Theory and Practice

YD280 (Liberal Arts) Theory and Practice 4 hrs. 3 crs. Surveys the field of developmental psychology, with an emphasis on resiliency theory and strengths-based perspectives on youth development. Principles of developmental psychology lay the groundwork for practices working with children and youth. Topics covered include physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development, as well as the diversity of developmental needs across ages, abilities, culture and sociopolitical conditions. Preq: ENG 125. This course carries a Liberal Arts designation. The course includes 28 hours of supervised field experiences in educational environments that focus on the study of child and adolescent development as it relates to teaching and learning.