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Southern New Hampshire University cence as a time of identity development and consolidation are explored including new research on brain development during this phase. Successful resolution of developmental tasks are viewed in light of the possible roles available to adolescents in a given culture, subculture or community. DEV 260 Family and Culture (3 credits) This course considers how family and culture influence child development including family structures, sibling relationships, parenting behaviors, children’s special needs, family violence, diversity in educational settings and the relations between family and community. Students explore their own and other’s cultural influences through the lens of diverse cultural perspectives. The challenges faced by children and families from a variety of cultures and socio-economic backgrounds including communication, interaction, education, and societal norms will be examined from the role of the practitioner. Research informs student projects in which a particular aspect of culture is studied in depth. Ten hours of field experience is included. DEV 301 Behavior Management and Legal Issues (3 credits) Students learn how to give positive guidance so that children, both typical and atypical, behave in acceptable ways. There is an emphasis on proactive behavioral systems. Legal issues are included. It is highly recommended that the student be taking the practicum or internship concurrently. This course is offered to education students who entered the university prior to 2003-2004. Prerequisites: DEV 102, EDU 200 and EDU 292. DEV 302 Foundations and Issues in Child Development (3 credits) The student is exposed to historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of child development programs. Students develop their personal philosophies of education, study topical issues and problems in the field and are encouraged to form independent opinions. Students examine the various models of programs in use today, including models of special-needs education. Offered every fall for day students. DEV 303 Administration of Child Development Programs (3 credits) This course provides students with basic skills in supervising and administering child development programs. Basic competencies of administrators are reviewed, such as law, child care licensing, personnel, budgeting, and corporate structures. Students are also introduced to governmental and non-governmental structures, public funding, and grant writing. This course may require off-campus field experiences. Prerequisite: DEV 320. Offered every fall for day students. DEV 320 Precursors of Academic Skills (3 credits) This course focuses on the development of pre-academic skills in young children. Students explore how to apply developmental theory to foster cognitive, social, emotional, and language development in young children. The relationship between the development of pre-academic skills and emerging literacy will be emphasized. Promotion of emerging literacy skills through the identification of high quality 114

children’s literature is covered. Prerequisite: DEV 241. Offered every fall for day students. DEV 340 Theories of Play (3 credits) Students explore theories of play during early childhood. The role of play in promoting healthy development, learning and literacy are covered. The distinction between developmentally appropriate play and play which does not promote development is made. Play as a form of early intervention to assist children experiencing developmental challenges is covered in detail. Prerequisite: DEV 210. Offered every spring for day students. DEV 370 Integration in the Primary Grades (3 credits) This course emphasizes the design and implementation of integrated curriculum in Kindergarten through Grade Three. Students will use scientifically valid and developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to make logical connections across all curriculum areas including: literacy; communication; thinking skills; literature; arts; math; science; social studies; health and safety; music and physical education. DEV 424 Assessment and Intervention During Early Childhood (3 credits) Students are introduced to qualitative and quantitative forms of developmental assessment used with children during the first eight years of life. The Denver-II, The OUNCE, Bailey, Brigance, HOME, HELP, Peabody, Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessment as well as other commonly used assessments within early childhood and public school settings are reviewed. Assessment will be discussed in relationship to developmental outcomes, interpretation and planning for intervention and curriculum. Prerequisite: DEV 340. Offered every spring for day students. DEV 460 Developmental Research Seminar (3 credits) Students in this course will work on their senior thesis. The course is designed to be a supportive and collaborative effort. Students will share their research, present new or alternative conceptualizations and help one another through the process of conducting a research project from conceptualization to completion. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Offered every fall for day students. DEV 480 Independent Study (3 credits) This course allows the student to investigate any child development subject not incorporated into the curriculum. Prerequisite: Permission of the advisor and school dean. DEV 499 Internship (3 to 12 credits) The Internship is a culmination of a student’s field experiences. It consists of a minimum of 150 clock-hours in the field and is accompanied by seminar meetings to provide opportunities for the analysis, evaluation and discussion of field experience.

Economics ECO 101 Economics of Social Issues (3 credits) This course will introduce students to the economics of social issues, focusing on today’s most pressing social and eco-

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  
SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog