of selected areas of alternate or complementary medicine. 3
D/HP 1120 Global Health &Multicultural Disparities

Major global health challenges and programs will be reviewed. Global diversity of the determinates of health and disease are explored. Students will examine and analyze emerging global health priorities including infectious diseases, poverty, conflicts, disasters, and the health inequalities present in multicultural settings.

3
D/HP 1121 Public Health in Action

This course will enable students to apply public health theory to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of National and Global Health goals as well as to the challenges of aging populations and the new health concerns arising from climate changes.

3