University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses offered by the Leadership and Developmental Sciences Department


Courses in Counseling

EDCO 220 - Developmental Persp in Counsel
Survey of major and emerging theories of human development and application of theoretical concepts to self and others from a counseling perspective. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; others by Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 291 - Special Topics in Counseling
Special issues in counseling, administration and planning, social work or higher education not appropriate to content of existing courses. Courses reflect the social services orientation of the Department of Integrated Professional Studies.
Credits: 1-3.
EDCO 310 - Counseling Strats for Teachers
learning styles, and promotion of positive behavior change. Prerequisite: permission. Counseling strategies appropriate for use in the classroom for class management assessment and utilization of different
Credits: 3.
EDCO 340 - Development Guidance in Schls
An introduction to the role of the school counselor including developmental guidance program planning and implementation, consultation, crisis intervention, parent education and ethical issues. Prerequisite: Counseling majors or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 341 - Diagnosis in School Counseling
This course outlines the more commonly used psychological diagnostic categories used to describe youth with developmental and psychological challenges.
Credits: 1.
EDCO 342 - Assessment in School
This course is designed to provide students with information related to the role of assessment in the practice of school counseling.
Credits: 1.
EDCO 344 - Modalities: Couns Child & Adol
Study of the practice of counseling children and adolescents using behavioral and cog-behavior theory, narrative theory and practice, and play therapies. Prerequisites: Counseling majors and concurrent with internship or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 345 - Diagnosis in Counseling
Etiology and diagnosis of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and adults according to DMS. Includes intake, evaluation, treatment planning, and clinical documentation skills. Prerequisite: Counseling majors or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 346 - Treatment Modalities
Students will examine specific treatment approaches (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Adlerian, etc.) with an on the application of theories to practice. Prerequisites: Counseling majors with EDCO 220, EDCO 350, EDCO 374, EDCO 375, and EDCO 392 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 350 - Prof Issues in Counseling
A seminar in which professional, ethical, and legal issues facing counselors in schools and mental health settings are addressed through reading, research, presentation, and discussion. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 351 - Assessment in MH
Students will learn about common assessment tools and processes used in clinical mental health counseling. Prerequisites: Counseling majors and EDCO 220, EDCO 350, EDCO 374, EDCO 375, and EDCO 377 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 2.
EDCO 361 - Practice of Mental Hlth Cnslng
Introduction to issues, needs, models and sociopolitical factors present in community and private-practice mental health counseling, with an emphasis on prevention and wellness. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 363 - Counseling Practicum
Introductory supervised experience in counseling in a field setting. Includes 100 hours working as a counselor with a minimum of 40 direct service hours. Prerequisites: Counseling Majors only and EDCO 220, EDCO 350, EDCO 374, EDCO 375 , EDCO 340, and EDCO 361.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 374 - Counseling Theory & Practice
Theoretical and practical approach to understanding the counseling process. Refinement of personal philosophy, theory of counseling, and implementation in practice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 375 - Lab Experience in Counseling
Students learn and practice basic counseling skills and techniques. Videotaped practice sessions are supervised by course instructor. Prerequisite: EDCO 374. Counseling majors only.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 376 - Addictions Counseling
Development and culturally responsive treatment of addictions, e.g., Motivational Interviewing, family systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, recovery maintenance, and an integrative approach to treatment. Prerequisite: Counseling majors or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 377 - Diversity Issues in Counseling
Students examine personal, cultural, political, and social factors affecting a diverse range of people with focus on developing appropriate and effective counseling skills. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 380 - Prof Problems in Counseling
Designed to cover selected educational problems in depth. The major emphasis will be on intensive and critical analysis of the literature and practice in a given area.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 381 - Counsel/Career&Lifestyle Dev
An exploration of the theories, assessment instruments, counseling techniques, and issues most relevant in counseling for career and lifestyle development. Prerequisite: EDCO 374, EDCO 375; Graduate standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 386 - Org Dev for Cnslng & Services
The concept and practice of organization development, analysis of and laboratory experience in the utilization of intervention methodologies. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 387 - Therapeutic Psychopharmacology
Introduction to neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and pharmacology as they pertain to mental health counseling. Course also covers commonly prescribed medications, ethical issues and the referral process. Prerequisite: EDCO 360 or program permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 388 - Family and Couples Counseling
Theory and process of counseling with families and couples including family theory and family therapy orientations and intervention skills. Includes practice of counseling interventions. Prerequisites: EDCO 220, or Instructor permission. EDCO 374, EDCO 375, EDCO 377, EDCO 392,
Credits: 3.
EDCO 389 - Counseling Internship
A supervised experience in counseling in a field (school or mental health) setting. Prerequisites: Counseling majors only and EDCO 220, EDCO 363, EDCO 340, and EDCO 361. . EDCO 350, EDCO 374, EDCO 375, EDCO 392,
Credits: 1-3.
EDCO 390 - Advanced Counseling Seminar
Analysis and practice of advanced counseling skills with focus on new developments. Emphasis on integration of theory and technique into a consistent counseling model. Prerequisites: EDCO 374, EDCO 375, and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee.
Credits: 1-18.
EDCO 392 - Group Counseling Experience
Encounter group experiences for prospective clinical mental health and school counselors providing increased awareness of self and models relating to others. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 1.
EDCO 393 - Adv Group:Theory and Practice
Group leadership skills are developed, practiced, and refined through in-class and laboratory experiences exchange, and ethical issues. Prerequisites: EDCO 220, EDCO 374, EDCO 375, EDCO 377, EDCO 392 that focus on live group supervision, theory, feedback and permission of the Instructor.
Credits: 3.
EDCO 394 - Special Topics in Counseling
Special issues in counseling, administration and planning, social work, higher education not appropriate to content of existing courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Variable credit.
Credits: 1-18.
EDCO 397 - Independent Study
Individual work on a research problem selected by the student in consultation with a staff member. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas; endorsement by a sponsoring faculty member.
Credits: 1-6.
EDCO 399 - Program Completion Seminar
Students are aided in preparation of a scholarly paper to be presented and discussed in seminar and submitted for publication review. Prerequisite: Counseling majors in final or next to final semester; Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.

Courses in Early Childhood Pre K-3

EDEC 001 - Intro to Early Education
Introduction to a social-constructivist approach to early childhood curriculum development and strategies for observing and documenting young children's development and learning. Offered Spring only.
Credits: 4.
EDEC 055 - Special Topics I
Credits: 2-6.
EDEC 063 - Child Development
The biological, psychological, and social growth and development of children and their relationships with family, peers, and institutions.
Credits: 3.
EDEC 100 - Inquiry & Pedagog in Early Edu
Strategies for the observation, documentation and development of curriculum in early education from a social-constructivist perspective through seminar participation and an internship experience in an early childhood setting. Offered Fall only. Pre/co-requisite: EDEC 001.
Credits: 10.
EDEC 101 - Curric Develop in Early Ed
role of teacher, peer, and classroom on children's development. Pre/co-requisites: EDEC 001; ECP or ECSP majors Explore the process of curriculum development and documentation in Early Childhood Education and the only; Praxis I; EDEC 102; EDEC 103.
Credits: 3.
EDEC 102 - Inquiry & Pedagogy in Early Ed
Strategies for the observation, documentation and development of curriculum in early education from a social-constructivist perspective. Pre/co-requisite: EDEC 001.
Credits: 3.
EDEC 103 - Early Education Internship
Internship experience in an early childhood setting. Pre/co-requisites: EDEC 001; ECP or ECSP majors only; Praxis I; EDEC 101; EDEC 102.
Credits: 3.
EDEC 180 - Early Literacy in Young Chldrn
This seminar/practicum course provides students with the foundations needed to support young children's language and literacy development, in particular how to design, present and evaluate an integrated language arts curriculum. Pre/co-requisites: EDEC 100, EDEC 189 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 6.
EDEC 187 - Field Practicum
Full semester student teaching internship in a primary (K-3) setting. Prerequisite: EDEC 189; Instructor permisson.
Credits: 15.
EDEC 189 - Early Childhood Practices
Supervised planning and conducting the Early Childhood Laboratory Center. Integrated Readings and Research, Early Childhood Seminar, and Curriculum Workshop. Prerequisite: Permission. Variable credit.
Credits: 0-15.
EDEC 195 - Special Topics
Lectures, laboratories, readings, or projects relating to contemporary areas of study. Enrollment may be more than once, accumulation up to 12 hours. Prerequisite: Varies with course.
Credits: 1-6.
EDEC 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1-4.
EDEC 200 - Contemporary Issues
Credits: 1-6.
EDEC 291 - Special Problems
Reading, discussion, and special field and/or laboratory investigations. Prerequisite: Department permission. Students may enroll more than once up to 12 hours.
Credits: 1-6.
EDEC 295 - Special Topics
Lectures, laboratories, readings, or projects relating to contemporary areas of study. Enrollment may be more than once. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1-6.
EDEC 296 - Field Experience
Professionally-oriented field experience under joint supervision by faculty and community representative, credit arranged up to 15 hours. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1-15.
EDEC 397 - Problems in Education
Credits: 1-6.

