Child and Adolescent Development

Social and Behavioral Sciences heighten students’ awareness of social, political, and economic institutions and human behaviors in contemporary, historical, and geographical contexts. The AA-T Degree in Child and Adolescent Development is designed to allow students to transfer seamlessly as a junior to a CSU campus offering a similar major. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

Advisor:

Donna Greene
dgreene@collegeofthedesert.edu
760.776.7398

Associate Degrees for Transfer (AD-T)

Child and Adolescent Development Courses

CDE 101  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 maturation 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 001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C5                 CSU GE: D7, E                 IGETC: None

CDE 102  Child, Family, & Community   Units: 3

The process of socialization focusing on the interrelationship of family, school, and community. Examines the influence of multiple societal contexts. Explores the role of collaboration between family, community and schools in supporting children's development.(C-ID CDEV 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: CDE 101
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C5                 CSU GE: D7, E                 IGETC: None

CDE 227  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: CDE 101 & ENG 001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ANTH 002  Cultural Anthropology   Units: 3

This course explores how anthropologists study and compare human culture. Cultural anthropologists seek to understand the broad arc of human experience focusing on a set of central issues: how people around the world make their living (subsistence patterns); how they organize themselves socially, politically and economically; how they communicate; how they relate to each other through family and kinship ties; what they believe about the world (belief systems); how they express themselves creatively (expressive culture); how they make distinctions among themselves such as through applying gender, racial and ethnic identity labels; how they have shaped and been shaped by social inequalities such as colonialism; and how they navigate culture change and processes of globalization that affect us all. Ethnographic case studies highlight these similarities and differences, and introduce students to how anthropologists do their work, employ professional anthropological research ethics and apply their perspectives and skills to understand humans around the globe. (C-ID ANTH 120)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D1                 IGETC: 4A

BI 004  Elements of Biology   Units: 4

An introduction to biology for non-science majors including the study of plants, animals, ecology, and evolution. The foundations of biology, including biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, and the impact of humans on the environment will be covered in this course.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2, B3                 IGETC: 5B, 5C

BI 007  Biology of Mammals   Units: 3

This course covers classification, development, physiology, and regulation of mammals. Additional topics covered include zoogeography, echolocation, domestication, conservation ethics, and diseases and zoonoses. This course is primarily designed for students pursuing careers in science, veterinary medicine, and other fields requiring a strong foundation in biology.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: BI 004 & ENG 001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2                 IGETC: 5B

MATH 014  Statistical Methods   Units: 4

This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics; how to use measures of central tendency and dispersion among population samples to draw inferences about a population and to compare two or more populations. Discrete and continuous probability density distributions are analyzed including the binomial, normal, Student-t, chi-squared, and F-distributions. Confidence intervals for population means, proportions and variance are set. Additional topics include regression and correlation analysis and techniques of hypothesis testing, including ANOVA, and use of calculator and software applications. (C-ID MATH 110) Note: All students now can enroll in this transfer-level course without completing posted requisites. Please refer to AB 705 (under How do I enroll in courses at COD?) or see a Counselor.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 040 or MATH 045
Advisory: ENG 061 & RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: B4                 IGETC: 2A

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 061
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. (C-ID PSY 180)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: PSY 001 & ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C5                 CSU GE: D9, E                 IGETC: 4I

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 061
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 an introductory study of statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Emphasis is placed on acquainting students with the concepts underlying statistical methods and research approaches, basic statistical analyses, and principles. Topics include: data collection; descriptive and inferential statistics; sampling distribution; measures of central tendency; dispersion; relative standing, and relationship; probability; prediction; hypothesis evaluation; and test for treatment effects. This course is intended for students majoring in the behavioral/social sciences or those interested in applied statistics. (C-ID SOCI 125; MATH 110) Note: All students now can enroll in this transfer-level course without completing posted requisites. Please refer to AB 705 (under How do I enroll in courses at COD?) or see a Counselor.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 040 & ENG 061
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: B4                 IGETC: 2A

SOC 014  Introduction to Race & Ethnicity   Units: 3

Racial and Ethnic Relations focuses on 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 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D0, D3                 IGETC: 4C, 4J