Child and Family Development (CFD) courses
CFD 600 Issues in Child and Family DevelopmentPrerequisite: permission.
Advanced inquiry into specialized areas of study in Child and Family Development. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours when topics change. May be taught concurrently with CFD 500. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 500 and CFD 600.
CFD 610 Child Life Theory and PracticePrerequisite: admission into the CFD major-Child Life Option and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CFD 354 or admission into the Child Life Studies Graduate Program.
This course will cover advanced topics related to the child life profession, including: stress and coping theory, psychological preparation for medical experiences, ethical issues related to healthcare delivery, non-pharmacological pain management, interdisciplinary team communication and advocacy, supervision of students, and child life program administration. May be taught concurrently with CFD 510. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 610 and CFD 510.
CFD 632 Family Advocacy
A study of the advocacy process in both the public and private sectors for directing change to benefit families and children. The course involves field trips to locations where decisions are being made that impact families and children. May be taught concurrently with CFD 532. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 532 and CFD 632.
CFD 633 Principles of Family Life Education
A study of the philosophical and methodological considerations in facilitating family life education programs. Field experiences are a part of this course. May be taught concurrently with CFD 533. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 533 and CFD 633.
CFD 657 Growth and Development: Middle Childhood to Adolescence
Overview of current research on development, middle childhood through adolescence (8-18), including physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. The roles of culture and biology in development, including families and a variety of social settings such as child care, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. May be taught concurrently with CFD 557. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 657 and CFD 557.
CFD 660 Family Engagement
A study of family engagement programs including family education, volunteerism, leadership development, and advocacy. Students are involved in practicums working with families in a variety of community settings. Students must obtain a Missouri Volunteer and Employee Criminal History Service (MOVECHS) FBI fingerprinting background check. May be taught concurrently with CFD 560. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 560 and CFD 660.
CFD 662 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
The primary and secondary prevention of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect of children. Designed for professionals who work with children and families and are required by law to report suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect. May be taught concurrently with CFD 562. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 562 and CFD 662.
CFD 663 Administration of Programs for Children and Families
Types, purposes, and administration of programs for children, youth, and families. Development of leadership and management skills. Includes an overview of office policy and procedure, staff and volunteer management, public relations, budgeting, and quality assurance. May be taught concurrently with CFD 563. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 663 and CFD 563.
CFD 680 Introduction to Research in Child and Family DevelopmentPrerequisite: 60 hours with minimum cumulative GPA (MSU and combined) of 3.00 or admission into accelerated graduate program or graduate student status.
Provides an introduction to empirical research and a variety of research approaches common to the social sciences. Relevant terms and statistical concepts will be presented. Research methods and experimental designs, including locating and analyzing research articles from the professional literature will be introduced. May be taught concurrently with CFD 580. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 680 and CFD 580.
CFD 701 Orientation to Early Childhood and Family DevelopmentPrerequisite: admission to the Early Childhood and Family Development graduate program.
Orientation to the program and examination of seminal reading in the field.
CFD 702 Community Engagement
Analysis of service-learning/community engagement. The main tenets of community engagement/service learning are analyzed, the community need, the academic enhancement, and reflection. The roles of all involved in community engagement/service learning, the teachers, the students, and the community partners are studied. Ethical, moral, and civic implications of community engagement/service-learning are also explored.
CFD 705 Growth and Development: Infancy through Early Childhood
Overview of current research on children's development, prenatal through age 5 years, including physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. The roles of culture and biology in development, including families and a variety of social settings such as child care, schools, neighborhoods, and communities.
CFD 750 Advanced Human Development Studies
Analysis of theories and trends in human development.
CFD 761 Advanced Family Studies
Provides students with an understanding of theories used in the study of families; awareness of current demographics and trends of today's families; examines characteristics of various family structures and social influences impacting family functioning.
CFD 775 Parent and Child Relations
This course examines relevant theories and current research in parent-child relationships across the life span.
CFD 776 Advanced Studies in Infant Development
Current research on infant development, prenatal through two years of age. The roles of families and culture in early development. Applications of research findings to practice in infant and toddler care.