Courses in Early Childhood Special Educ

ECSP 187 - Student Teaching Practicum
Full semester student teaching internship in a setting or combination of settings that includes infants, toddlers, and/or preschoolers with disabilities. Integrated readings, research activity and weekly seminar. Prerequisites: ECSP 210, ECSP 211.
Credits: 12.
ECSP 200 - Contemporary Issues
Credits: 1-6.
ECSP 202 - D2:Introduction to EI/ECSE
This course serves as an introduction to the profession and the importance of becoming an advocate for children (0 - 6) experiencing diversity of ability, culture and or language.
Credits: 3.
ECSP 210 - Curriculum in EI/ECSE
three credits, four credits with 30-hour field experience. Designing and implementing services and supports for young children with diverse abilities. Topics include IEP/IFSP, embedding instruction, family-centered, and inclusion. Pre/co-requisites: ECSP 202 and ECSP 211. Cross-listed with: ECSP 310.
Credits: 3-4.
ECSP 211 - Assessment in EI/ECSE
Overview of the strengths and limitations of traditional and nontraditional assessments; legal responsibilities, eligibility, family, and cultural aspects. Pre/co-requisite: Completion or co-enrollment in ECSP 202 for undergraduates. Cross-listed with: ECSP 311. three credits, four credits with 30-hour field experience.
Credits: 3-4.
ECSP 220 - Seminar in EI/ECSE
This seminar accompanies the student teaching or internship experiences. Students will create a variety of evidence-based products and complete their portfolios for licensure. Co-requisite: ECSP 187. Cross-listed with: ECSP 320. For Graduate students only.
Credits: 3.
ECSP 295 - Lab Experience in Education
Undergraduate only.
Credits: 1-6.
ECSP 296 - Field Experience
Credits: 1-12.
ECSP 310 - Curriculum in EI/ECSE
embedding instruction, family-centered, and inclusion (30 hour field experience). Pre/co-requisite: ECSP 202 and ECSP 201. Cross-listed with: ECSP 210. Designing and implementing services and supports for young children with diverse abilities. Topics include IEP/IFSP,
Credits: 3.
ECSP 311 - Assessment in EI/ECSE
Overview of the strengths and limitations of traditional and nontraditional assessments; legal responsibilities, eligibility, family, and cultural aspects (30-hour practicum). Pre/co-requisite: Completion or co-enrollment in ECSP 202. Cross-listed with: ECSP 211.
Credits: 3.
ECSP 319 - Intern Specialized Personnel
Undergraduate only.
Credits: 1-6.
ECSP 320 - Seminar in EI/ECSE
This seminar accompanies the student teaching or internship experiences. Students will create a variety of evidence-based products and complete their portfolios for licensure. Co-requisite: ECSP 386. Cross-listed with: ECSP 220. For undergraduates only.
Credits: 3.
ECSP 386 - Internship: EI/ECSE
and/or early childhood special education setting. Semester-long internship in an early intervention Pre/co-requisite: ECSP 310, ECSP 311, EDSP 217, EDSP 301, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1-12.
ECSP 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1-12.
ECSP 397 - Problems in Education
Credits: 1-6.

