Human Development Courses

Code Course Name Description Credits
D/ED 1005 Models of Teaching: Crossdiscipline Integrating Seminar 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/ED 1007 Instructional Design: Theory and Application This course is designed to explore advanced concepts of integrative curricular design. It touches such curricular issues as multiculturalism, change, society, transitions, technology, decision-making, planning, and evaluation. A variety of curriculum projects are explored. 3
D/ED 1011 School, Community, Public Relations This course examines the role of the school district in the civic community. It further develops public relations programs that effect positive school-community interaction and stresses effective relationships between central office personnel and school boards. 3
D/ED 1012 Communication Theory and Organizational Dynamics This course expands communication theory first explored in the principalship program. It stresses effective communication skills. It explores organizational systems and related social structures and stresses motivation theory and change dynamics. 3
D/ED 1013 Labor Relations and Negotiations This course explores collective bargaining, negotiation skills, union movements, and related contemporary issues critical to central office leadership. 3
D/ED 1014 Business and Facilities Management This course examines financing and construction of education facilities. It explores current state regulations on new and renovated facilities and gives special emphasis to bonding initiatives and aesthetic and environmental concerns. 3
D/ED 1015 Dynamics of Leadership and Change This course provides a thorough examination of contemporary leadership theory and styles. Essential leadership skills for twenty-first century institutions of learning will be explored through the use of case studies and simulations. Models of change and communication strategies will be addressed. 3
D/ED 1109 Public Policy The analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation of policy will be the common theme of this course. The relationship between policy and administration will be a focus. Policy-making structures will be identified and examined. 3
D/ED 1150 Practicum in Human Resources Utilization This one-semester internship provides the student participant an opportunity to focus on the creative and effective utilization of faculty, parents, and community-atlarge to achieve curricular purposes of the school. It addresses both staffing and staff development needs. This internship addresses competencies explored during coursework and is accomplished at a central office site. 3
D/ED 1151 Practicum in Financial and Material Resource Utilization This one-semester internship provides the student participant an opportunity to focus on creative and effective resource allocation and budgeting procedures. It also deals with building management and resource enhancement to support curriculum initiatives. This internship addresses competencies explored during coursework and is accomplished at a central office site. 3
D/ED 1200 Administrative Internship This course provides an opportunity for the student participant to integrate theory and practice in the field of central office administration. It is an individualized program, designed by the student, a faculty mentor, and a site supervisor. It addresses competencies explored during coursework. The internship is accomplished at a central school office site. Student participants register for two semesters of internship. 6
D/ED 1201 Administrative Internship This course provides an opportunity for the student participant to integrate theory and practice in the field of central office administration. It is an individualized program, designed by the student, a faculty mentor, and a site supervisor. It addresses competencies explored during coursework. The internship is accomplished at a central school office site. Student participants register for two semesters of internship. 6
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 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 is the first of a five course interdisciplinary series required of all doctoral students. 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 lifecycle. Students will gain a better understanding of the social nature of humankind, symbolic interaction and social systems theory, major economic theories, life-cycle theory, social control and organizational theory, and of the primary social institutions influencing human development. 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. 3
D/HD 1051 Selected Topics 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 interests of the students, explicating the interdisciplinary context in which their topic resides. Students will develop a research proposal that may be based on their dissertations. 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. 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 Evaluation Presents a continuum of program evaluation methods, from more formative to more summative approaches. Emphasizes the systematic application of research methods to assess intervention programs. 3
D/HE 1015 Dynamics of Leadership and Change This course provides a thorough examination of contemporary leadership theory and styles. Essential leadership skills for 21st century institutions of learning will be explored through the use of case studies and simulations. Models of change and communication strategies will be addressed. 3
D/HE 1020 History of American Colleges/Universities This course will explore the social and historical foundations of colleges and universities in the United States. It will also present the transitions and traditions in higher education curricular programs. 3
D/HE 1021 Academic Curriculum The course covers four general areas: frames of reference on the curriculum, views on knowledge and pedagogy, planning and implementation of the curriculum, and curriculum in practice. Students will understand better the historical and philosophical forces that have helped shape the curriculum in American higher education, gain knowledge of current practices and issues, and better understand the development and implementation of a new academic programs. 3
D/HE 1025 Student Issues in Higher Education This course will discuss the multifaceted issues related to a student-centered campus. It will present practical problem-solving strategies in dealing with adult learners. 3
D/HE 1030 College Finance and Strategic Planning A practical exploration of strategies for both financial and long-range strategic planning will be the focus of this course. 3
D/HE 1109 Lawin Higher Education Introduces students to the legal and policy aspects of higher education. Law and policy as it relates to due process for both students and employees at colleges and universities will be emphasized. 3
D/HE 1140 Program Evaluation (Learning Outcomes/Assessment) This course will explore traditional and non-traditional institutional programs and student outcomes/assessment designs for the purpose of heightening achievement at all levels. 3
D/HE 1202 Internship in Higher Education An on-site, individually designed internship/practicum will conclude work in this specialty. Competencies stressed will include, but not be limited to, those covered in coursework: strategic planning, finances, student concerns, policy issues, curriculum development. 3
D/HE 1203 Internship in Higher Education An on-site, individually designed internship/practicum will conclude work in this specialty. Competencies stressed will include, but not be limited to, those covered in coursework: strategic planning, finances, student concerns, policy issues, curriculum development. 1.5
D/HP 1005 Models of Teaching: Cross-discipline Integrating Seminar 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/HP 1049 Sports Nutrition The interrelationships between physical fitness, athletic performance, nutrient intake, and nutritional status. Dietary recommendations for enhancement of human performance. 3
D/HP 1066 Independent Study A course or project designed to meet an individual student's interests and needs through primarily self-directed learning. 3
D/HP 1077 Nutrition and Exercise in Chronic Disease An examination of the role of nutrition and exercise in the management of chronic disease. Medical nutrition therapy, as well as exercise and sports nutrition guidelines specific to various chronic disease states is analyzed. 3
D/HP 1078 Issues in Geriatric Care A comprehensive update on current topics in the field of gerontology presented by well-known authors from an interdisciplinary perspective. 3
D/HP 1101 Scientific and Theoretical Basis for Health Promotion This course provides an historical perspective and builds skills in developing the components of health care and worksite health promotion programming, including needs assessment, implementation, and outcome measurements. 3
D/HP 1102 Health Promotion Epidemiology Studies the concepts and principles of epidemiology. Includes types of study design, strengths and limitations of designs, and analysis and interpretation of data, as well as the sources and nature of information to assess the health of populations. 3
D/HP 1103 Management of Health Promotion Programs An overview of health promotion program management, including management functions and contemporary issues. 3
D/HP 1104 Health Promotion Methods, Materials,and Delivery Describes, critically analyzes, and compares a variety of health communications models, e.g., social change model, others. Plans evaluation strategies appropriate for different intervention techniques. 3
D/HP 1105 Health Promotion Economics Explores the context of health care finance including pricing and payment models. 3
D/HP 1110 Psychosocial Influences and the Biological Basis of Disease This course looks at traditional and newer understandings of specific disease entities. The biological focus will be incorporated with a psychological and sociocultural perspective on the development of illness. This integrated approach lays the basis for conceptualizing preventive strategies. 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 1112 Health Promotion Research Seminar Students will review topics and methods from dissertation research in health promotion. 3
D/SW 1007 Social Work Education Curriculum Development Incorporates theories of teaching and learning to assist students in developing effective instructional knowledge and skills. Promotes an understanding of the Curriculum Policy Statement of the Council on Social Work Education, as well as the accreditation standards for social work programs to support the skills necessary to teach effectively in schools of social work. 3
D/SW 1009 Mentored Teaching Experience Individualized teaching experience within the student's area of teaching interests. 3
D/SW 1011 Paradigms of Social Work Practice Presents models of practice with individuals, families, groups, as well as communities, organizations, and large institutional systems. It provides an analytical framework for the differential application and efficacy of these models. 3
D/SW 1109 Models of Policy Analysis Develops models for assessing federal, state, and local policies incorporating economic and political analyses of policy principles. 3
D/SW 1120 Program Administration Elucidates the essential functions of administration including, but not limited to, planning, organizing, staffing, resources, management, and budgeting. Focuses on planning for agency effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability. Gives emphasis to generic planning processes, goal selection, objective specification, alternatives analysis, and planning models in a real world context. 3
D/SW 1150 Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Professional Practice Explores the relationship of cultural diversity and ethnicity to effective intervention strategies, giving special attention to vulnerable populations. 3
D/SW 1160 The History of Social Welfare and The Social Work Profession Describes the development of social welfare initiative and the social work profession within the U.S. Students will be required to engage in historical research using primary resources when possible. 3