Child and Adolescent Development

College of the Desert offers a Child and Adolescent Development Associate in Arts for Transfer degree, also called Child and Adolescent Development AA-T. Students completing this interdisciplinary degree are prepared to understand the processes of change and growth that characterize human development from conception to age 18. Course offerings are drawn from psychology, sociology, human development, anthropology, and biology, with electives from other departments. Students completing an associate’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development are qualified to work in school districts as classroom paraprofessionals and for social services programs as entry level social workers. Students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in this major typically choose careers in education, social services, counseling, and guidance, or in the field of health.

Advisor:

Donna Greene
dgreene@collegeofthedesert.edu
(760) 776-7398

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

ECE 001  Principles and Practices of Teaching   Units: 3

This course is an examination of the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs, environments, emphasizing the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative and intellectual development for all children. This course includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity. (C-ID ECE 120)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 010  Child Growth & Development   Units: 3

This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. There will be an emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. (C-ID CDEV 100)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C5                 CSU GE: D7, E                 IGETC: None

ECE 012  Child, Family & Community   Units: 3

An examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community and emphasizes historical and socio-cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families. (C-ID CDEV 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ECE-010
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C5                 CSU GE: D7, E                 IGETC: None

ECE 016A  Parenting Infants & Toddlers   Units: 1

This course explores parent-child interaction patterns for parents of infants and toddlers. Students examine age-appropriate behaviors, problem behaviors, observation and communication strategies. Special attention is given to family structures, cultural backgrounds, and parenting children with disabilities.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 016B  Parenting The Preschool Child   Units: 1

This course explores parent-child interaction patterns for parents of preschool aged children. Students examine age-appropriate behaviors, problem behaviors, observation and communication strategies. Special attention is given to family structures, cultural backgrounds, and parenting children with disabilities.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 016C  Parenting The Young Child   Units: 1

This course explores parent-child interaction patterns for those parenting children ages 5-8. Students examine age-appropriate behaviors, problem behaviors, observation and communication strategies. Special attention is given to family structures, cultural backgrounds, and parenting children with disabilities.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 017  Child Guidance   Units: 3

This course presents a developmentally appropriate approach to the guidance of children, including children with special needs. Effective guidance techniques, effective communication and working with children in groups will be covered. The role of and collaboration with familiy as a means to effective guidance will be covered. This course is intended for teachers and professionals who work with children in a variety of settings.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 019  Children's Language & Literature   Units: 3

This course is an overview of children's emerging literacy and language skills. At the end of this course students will demonstrate their knowledge of language acquisition in young children, how literacy skills emerge in young children, and what a teacher's role is in assisting the learning process.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 020  Infant/Toddler Growth & Development   Units: 3

This course studies the process of human development from conception through age three as determined by heredity, society and human interaction with implications for child guidance. Prenatal development and the birth process are emphasized. Major theories of development are reviewed. Observations provide opportunity to integrate theory and practice for all children. Multiple influences on development are analyzed including cultural, linguistic and ability differences are emphasized.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 021  Infant/Toddler Curriculum   Units: 3

This course prepares students to develop and implement an infant and/or toddler curriculum including design of a developmentally appropriate learning environment. Licensing requirements and teacher competency necessary for working with infants and toddlers are explored.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010 or ECE-020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 023  The Mentor Teacher/Adult Supervision   Units: 2

Methods and principles of supervising adults who are student teachers, assistants or volunteers in early childhood classrooms. Emphasis is on the role of experienced classroom teachers who function as mentors to new teachers while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents and other staff.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-046B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 024  Admin. Of Programs For Young Children   Units: 3

This course examines the requirements for the administration of programs for young children including private and publicly funded preschool programs, emphasizing the business and management skills of administration. It is required by the State Department of Social Services for directors of private preschools and child care programs.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010 and completion of 9 units in ECE
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 025  Adv. Administration/Programs Young Children   Units: 3

This course provides an advanced level of administrative and managerial knowledge needed to operate a child care center as a successful business. Emphasis is on leadership, emerging issues in early childhood education, continuous improvement, systems thinking, creating learning communities, advocacy and professionalism.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-024 and completion of 12 units in ECE
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 027  English Language Learners In ECE   Units: 3

This course focuses on principles for promoting language, literacy and learning for preschool English language learners. Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to foster an environment that respects and values linguistic and cultural diversity while assisting children toward the eventual mastery of English as a second language.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 030  Creativity In Young Children   Units: 3

This course examines materials and techniques for teaching creative activities to young children. Developing creativity and cognitive flexibility are emphasized. Various sensory modalities are explored. Alignment of curriculum with California State Standards while providing a play-based creative environment is highlighted.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 031  Child Abuse & Neglect   Units: 3

This course examines physical abuse and neglect, emotional abuse and neglect, and sexual abuse of children, as well as issues which contribute to abuse and neglect. The developmental consequences of stress and trauma on children are explored. Emphasis is placed on ways to support family strengths, foster positive mental health and prevent, detect and intervene in cases of child abuse. Mandated reporting protocols are reviewed.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 033  Inclusion of Children With Special Needs   Units: 3

This course provides an introduction to special education and in early childhood settings. Introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. Includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. The role of child development professionals and paraprofessionals in serving children with disabilities is emphasized. Strategies to include children with special needs in full inclusion settings is emphasized.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 034  Social Cognition & the Developing Brain   Units: 3

This course is designed to help students understand brain development occurs through the interaction of a child's relationships and experiences. Early childhood teachers (birth to age eight) create calm and effective learning environments when they facilitate children's capacity to know others (social cognition) and to get along with others (prosocial behavior).
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 035  Curriculum & Strategies - Children W/ Special Needs   Units: 3

This course prepares students to become professionals in programs serving children with special needs and their families. Covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families and communities. Focuses on the use of observation and assessment in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Including the role of the teacher and other professionals working with families,collaboration with interdisciplinary teams and cultural competence. Strategies to support children with challenging behaviors is emphasized.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-033
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 036  Music for Young Children   Units: 3

This course emphasizes the development of curriculum ideas for using music to develop listening ability, movements, rhythm dancing, singing, identifications of instruments and pitch. Teaching techniques and materials appropriate to the growth and development of young children are explored.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 037  Inclusion Practices In Early Childhood   Units: 3

Designed to develop both planning and intervention skills for working with young children with special needs and their families. Students will plan educational programs which include use of specific intervention techniques and practices from recognized early intervention programs for children showing atypical development. Attention will be given to adopting strategies to include exceptional children in programs for typically developing young children. Field experiences required.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-035
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 038  Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in ECE   Units: 3

This course explores the development of curriculum ideas for teaching about scientific, mathematical, engineering, and technology (STEM) concepts to young children.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 039  ECE Global Diplomacy Practicum   Units: 3

This course is designed to develop the practical skills needed to work in a global education environment by placing students in an integrated, service learning study abroad experience. Critical thinking skills and application will be developed by examining communication, culture, history, values and lifestyles in the context of childhood.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-047A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 040  Introduction To Curriculum   Units: 3

This course presents an overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for young children. Students examine teacher's role in supporting development and fostering the joy of learning for all young children using observation and assessment strategies emphasizing the essential role of play. An overview of content areas will include, but not be limited to: Language and literacy, social and emotional learning, sensory learning, art and creativity, math and science. (C-ID ECE 130)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 044  Health, Safety & Nutrition   Units: 3

Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health safety and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Focus on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development for all children. (C-ID ECE 220)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 045  Teaching In A Diverse Society   Units: 3

Examination of the development of social identities in diverse societies including theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms and teaching. Various classroom strategies are explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. Course includes self-examination and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes and bias, social and educational access, media and schooling. (C-ID ECE 230)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 045A  Licensed Family Child Care   Units: 2

