Course Descriptions

HMS 101: Introduction to Human Services
Goal: To introduce students to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to provide professional and ethical leadership in various human service settings.
Content: Historical background, philosophies, purpose, organizational structures, funding, and management of human service agencies.
Taught: Annually
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 3 hour

PSY 220: Statistical Methods
Goal: To introduce students to the logic of designing and experiment and interpreting the quantitative data derived from it.
Content: Study of binomial and normal distributions, measures of central tendency, and tests of hypotheses.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Prerequisites: MAT 130, 192 or placement at MAT 140 level
Credit: 3 hours; cross-listed as MAT 220

PSY 230: Reading, Writing, & Review: Preparing to Conduct Research in Psychology
Goal: To encourage students to acquire knowledge of an issue within psychology and critically analyze this topic using appropriate research methodology.
Content: Provides students an opportunity for focused research in their area of interest. The class will function as a research group, providing each student with a place for discussion and critical review of her topic.
Taught: Fall.
Credit: 3 hours; S-course.

PSY 501: Developmental Psychology of the Young Child
(3 hours)

Hybrid course. Half of class work is face-to-face. Half is online. This course is a study of major theories and research pertaining to the psychological development of the child from birth through childhood. Also included are the domains of cognitive and social-emotional development. In addition to  research in this field, the practical side of understanding and interacting with children will be explored. Central to the course are critical awareness of both the scientific work in this field and the applications of this body of knowledge.
Prerequisite: Admission to M.Ed. program
Co-requisites: EDU 532; EDU 530; EDU 534

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