This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the social-learning approach and corresponding set of techniques for teaching and modifying individual behavior in group settings where the opportunity for individual attention is limited. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of individual differences among children, including ethnic and gender differences. It is designed for individuals who have an interest in and/or responsibility for working with children, ages two-12, in group settings such as school-age child care and schools.
4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 to present
Meets graduation requirements for
- Ethical and sociocultural factors that contribute to children will be analyzed and evaluated
- Student will be required to apply knowledge acquired to specific examples of child interactions
- Student will be required to learn and understand how individual differences influence interactions with children
- The social-learning approach to individual behavior will be presented
- Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.