This course prepares students to integrate basic principles of child development in establishing a quality child care program within a family home environment. The following are emphasized: Community Care Licensing Title 22 Regulations, Family Child Care Rating Scale (FCCRS), health, safety, nutrition and child guidance policies and practices that support all children and the principles of developmentally appropriate curriculum in working with children of various ages.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 046B  Observation and Assessment   Units: 3

This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning in order to join with families and professionals in promoting children's success and maintaining quality programs. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment methods are explored. (C-ID ECE 200)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-010
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 047A  Practicum In Early Childhood Education   Units: 3

A demonstration of developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment; and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children. (C-ID ECE 210)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 162          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ECE-001 and ECE-010 and ECE-012 and ECE-040 and ECE-046B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ECE 095A  Early Childhood Education Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Early Childhood Education.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

Psychology (PSY)

PSY 001  General Psychology   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to psychology and defines the principles and theories governing the scientific study of affect, behavior and cognition. Included are such topics as developmental psychology, states of consciousness, psychotropic agents, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, intelligence, personality, stress, and social psychology, psychotherapy, research methodology, and psychological disorders. This survey course offers a foundation and preparation for additional study in psychology and social sciences, for understanding self and others, and principles of psychology to apply to daily life. (C-ID PSY 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D9                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 003  Developmental Psychology   Units: 3

This is a life span course that focuses on the behavioral patterns found at each level of normal human development, including the interrelationships of psychological, sociological, cognitive, and physical development from birth to senescence. The implications for both personal development and professional practice are considered.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: PSY-001 and ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D9, E                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 007  Positive Psychology   Units: 3

The course provides an introduction to positive psychology. Positive psychology uses the tools of rigorous science to examine the sources and nature of positive human strengths, characteristics, resources, and aspirations. This course is designed to explore the concepts, research behind the concepts, techniques, resiliency factors and exercises to enhance optimism, decrease stressors, and significantly increase wellbeing. Topics include happiness, self-esteem, self-knowledge, empathy, compassion, friendship, hope, goal setting, love, parenting, achievement, positive education, positive organizations, resilience, creativity and flow, mindfulness, spirituality, and humor. This course is offered in the Spring semester of even-numbered years.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071 or ENG-061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: E                 IGETC: None

PSY 010  Psychological Aspects/Marriage & Family   Units: 3

This course is designed to develop the student's repertoire of behavioral skills and an understanding of the principles governing marriage and family life. Included are areas such as communication, decision-making, human sexuality, divorce, single parenting, alternative family lifestyles and coping with stress.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D4, E                 IGETC: None

PSY 012  Human Sexuality   Units: 3

This course examines the development and practice of human sexuality through exploration of the psychological, social, cognitive, and physiological dimensions of human behavior. (C-ID PSY 130)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D7, E                 IGETC: 4G

PSY 020  Adolescent Psychology   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to both research and theory related to the growth and development of adolescents. Major areas emphasized include physical and psychological growth, adolescents and their families, the influence of peers, youth subcultures, sex roles, sexual behavior, self image and the impact of society at large. A special emphasis is placed on practical techniques useful to parents and professionals who work with adolescents. This course is offered in the Fall semester of odd-numbered years.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D9, E                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 023  Psychology Of Women   Units: 3

This course presents an overview of the social and personality development of the female. More specifically, the course examines the physiological and psychological differences characteristic of women, as well as those resulting from gender linked cultural values. This course is offered in the Fall semester of odd-numbered years.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D4, D9, E                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 025  Intro To Research Methods For Soc Sciences   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the research methodology utilized in the social sciences. This survey of contemporary approaches for study designs and research techniques will include theory development, application of methods, and the systematic nature of data collection. The major qualitative and quantitative research designs and methods such as observation, surveys, experimentation, and correlation will be addressed. This course is offered in the Spring semester. (C-ID PSY 200)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PSY-001 and SOC-003 or MATH-014
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

