Child Development Course Descriptions
HPE 233 – First Aid - The study of first aid and safety as recommended by the American Red Cross combined with methods of prevention and care of injuries in physical education and athletics. CPR will also be covered during this course. Two class periods and one 1-hour laboratory period per week. Special fee: $15.00 (Fall, Spring, Summer)
HES 312/ECE 312 – Creative Arts for Children - To help the teacher of children develop an understanding of process and product in the creative arts. The learning setting, activities, and techniques for helping children explore, discover, and practically apply creative problem-solving through the creative arts will be studied. Special fee: $30.00
ED 299 – Human Growth and Development – Characteristics of and interrelationships among the physical, mental, social, and emotional aspects of human growth and development. Not applicable for credit toward a psychology major or minor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
HES 344/EEX 340 – Introduction to Students with Disabilities - A survey course in the education of students with disabilities. This course provides information on the various disabilities and facilitates an understanding of the basic special education services and adaptations provided to individuals with disabilities and students who are culturally different. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education.
HES 362 – Child Development - Human development from the prenatal to kindergarten stage. Consideration of nursery school materials and experiences to foster development. Supervised experiences including participation and home visits. Two class periods, two scheduled participation hours, and one free observation hour per week. Prerequisite: PY 201.
HES 370 – Language and Literacy Development in Young Children - This course focuses on how language and literacy develop in young children through play, meaningful communication, literature, and planned learning experiences.
HES 352 – Pediatric Nutrition - This course will explore the nutritional needs of the pediatric population. The primary focus will be growth and development, pediatric nutrition assessment, and the effect of the environment on the nutritional intake of the pediatric population. The importance of health promotion and disease prevention in the pediatric populations will be established, focusing on the prevention and management of nutritional deficiencies and overweight and obesity. Cultural diversity in food selection will be explored. Select pediatric disease and chronic illnesses requiring medical nutrition therapy will be identified and course participants will comprehend the special dietary needs of those individuals. Participants will demonstrate the ability to plan an age specific menu which complies with federal and state nutritional guidelines. Prerequisite: HES 342.
HES 474/ECE 474 – Early Childhood Programs - Practical techniques for the teacher of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children. Emphasis is placed on developmentally appropriate curriculum and program development as well as the needs of the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten child. Also listed as ECE 474 but creditable only in field for which registered.
HES 460 – Administration of Programs for Young Children - This course focuses on establishing and managing a successful program for young children. Points of emphasis include policies and procedures, supervision and staff development, health and safety, managing facilities and equipment, and finances and marketing.
HES 468 – Practicum in Child Development - Observation of infants and toddlers and design of a learning environment for this age group, including theories of infant development, description of appropriate learning activities, and development of parent education materials. Four class periods; two 1-hour laboratory periods per week at Kilby Nursery School. Prerequisite: HES 362.
HES 372 – Methods and Materials for Young Children - This course emphasizes child-centered teaching across the curriculum. A variety of developmentally appropriate methods and materials are presented in course content.