Courses in Higher Education

EDHI 055 - Special Topics
Credits: 1-18.
EDHI 200 - Contemporary Issues
Designed so that its content and structure may accommodate special issues not especially appropriate within the boundaries of an existing course. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 1-6.
EDHI 202 - Human Rel in Univ Res Halls
Emphasis on human relations, group dynamics, advising models, student development theory, organizational development, and contemporary student issues in a residential environment. Prerequisite: Residence hall staff.
Credits: 1.
EDHI 213 - Ldr:Theories,Styles&Realities
Introductory course in leadership development designed for student leaders. Includes study of planning, time management, organizational theory, communication skills, group process, team building.
Credits: 2.
EDHI 214 - Adv Seminar in Leadership
Focuses on student leaders' experiences and how those experiences relate to activities beyond the University setting.
Credits: 2.
EDHI 230 - D2:Training in Intergrp Dialog
A training requirement for students aspiring to be intergroup dialogue peer facilitators. Topics include social identity group memberships (race, gender, class) & group facilitation.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 295 - Lab Experience in Education
Supervised field work designed to give students experience in specialized areas for their professional development. Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Professional Laboratory Experiences.
Credits: 1-3.
EDHI 297 - Special Topics
Learning modules may vary each semester as the need to address topics arises. Learning modules are five week classes.
Credits: 1-3.
EDHI 319 - Internship
Students will undertake an approved internship in an institution which reflects the particular area of interest and needs of the student. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1-6.
EDHI 332 - Adult Development & Education
Critical examination of research on adult learners in higher education, development theory, and reentry issues facing older students. Analysis and application of proposals for new adult-oriented educational programs.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 360 - Higher Education in America
Critical, contemporary overview of the American university. Implications of conflicting value philosophies for theory, practice of higher education.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 361 - The (Un)Changing Academy
This course examines the historical trends that have shaped higher education and the tensions around stability and change affecting colleges and universities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 362 - The American College Student
Examination of the diversity of college students today, and the developmental issues arising during the college experience.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 363 - Controversies of the Academy
Critical and timely look at challenges confronting campus leaders. Implications for administrative practice shape seminar conversations of readings and case studies. Pre/co-requisite: Graduate standing or permission.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 375 - Cultural Pluralism Higher Ed
This course explores cultural pluralism philosophies, racial identity development, racial incidences, and educational practices related to racism and diversity for implementation in higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 380 - Professional Problems in Educ
Designed to cover selected educational problems in depth. The major emphasis will be on intensive and critical analysis of the literature and practice in a given area.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 383 - Higher Ed Admin & Organization
Introduction to concepts of administration and organization as applied to contemporary higher education setting. Characteristics of organizations, dynamic elements of administration, and theories and processes of change.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 385 - Student Affairs Profession
Overview of the work of the student affairs profession, including philosophical base, historical development, current practices, and future trends. Prerequisite: Enrollment open only to Higher Education and Student Affairs students.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 387 - Seminar in Higher Education
Designed for graduate students concentrating in programs in Higher Education. Analysis and discussion of current issues and problems in higher education.
Credits: 1-3.
EDHI 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee.
Credits: 1-6.
EDHI 395 - Lab Experience in Education
Practica internships, offered in various University departments and offices, enable students to integrate conceptual knowledge with professional practices. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in HESA.
Credits: 2.
EDHI 396 - Capstone:Eth,Val&Mean/High Ed
An applied student affairs seminar featuring ethical problem-solving, appreciation of religious pluralism, and approaches to facilitating the search for moral and spiritual meaning in the American university.
Credits: 3.
EDHI 397 - Problems in Education
Individual work on a research problem selected by the student in consultation with a staff member. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas; endorsement by a sponsoring faculty member.
Credits: 1-6.
EDHI 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1-12.