PSY 027  Biological Psychology   Units: 3

This survey course identifies the physiological determinants of behavior, affect and cognition. It will include an overview of neuroanatomy and the endocrine system. The relationshipbetween these systems and psychological aspects such as perception, learning, motivation, emotion and personality will be identified. In addition, students will be introduced to neural basis for select disorders and organic and internally induced brain damage and associated psychopathology. This course is offered in the Fall semester of odd-numbered years. (C-ID PSY 150)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PSY-001
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D9                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 029  Abnormal Psychology   Units: 3

This course is an examination of various categories of abnormal behaviors and psychopathology from current perspectives including socio-cultural, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral and biological. Topics will include assessments, diagnostic practices, interventions and therapies. Students will also learn the role of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV-TR (DSM - IV-TR) in psychology. This course is offered in the Fall semester of even-numbered years. (C-ID PSY 120)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D9                 IGETC: 4I

PSY 033  Personal & Social Adjustment   Units: 3

This course examines the development of personality and places emphasis upon the process of adjustment encountered in such areas as self development, school, family, intimate relationships, vocation and community. In particular, the course focuses on the development of well being and understanding process of learning and applying adequate methods of coping in problematic situations. This course is offered in the Spring semester of odd-numbered years. (C-ID PSY 115)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D9, E                 IGETC: None

PSY 095A  Psychology Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Psychology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

Sociology (SOC)

SOC 001  Introductory Sociology   Units: 3

This course is a survey of the characteristics of social life, the processes of social interaction, and the tools of sociological investigation. (C-ID SOCI 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D0                 IGETC: 4J

SOC 002  Social Problems   Units: 3

An application of sociological principles and concepts in an analysis of the family, religion, education, minorities, crime and delinquency, urban society, industry, and politics. Special attention is given to the interpretation of relevant quantitative data. This course is offered in the Spring semester. (C-ID SOCI 115)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: SOC-001
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D0                 IGETC: 4J

SOC 003  Fundamentals Of Statistics   Units: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts and techniques of statistical analysis which are encountered in all areas of application. Emphasis is placed upon precise mathematical reasoning coupled with a thorough understanding of the rationale underlying the statistical methods employed. The course encompasses both descriptive and inferential concepts and techniques, including the mathematical principles of probability theory and their application to parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Published reports representative of the many ways in which statistical methods/data are employed in support of specific conclusions are examined with respect to both the appropriateness of their use and interpretation. (C-ID SOCI 125)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH-040 and ENG-071
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: B4                 IGETC: 2A

SOC 004  Sociological Analysis & Critical Thinking   Units: 3

This course provides instruction in the principles of critical analysis and the composition of reasoned, written responses to a variety of social issues. These include issues falling within the scope of sociology, anthropology, economics, education, politics, criminology, biology and the physical sciences. Both deductive and inductive forms of reasoning are studied, including common formal and informal fallacies. (C-ID ENGL 105)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENG-001A and MATH-054
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: A3                 IGETC: 1B

SOC 014  Introduction To Race & Ethnicity   Units: 3

Racial And Ethnic Relations is about the varieties of racial and ethnic interactions in the United States. The course is concerned with the origins, implications, and consequences of race, ethnicity, prejudice, and discrimination. Although the significance of cultural differentiation is highly important in the course, major emphasis is placed on intergroup interaction. Both minority group reaction to ethnic status and majority group reaction to ethnic action are major components of the course. (C-ID SOCI 150)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D0, D3                 IGETC: 4J

SOC 015  Mexican American Culture & Society   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the culture and society of Mexican Americans. The various social, political, and economic conditions and experiences of people of Mexican ancestry living in the United States are examined in historical context, from the pre-Columbian period to the present. The group's culture and the group's relationship with the larger society are explored and analyzed. This course is offered in the Spring semester.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D0, D3                 IGETC: 4C, 4J

SOC 095A  Sociology Work Experience   Units: 1-6

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to six units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Sociology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 450          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None