CFC 305 - FAMILY, SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY

Semester Hours: 3

This course highlights principles and practices of building effective collaborations with families; community agencies and schools with an emphasis on supporting families from diverse backgrounds (e.g. disability, cultureal/linguistic diversity; non-traditional family configurations, poverty, health problems; family dysfunction).

CFC 325 - POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Semester Hours: 3

This course provides an overview of youth development principles and practices that serve as a theoretical and practical framework for building quiality programs that aim to develop young people. Content includes an overview of youth development, building cutlural competence and methods of empowering youth to become active community members.

CFC 335 - CRITICAL ISSUES COMMUNITY

Semester Hours: 3

This course examines adolescents coming to age within communities in the context of society. Students will examine topics of mental health, stress and anxiety, suicide and drug use, family dynamics and how they are influenced through the community, the school's role in the development of a child, and growing up in today's world. Additionally, students will develop strategic plans to create and implement policy as well as to make policy changes, as necessary.

CFC 451 - LEADERSHIP YOUTH & COMMUNITY

Semester Hours: 3

This course prepares students to assume leadership positions in youth and community development programs (e.g., early care and education programs; public, private, and nonprofit sectors) through coursework and a service learning opportunity. Principles and practices for effectively managing programs will be discussed.