Courses in Human Development & Fam Stdies

HDFS 001 - Int Hum Dev&Fam Std&Acad Serv
Seminar designed to introduce concepts and practices of Human Development and Family Studies through integrating academic service-learning in developmental settings with critical thinking about development. Prerequisite: Majors only.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 005 - Human Development
A comprehensive survey of life span individual and family development within social and historical context.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 020 - Aging:Change & Adaptation
Individual and social meanings of aging and old age; physical, physiological, psychological, and sociological changes accompanying aging; individual, family, community, and societal adaptations to aging. Cross-listed with: SOC 020.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 031 - D2: Undoing Identity
Introduction to identity intersections. Readings in identity performance and creation of multi-media text-based work will result in a new awareness of how identity is created.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 055 - Special Topics I
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
HDFS 060 - Family Context of Development
Developmental ecological approach to analysis of the family as a system in which individuals develop.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 065 - Human Relationships&Sexuality
Sexual responsibility and the biological, social, psychological growth, and development of human beings in terms of sex role identity.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 101 - The Helping Relationship
Prepares students for the Human Services Profession through the study and practice of professional standards and select helping skills central to effective helping relationships. Prerequisites: HDFS 005 or HDFS 060 and Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 141 - D1:Interrogatng White Identity
Introductory examination of white identity development and white identity development models from an ecological perspective. Prerequisites: HDFS 005 or HDFS 060; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 152 - Biology of Aging
Cross-listed with: NURS 100.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 161 - Social Context of Development
Developmental ecological approach to analysis of social institutions as influences on human development. Focus on education, community, health care, and social services. Pre/co-requisite: HDFS 060.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 167 - D2:Sexual & Gender Identities
Exploration of diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender identities, families, and communities, and their current personal, social, and cultural meanings and contexts. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060 and HDFS 161; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 189 - Theories of Human Development
Introduction to the most influential theories of human development where students study, compare, and evaluate select theories and apply them to issues of practical importance. Prerequisites: HDFS 005 and Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 195 - Special Topics
Lectures, laboratories, readings, or projects relating to contemporary areas of study. Enrollment may be more than once, accumulation up to 12 hours. Prerequisite: Varies with course.
Credits: 1-12.
HDFS 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1-4.
HDFS 200 - Contemporary Issues
Undergraduates only.
Credits: 1-6.
HDFS 242 - D2: Development of Prejudice
Course examines the development of personal, family, community and institutional prejudice across the life span. Analysis of theories of prejudice is done to understand discrimination. Prerequisites: HDFS 161 and HDFS 189.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 243 - D2: Cross Cultural Human Dev
Course focuses on the understanding of the influences of cultures on human development processes from critical and ecological perspectives. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, and HDFS 189.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 260 - Family Ecosystem
Family viewed in and as an environment for human development. The family ecological approach applied to practical family concerns. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 263 - Advanced Child Development
Survey of professional literature in child development with special emphasis on influence of early life experiences throughout the life cycle. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 264 - Contemporary Issues Parenting
Contemporary cultural factors that influence adult lifestyles and their relationship to successful parenting. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189; Junior standing. May be repeated up to six credits.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 265 - Teaching Human Development
Credits: 3.
HDFS 266 - Seminar in Human Development
Intensive study of issues in human development and their application in a wide variety of professional areas. May be taken more than once up to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing; nine hours in Human Development & Family Studies or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 267 - D2:Adv Gender & Sexual Iden
Intensive study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender identities, families, and communities in diverse individual, social, political, and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: Junior standing; nine hours in Human Development & Family Studies or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 268 - Sem In Close Relationships
Causal conditions influencing formation, maintenance, and dissolution of intimate adult relationships. Draws on theory and students' personal experiences to explicate the nature of close relationships in contemporary American society. Prerequisite: Junior standing; nine hours in Human Development & Family Studies or Instructor permission. Offered in alternate years.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 285 - Adolescent Devlpmnt in Context
This course explores physical, cognitive, and social development that occur during adolescence. Emphasis is placed on the contexts that shape this development. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, and HDFS 189.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 289 - Adv Theories of Human Dev
Comparative overview of major theoretical perspectives in the study of human development with particular emphasis on the interplay of method and theory and the applied implications of each theoretical model and theory. Prerequisites: HDFS 161 and HDFS 189; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.
HDFS 291 - Special Problems
Reading, discussion, and special field and/or laboratory investigations. Prerequisite: Department permission. Students may enroll more than once up to twelve hours.
Credits: 1-6.
HDFS 295 - Special Topics
Lectures, laboratories, readings, or projects relating to contemporary areas of study. Enrollment may be more than once, accumulation up to 12 hours. Prerequisites: HDFS 005, HDFS 060, HDFS 161, HDFS 189, and Junior standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1-12.
HDFS 296 - Field Experience
Professionally-oriented field experience under joint supervision by faculty and community representative, credit arranged up to 15 hours. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1-15.

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